Tell the Story of Industrial Distribution with Facts



The Millennial generation is more visual than any of the previous generations--think about the popularity of sites like Pinterest and YouTube. With the help of PTDA member Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation (thanks to PTDA Foundation Trustee Pamela Kan), industrial distribution now has an infographic that graphically illustrates the depths and breadth of industrial distribution. What better way to attract the attention of Millennials? The pictures (OK, it does have some words) help convey that industrial distributors are indeed hiring now and will be in the future. Post this link to the infographic on your social media pages and share information about the incredibly rewarding careers available in industrial distribution.




Join the 58 PTDA Member Companies That Have Made an Investment in Their Future Workforce


Each of us continues to face the challenges of recruiting talent to the jobs we have. And, even if you're not hiring today, odds are you have a large contingent of your employees who will be retiring in the next five years.

Through the collective investment of PTDA member companies, we are getting the word out that a career in industrial distribution is incredibly rewarding. Join us in thanking the companies who have made an investment in the future of industrial distribution. 


Remember: Only those companies that make a pledge or gift by August 1, 2013

can be recognized in the PTDA Annual Report, distributed at the Industry Summit.


New 2013 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive Contributors (4-1 to 6-20, 2013):

A.R. Thomson Group Bando USA, Inc. Bearing Chain & Supply, Inc. Bearing Engineering Co. Belt Corporation of America Inc. Canadian Bearings Ltd. Climax Metal Products Company Daemar Inc. Daido Corporation of America Erie Bearings Co. FYH Bearing Units USA Inc. Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc. Isostatic Industries Inc. ITW Polymers Adhesives, N.A. (Devcon) J/E Bearing and Machine Ltd.  (in memory of  Wendy B. McDonald) KB Electronics, Inc. Koyo Canada Inc. Linn Gear Company Midpoint Bearing Miller Industrial Solutions Motion Industries Inc. Nott Company NTN Bearing Corp. of America (in memory of  Wendy B. McDonald) Ringball Corporation Rotator Products Limited  (in memory of  Wendy B. McDonald) RotoPrecision, Inc. Rotor Clip Co., Inc. The Rowland Company Charles F. Schwender SKF Canada Limited Stafford Manufacturing Corp. Transply, Inc. U.S. Motors/Nidec Motor Corporation W. C. DuComb Co., Inc. Webster Industries, Inc. WEG Electric Corp.Thank You! Donate Today



Link to Our New Video on Your Company Website 


A day in the life of an industrial distributor sales rep

Our great new video on a day in the life of an outside sales rep (produced by the Gates Corporation, a strong supporter of ICP and the field of industrial distribution) is now on the IDCareers YouTube channel 

A demographically-accurate spokesperson (that is, under the age of 30!) talks about his job in industrial distribution. He mentions how he gets to work with cool companies (such as Oskar Blues Brewery) and even notes that sometimes he gets to enjoy a cold one.

How can you use this resource?

  • Tell your HR department about the video.  Before someone comes in for that first interview, send them to the  IDCareers YouTube channel to learn more about your industry.
  • Share the video with job seekers as you visit high schools, career fairs and other opportunities. 
  • Post links to the IDCareers channel or a specific video on your company's website.
  • Post links from your company's social media pages.
  • Ask your employees to help spread the word through their social media tools--give them the links too.   

Do you have videos showing what it's like to work at your company? Send us the links so we can link to them from the Work section of the ICP website.




Post Your Open Positions on the ICP Job Board 


ICP Job Board

The ICP Job Board focuses on entry level openings specifically in the field of industrial distribution. ICP promotes the incredibly rewarding jobs available in industrial distribution to right-fit individuals (18-34 year-olds with a technical aptitude and a high school diploma). Your posting will be promoted to this audience in a variety of ways, including announcements on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


The ICP Job Board saves you time with a free resume search. When you register on the ICP Job Board, you receive free access to a bank of resumes, searchable by keywords. Use "industrial distribution" to find interested candidates. Send information on your position to those you find qualified. If they are interested in your opening, a connection will be made and you will be charged a $35 fee.


And, as a PTDA member, save $50 on a 30-day job posting by entering the coupon code PTDA2013 at checkout.  



Meet ICP Steering Committee Member Doug Pietrick


The ICP Steering Committee is composed of Alliance Partner association staff and a volunteer member from each Alliance Partner association. The Industrial Supply Association Educational Foundation is represented by Douglas Pietrick, North American Sales Manager - Industrial Markets, Norton/Saint-Gobain, in Hudson, OH.


Doug recently joined the ICP Steering Committee and believes strongly in the mission of ICP: to meet the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce for today and tomorrow. "ICP is working on various ways to attract the target market of 18-34 year olds to the field of industrial distribution. We have many programs in place--from social media postings, videos on industrial distribution and featuring them on the IDCareers You Tube Channel and exhibits at events like the upcoming SkillsUSA TECHSPO in Kansas City--designed to spread the word on the incredibly rewarding careers available in the field of industrial distribution and manufacturing," Doug states.


Doug is a firm believer in the role ICP plays within the industry and is looking forward to the upcoming ICP retreat where the Steering Committee will put plans in place for future years.


The other Alliance Partner Steering committee members are Curtis Sprague (NAHAD - The Association for Hose and Accessories) and Terry Knight (PTDA Foundation).  


Learn more about ICP's governance here.




Contact Mary Jawgiel, ICP Program Director, or call +1.312.516.2100.



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