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PTDA welcomes four new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, welcomed four new member companies.

Guardair (Chicopee, Mass.) has a rich history dating back to 1942 as a manufacturer of best-in-class pneumatic tools and gasket cutters used for industrial cleaning and maintenance. The company features multiple distinct brands: Guardaira U.S. manufacturer of OSHA-compliant safety air guns and pneumatic vacuums, and ALLPAX GASKET CUTTER SYSTEMS, the largest global manufacturer of gasket cutters and accessories used in the fabrication of custom flange gaskets. “Guardair Corporation is excited to develop close alliances with PTDA distributors, learn best practices within the industry and support the relationship between our company and our distribution network,” said Thomas C. Tremblay, president. Learn more at

Rubber Tree Systems (Cleveland, Ohio), founded in 2006 and developed from a Midwest-based power transmission distributor, specializes in ERP and distribution in many different segments including fluid power, hose, accessories, power transmission, industrial supply, MRO supply, paper, and furniture. “We believe associations like PTDA are the best way to strengthen relationships with our customers and industry leaders. We have a history of serving distributors and manufacturers in the power transmission industry and look forward to building relationships with PTDA members,” said Taryn Stoeger, sales & marketing manager. Learn more at

Renegade Industrial Supply (Beaumont, Texas) services the Texas and Louisiana region. Founded in 2012, Renegade operates in the valves and fittings business/industry within the wholesale trade–durable goods sector, emphasizing gaskets, fasteners, and instrumentation equipment. It has since expanded to include bearings, power transmission products, rotating equipment repairs, and industrial hoses. “As our company continues to grow, so does our customer base. Joining PTDA is vital for a small business such as ours. It helps open doors to work with more manufacturers, which adds to the services that we offer our customers,” said Justin Huff, vice president. Learn more at

MGS Soluções Técnicas Industriais (Americana, São Paulo, Brazil)

offers the industry different options for supplying power transmission products, equipment for transporting bulk materials, industrial hand tools, automatic lubricators, motors, geared motors, and rotary seals. “We joined PTDA to learn about market trends and products to become a reference in providing industrial solutions, helping industries develop their full productive potential in Brazil,” said Serna, sales manager. Learn more at