Hiring Candidates in 2017 for Your Open Positions

Looking for Your Next Intern? We Can Help

Connect with Your Future Employees at a Local Career Fair

Thank You to Our 2017 Vanguard Contributors

LeadArticleHiring Candidates in 2017 for Your Open Positions
Starting a new year brings new beginnings, but there are some things that carry over from the past year that are still not solved. This is especially true when it comes to finding qualified new employees to fill entry level positions. Industrial distributors are still looking for the best and the brightest to hire and are still in competition with other trades and professions for that talent. 

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Article3Looking for Your Next Intern? We Can Help
List your company in ICP's "Find-an-Internship" directory to help students looking for an internship in industrial distribution find you. Simply email us and we'll get you listed.

Also, check out ICP's "Find-an-Intern" directory where 55 schools with programs in the field of industrial distribution are listed. Simply search for schools near you by city/state/zip, contact the person listed and explore whether any students might be interested in your internship.
Internship programs are beneficial to both the student and the employer. While students learn about the field and the world of work, employers can evaluate if the intern would be a good fit for a full time position at the company. Offering an internship program helps to build a potential candidate list for current and future job openings.
Need tips for starting an internship program? Download the ICP How-to-Guide: "Establishing Your Company's Internship Program."
MrsMacConnect With Your Future Employees at a Local Career Fair
Make 2017 the year that you get involved locally and let students know about industrial distribution and your company. Check out the following events that are in need of a volunteer. Don't see one that's near you? Just email us and we will locate one for you.
  • Hampton, Va.: Date and time in February TBD at Phoebus H.S.
  • Atlanta, Ga.: Date and time in February TBD at Henry W. Grady H.S.
  • Atlanta, Ga.: Date and time in February TBD at Frederick Douglass H.S.
  • Charleston, S.C.: March 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Bishop England H.S.
  • Essex, Md.: March 16 at Chesapeake H.S.
  • Catonsville, Md.: March 17, time TBD at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
  • Worcester, Mass.: Date and time in April TBD at Worcester Technical H.S.
Presentations with flexible dates:
  • Tolleson, Ariz.: 2017 school year at Tolleson Union H.S.
  • Rochester, Mass.: 2017 school year at Rochester STEM Academy
  • Greenville County, S.C.: Various schools have opportunities for presentations
  • Baltimore County, Md.: Various schools have opportunities for presentations
If you are interested in volunteering for one of the above events, please respond at least ten days before the event date, so we have time to notify the school and ship supplies.

We are dedicated to making your career event experience easy and valuable. Let us know you're available and we will coordinate the rest. This includes sending you everything you need including brochures, giveaways and more. Get started today and connect with your future employees by contacting ICP.

The elite group of PTDA member companies and individuals listed below make up the Vanguard. Those in the Vanguard demonstrated unparalleled commitment to the industry by pledging their 2017 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive contribution in 2016.

Join them! ICP has been making significant connections with your future workforce. Learn more about what we've been doing. Then, offer your support by making a contribution to the 2017 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive

Partner Contributors ($15,000+)
Motion Industries & Motion Canada

Investor Contributors ($10,000 - $14,999)
Allied Bearing & Supply, Inc.
BDI Americas (USA & Canada)

Stakeholder Contributor ($5,000-$9,999)
Bishop-Wisecarver Group
NSK Corp. & NSK Canada
WEG Electric Corp.

Benefactor Contributor ($2,500 - $4,999)
Altra Industrial Motion
Bearing Service Inc.
CENTA Corporation
Diamond Chain Company
Garlock Sealing Technologies
Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc.
Lafert North America
Midpoint Bearing
Oilite Bearing Division (Beemer Precision, Inc.)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions
Ringfeder Power Transmission USA
Timken Drives, LLC
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC
W.C. DuComb Co., Inc.
Leadership Contributors ($1,000 - $2,499)
Climax Metal Products Company
Daido Corporation of America 
Koyo Canada Inc. 
Master Power Transmission, Inc. 
QA1 Precision Products, Inc. 
RBI Bearings, Inc
The Rowland Company
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
SKF Canada Limited
Webster Foundation (Webster Industries, Inc.)

Sponsor Contributors ($500 - $999)
Beardslee Transmission Equipment Co., Inc.
Bearing Engineering Co.
Brewer Machine & Gear Co.
Tom Dielschneider*
J/E Bearing and Machine Ltd.
Jamaica Bearings Co., Inc.
Pamela and Mark Kan*
Terry Knight and Jim Williams*
KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
San Antonio Belting & Pulley Co., Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
Transply, Inc.
Van Meter Inc.

Colleague Contributors ($250 - $499)
Sue and John Masek (in honor of Mary Sue Lyon and in memory of Terry Hutton)*
Barbara J. Ross (in loving memory of Gordon Ross)*
Associate Contributors (Up to $249)
Atlantic Fasteners
Erie Bearings Co.
Gordon Industrial Supply Co.
Michael J. Kelly (in memory of Christopher J. Kelly)*
Tom Mascari*
Ohio Belting & Transmission Co.
RotoPrecision, Inc.
Torque Drives, Inc.

*Heritage Society leader gift
Thank you to those who have pledged, providing us with the fuel to reach out and encourage your future employees! For those of you who haven't pledged just yet, it is not too late for you to help us raise awareness of this significant industry.

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Contact Mary Jawgiel, ICP Program Director, mjawgiel@ptda.org or call +1.312.516.2100

PTDA Foundation, 230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1410, Chicago, IL 60606-4703