PTI 2017 National Sales Meeting – A Recap November 2, 2017 by Lauren Ansley, PTI P.T. International (PTI) hosted a National Sales Meeting in Charlotte, NC last month. From across the US, Canada and Mexico, 32 sales reps from our 15 sales rep agencies joined PTI staff in Charlotte, NC for an informative two-day session chock-full of product updates and new developments. Here’s an overview of what we covered: NEW 2018 PTI Product Catalog Our new 2018 PTI Product Catalog was officially unveiled during the sales meeting! The 2018 catalog features 100+ new pages of products including our NEW Fan & Blower Pillow Blocks, UKF 300 Adapter Mounted series, FK 3-Bolt Flange Series, PHUSE Slide Take Ups, Wide Slot Take Up Frames, CUC Corrosion Resistant Mounted Units, SRE/SR2200 Series, SAF Seals, and lots more… It also features selection tabs for easy navigation from section to section plus new WINKEL product pages, and more. Click here to view the online version and request new catalogs for your branch from your local PTI sales rep. ________________________________________________________________________________ NEW PTI Website at www.ptintl.com If you’ve visited www.ptintl.com lately, you’ll notice we launched a new website! The new site now includes: Modernized design and navigation Advanced product search Product configurator More drawing downloads Advanced Request a Quote feature Timely news and product updates Check it out at www.ptintl.com. We’d love your feedback – contact us and tell us what you think! ________________________________________________________________________________ Engineering Updates PTI’s engineering team updated the PTI sales team on some of our latest engineering projects and efforts: Bearing Forensics by PTI Did you know that PTI will regularly examine failed bearings to diagnose problems with applications? The inner race of the bearing is the “black box” of the bearing; it tells the story of why the bearing failed and what can be done to prevent bearing failure in the future. Reverse Engineering Services Available Do you have a part and need a replacement, but aren’t sure where it was from? PTI can help! PTI engineers will examine the part, collect crucial dimensions and reverse engineer a new part to meet your exact specifications! Contact PTI for details. Click here for a real-world example of reverse engineering by PTI. More 3D Models on Website Our new website features 3D models and updated line art for all parts. Create your account today to access our drawing portal here. ________________________________________________________________________________ Product Training Our sales reps received a review of NEW and traditional product offerings including… Our new CUC Hard Chrome Coated Inserts for the Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical industries. They are ideal if you’re seeking an economical option for wash down applications, but at a lower price point vs. stainless steel. PTI’s SRE and SR2200 Spherical Roller Bearing Units “fill the gap” between ball bearings and split blocks. They feature double-row spherical roller bearings made for medium to heavy loads and accommodate low to moderate speeds and shaft sizes are available from 1-1/2″ to 5″. Our Mounted Bearing Product Line includes over 700 housing types including popular European Metric, Asian Metric, and American Standard configurations. Stock product is available through 140mm (metric) or 4″ (American Standard). ________________________________________________________________________________ Leading on Purpose with Kevin Basik Former Air Force Officer, behavioral scientist and leadership development expert Dr. Kevin Basik led a powerful and interactive session on leadership skills. The engaging presentation showed how integrity in our own actions and words can be combined to improve both our personal and professional lives. Dr. Basik will present a keynote “Leading in the Moment” at the PTRA Annual Conference in May 2018. ________________________________________________________________________________ We Think the Meeting Was a Hole In One The sales meeting was chock full of product training and company updates, but we still had time to have some fun, including an outing at the new TopGolf driving range in Charlotte, NC. If you’re unfamiliar with TopGolf, think a blend of driving range meets video game for a fun, interactive arcade-style experience. ________________________________________________________________________________ So We Can Revolve Around You. The theme of the PTI 2017 National Sales Meeting was our new tagline: We Revolve Around You. We’d like to extend thanks to our sales reps for investing their valuable time in PTI to learn about all of the updates we have in store for you. This was an important opportunity for PTI to learn from our sales reps what you – our valued customers – are looking for, too. Together, we can improve what we offer and best meet your needs. Find your PTI sales rep here. Let us know what we can do to better revolve around you – contact us today. *** About PTI: Upon opening in 1994, PTI has specialized in serving the growing niche market of Metric products. As demand has increased over the years, so has our product offering. Today, our customers enjoy a huge offering of both Metric and Inch-based products for the Industrial Power Transmission Industry. Want to learn more about PTI? Click here to view our company overview video. View our products, other case studies, videos and more at www.ptintl.com.