The Competitive Drive of Ryan Roberson

You may know Ryan Roberson as the man driving the day-to-day operations at Master PT in Columbus, Ind. On the weekends, however, he’s a driving force behind a wheel. When Roberson received his MBA from Indiana University in 1999, to celebrate he told his family he wanted to buy a motorcycle. His wife and father […]

Why you should expect more from Master PT

Lately, there’s been a lot of buck passing going on.  For a nation founded on individual freedom and responsibility, there are few who seem willing to be responsible for results.  At Master PT we believe in the power of an industrial economy powered by people making things happen with no excuses. “People are our passion” […]

The road to recovery

Three months ago, the Priddy family lost their home as southern Indiana was ravaged by deadly tornadoes. As they rebuild, Master Power Transmission was honored to play a small part in their recovery. Fifty miles south of Columbus, Ind., home to Master PT, sits Henryville, a small town that forms part of the Monroe Township […]

Columbus tops nation in job growth

Coming off the heels of being named the No. 1 metro area for job growth in 2011, Columbus, Ind., remains at the top with the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment nationwide. The Columbus area added jobs at a rate of 11.7% between April 2011 and April of this year, according to the U.S. Department […]

You want one reason? How about 100?

For 62 employees at Master Power Transmission, Indiana is home. We know why we love building high-quality, durable gear reducers in the Hoosier State, but do you? A new website,, sheds some light on why Indiana is great for business. Master Power Transmission is based in Columbus, Ind. With a population of only 44,000, […]

Pulled by passion

Are you pushed by pain or pulled by passion? It’s easy to succumb to the status quo rather than moving toward excellence when the realities of life sometimes get in the way. This was the subject of a recent column by business coach Dan Miller, president of 48 Days LLC. He calls it “comfortable misery,” where […]

Hoosier Strong

Last week’s violent tornadoes changed lives for our neighbors 50 miles south in Scott and Clark Counties in Indiana. This week as I learn of the responsible actions of heroes, I am reminded of the quiet strength and self discipline that characterize Master PT’s Hoosier core. Indeed, our team has been working through local relief […]

The New Face of Blue Collar.

For years, the media has told us manufacturing is dead in the U.S. But hundreds of American companies are sharpening their competitive edge with a new kind of, highly technical blue collar worker. This inspiring short video profiles what’s happening at Greenville, SC-based ADEX Machining Technologies. Rather than just operate a machine, the employee programs […]

Master Power Transmission’s Project E-236.

Delivering 88% of our critical products and parts within 48 hours didn’t happen overnight. It took the full commitment from 52 employees who understood how a competitive edge like this meant more than just job security. Here’s a short video that explains how we did it.

Doing Ordinary Things in an Extraordinary Way.

Master Power Transmission exists in a highly competitive industry. Competition is good. It makes us all strive to be better and creates a good kind of stress in our daily activity. As we get better, we make things better for our customers — and that’s how we win. For anyone in manufacturing, there’s a temptation […]