Article1Using Social Media to Attract "Net Gens"
by Amber Siple, ICP's Millennial Marketing Specialist

Millennials used to be the new kids on the block. Well, I'm sorry to report (or am I?) that we aren't new and exciting anymore. But my younger siblings are. They are Generation Z, or what some are referring to as the Net Gen (Internet generation). So whether it's attracting them as customers or job candidates, you need social media now more than ever. 

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Article2Discover Talent with ICP's "Find-an-Intern" Directory
Internship programs are beneficial for the student as well as you, the employer. How often do you get the chance to test out candidates on the job before hiring them? Hiring interns can be a great way to build a potential candidate list for current and future job openings. ICP makes it easy to search for the right intern through its "Find-an-Intern" Directory. Simply search for schools near you by city/state/zip and you'll receive the contact information you need. There are currently 54 schools listed and growing! 

To help interns find you, be sure to list your company in the "Find-an-Internship" Directory for students looking to secure an internship. If you're not listed, they can't find you! Send over the following information to and we'll get you listed:
  • Your name
  • Company name
  • City/State/Zip
  • Company website
  • Name, email and phone of the person the candidate should contact.
Need tips for starting an internship program? Download the ICP How-to-Guide: Establishing Your Company's Internship Program.
Article3Be an ICP Volunteer without Leaving Your Desk
ICP is dedicated to creating awareness of and attracting right-fit candidates to the industrial distribution industry. You can be part of this remarkable movement by simply sharing ICP's social media posts or tagging ICP in your own--it's that easy! Check out ICP's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for shareable content. Feel free to share these links with the people responsible at your company.
MrsMacNominate an Inspiring Woman Today

Know a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her company's success and has affected positive change in the power transmission/motion control industry? Applaud her success by nominating her for the Wendy B. McDonald Award
. Nominations are being accepted through June 15, 2016.
So far in 2016, ICP  Ambassador volunteers have met over 450 students and their influencers (parents, teachers, school administrators) by participating in events in over ten states. From California to Virginia, ICP Ambassador volunteers have been spreading the word about the opportunities in the incredibly rewarding field of industrial distribution.

April will include another six events in four additional states. Check it out: these volunteers have connected with hundreds of potential job candidates through their ICP volunteerism. And, you can too! Just send an email to with your contact information and we'll find a local event where you can also start to meet potential job candidates.
We want to thank the contributors who have pledged from January 6, 2016, through April 5, 2016. ICP can only carry out its mission of raising awareness of the incredibly rewarding careers in industrial distribution with your support. Each contribution is important, no matter what amount. You can pledge your support for 2016 by submitting the 2016 pledge form.

Investor Contributor
($10,000 - $14,999)
American Supply Association
HARDI-Heating Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International
National Association of Electrical Distributors

Stakeholder Contributors ($5,000 - $9,999)
NAHAD-The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution
NIBA-The Belting Association

Benefactor Contributor ($2,500 - $4,999)
Koyo Bearings North America, LLC
Nachi America, Inc.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America
Oilite Bearing Division (Beemer Precision, Inc.)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions
Schaeffler (USA and Canada)
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC (UST)
Leadership Contributors ($1,000 - $2,499)
AMSTED Industries Foundation (on behalf of Diamond Chain Company)
Bando USA, Inc.
Eastern Industrial Automation
Houston Bearing & Supply Co., Inc.
Nachi Canada Inc.
Nexen Group Inc.
Nord Drive Systems
QA1 Precision Products
RBI Bearing
Standard Locknut LLC
Transmission Supplies Ltd. (in honor of Sylvia Willis)

Sponsor Contributors ($500 - $999)
Dichtomatik Americas
General Bearing Corporation
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
Timken Canada LP

Colleague Contributors ($250 - $499)
Maxi-Lift Inc.
Tribby Warfield
Warren Pike Associates Div J. G. Industries Inc.
Associate Contributors (Up to $249)
Frank Mascia
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, or call +1.312.516.2100

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