Western Association of Industrial Distributors is a distributor and manufacturer organization that seeks to bring value to its members by providing education, networking opportunities and the promotion of our industry.


The organization was founded in 1955 as Associated Bearing & Power Transmission Distributors (AB&PTD). In 2000 our name was changed to Western Association of Industrial Distributors (WAID) in order to encompass more than the "bearing and power transmission" aspect of the industry. WAID members are the distributors of industrial bearings, and mechanical and fluid power transmission products in the Western United States and Canada. Associate members are the suppliers, manufacturers and manufacturer's representatives of industrial products.

As a non-profit organization, WAID offers to its members educational and networking opportunities in a comfortable atmosphere. The Annual Convention is attended by nearly 100% of its members!