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Story1New ICP Website Designed to Appeal to Millennial Audiences and You

Visit Today to Take Advantage of the Many Resources Available to You


New ICP Website Coming in JanuaryMake a New Year's resolution to visit the newly redesigned ICP website at to take full advantage of the many resources available to help you attract new talent to your organization and then manage them for more profitable results once they're hired.

The new website features three distinct sections designed for specific audiences:

Each section is packed with resources relevant for the audience (such as the free ICP Talent Tipsheet and much more for Employers). You can use all of these resources now for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and managing young talent in the field of industrial distribution.


The Jobs section is designed to steer young people looking for jobs in industrial distribution to the open positions you are posting on the ICP Job Board.

The new site uses the latest in responsive design techniques to work seamlessly on mobile devices. The site also incorporates the most popular social media sharing techniques so the word can spread far and wide as quickly as possible. Happy surfing!

Newstory2ICP Ambassadors Presentation to High School Students Lead to More Presentation Opportunities

Congratulations to Ken Miko, BDI, and Bob Casazza, Koyo Corporation of USA, for the November 19 presentation made to over 52 students and faculty at Bay Village High School, Bay Village, Ohio, on the careers paths available in industrial distribution and manufacturing. Their presentation resulted in invitations to present to even more schools, demonstrating the success of their message: Great jobs in industrial distribution are everywhere! Read about their presentation success and score ideas for a presentation of your own to a high school or community college near you. Remember, you are not alone! ICP is here to help you every step of the way.

To access resources you can use to put Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in the spotlight, visit the Resources section of the ICP website.

Thank You to Vanguard Donors for Kicking Off the 2013 Fund Drive

Investor Contributors ($10,000 - $14,999)
BDI Worldwide (BDI & BDI Canada)
Stakeholder Contributors ($5,000 - $9,999)
Gates Corporation
Rexnord Industries, LLC

Benefactor Contributors ($2,500 - $4,999)
Baldor Electric Company
Bearing Service Inc.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
C&U Americas
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation    
Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.
Timken Drives, LLC      

Leadership Contributors ($1,000 - $2,499)
AMI Bearings, Inc.     
General Bearing Service Inc.
IBT, Inc.
Lafert North America


Story3Vanguard Donor Profile: BDI 

Vanguard donors are the companies that pledge or donate early to kick off the next year's fund drive. In military terms, the Vanguard is the force that leads the way into battle--a place of distinguished honor. Each year, ICP depends on the generous donations of companies like yours to keep pushing the message that great careers are available in industrial distribution.

Ken Miko, of BDI

Ken Miko, BDI

One such loyal supporter is BDI of Cleveland, Ohio. "BDI has historically  been a supporter of ICP because we recognize the need for an independent organization to be working tirelessly on behalf of all industrial distributors to help develop the pipeline of new recruits that can assist our businesses to continued growth and viability in our ever changing marketplace," said Ken Miko, director of strategic
BDI-logoaccounts  for BDI.

ICP 2013 Fund Drive contributors will be acknowledged in future issues of Pathway, so make your 2013 contribution now to receive early recognition. And, thank you for the support!

newstoryYoung People Want to Work for You--Help Them By Posting Your Open Positions to the ICP Job Board

The National Association of Manufacturers reported yesterday that "seven of our top 10 markets for manufactured goods are growing--an improvement from just three months ago." A warming economy plus a new year means young people are looking for their next career move. Help them find it at Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) through a posting on the ICP Job Board. With agressive nationwide advertising, a new social media campaign and a vivid new website, ICP is raising awareness of great careers in industrial distribution and manufacturing to attract job hunters to your open positions. Take advantage of this marketing push by being visible and use the code PTDA2013 to save $50.

Story6Meet ICP Steering Committee Member Curtis Sprague

The ICP Steering Committee is composed of Alliance Partner association staff and a volunteer member from each of the Alliance Partner associations.

Alliance Partner NAHAD--The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution is represented by NAHAD past president Curtis W. Sprague, Branham Corporation-Mt. Empire Rubber Co., of Johnson, Tennessee.  
Curtis said, "I agreed to serve on the ICP Steering Committee representing NAHAD because I feel strongly that our membership will benefit from ICP's efforts to make young adults aware of the varied career paths available to them in the field of industrial distribution. No single organization has the human or financial resources to do this on their own, so supporting ICP is the smart thing to do." NAHAD represents over 450 member companies.

The other Alliance Partner Steering Committee members are Terry Knight (PTDA Foundation) and Glenn R. Knowlton (ISA Educational Foundation). Stay tuned for profiles on these Steering Committee members in future issues of Pathway.

Learn more about ICP's governance here.


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