Nearly $120,000 raised in first stage of PTDA Foundation’s Fundraising Campaign

During the first three months of its 2022 Fund Drive campaign, the PTDA Foundation raised nearly $120,000 of its 2022 fundraising goal. Contributions to the annual PTDA Foundation Fund Drive support PT WORK Force®, an initiative to empower PT/MC (power transmission/motion control) industry employers to be more successful in their recruitment and retention efforts.

“The PT/MC industry is vital and full of great opportunities for career growth and advancement,” says PTDA Foundation Vice President and 2022 Fund Drive Chair, Hafeez Hameer, business development manager, KLOZURE Seals for Garlock Sealing Technologies, Inc. “Every contribution to the PTDA Fund Drive directly impacts and assists PT/MC employers in building the talent pipeline. Hiring challenges abound in every industry, yet the work of PT WORK Force–thanks to the support of generous donors–ensures that both employers and talent reap the reward of their involvement in this thriving and exciting workforce.”

Early campaign contributions provide for new and vital programs and research for 2022, including:

Thank you to these 2022 PTDA Foundation Vanguard Contributors (October 2021–December 31, 2021):

Partner Contributors ($15,000+) 

Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.


Investor Contributors ($10,000 – $14,999)

Applied Industrial Technologies

Stakeholder Contributors ($5,000 – $9,999)

Bishop-Wisecarver Group
NSK Americas

WEG Electric Corp.

Benefactor Contributors ($2,500 – $4,999)

BDI Americas (USA & Canada) (in honor of Rick Copfer)

Garlock Sealing Technologies

Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc.

Interlynx Systems–Sales Lead & Rebate/POS Management Systems

Master Power Transmission, Inc.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America

RBC Bearings, Inc.
RBI Bearing Inc.


Ringfeder Power Transmission USA Corporation

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC

W.C. DuComb Company

Leadership Contributors ($1,000 – $2,499)

FYH Bearing Units USA Inc.

Lafert North America

Regina USA Inc.

The Rowland Company

Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Transply, Inc.
USA Roller Chain & Sprockets
Webster Industries Foundation

Sponsor Contributors ($500 – $999)

Brewer Machine & Gear Co.

ERIKS North America, Inc.

KML Bearing USA

MPT Drives, Inc.

Orthman Conveying Systems

Torque Drives, Inc.

Colleague Contributors: ($250 – $499)

ErieTec, Inc.

Individual Contributors
Chris & Heidi Bursack
Hafeez Hameer (in honor of Zahir Hameer)
Alan and Betsy Haveson

Pamela & Mark Kan
Bill Moore
Keith & Sharon Nowak
Matthew Pavlinsky
Barbara J. Ross (in memory of Bob Callahan)
Chuck Schwender
Jos Sueters

C.C. & Dan Vest

The PTDA Foundation Fund Drive is underway with a goal of raising $275,000 in 2022. While we raised $120,000 in the first three months, we are currently at 58 percent of our goal with nearly $160,000 in contributions raised as of today. To join these contributors and get recognized for your generous donation, give online at or download a pledge form at

The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to champion education, outreach, and research initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry that enhance the knowledge and/or professionalism and productivity for industry stakeholders. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount allowed by law.

For a complete list of donors, visit

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