Linked In is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking. The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. Linked In uses a "gated-access approach" (where contact with any professional requires either a preexisting relationship or the intervention of a contact of theirs) used to build trust among the service's users.
Many of the professional organizations, vendors, and businesses you deal with have a presence on Linked In, including Tribute. We now have Tribute and TrulinX groups on Linked In to help keep you up to date on our developments and better communicate with you, our customers.
Utilizing Linked In allows you to keep your business network updated on your company as well – staff and address changes, new offerings, special events – without wondering whether your emails bounced or ended up in the recipient’s spam filter. Linked In is also a great resource to find new employees and keep up on your vendors and customers.
ISD Members and the ISD Emerging Leaders Initiative, FPDA, NAHAD Members and NAHAD Listed Members, NIBA, PTDA, and ANSI all have groups on Linked In as well as some of our professional partners: Rubber Tree Systems, Enlighten.Net Inc., Harvest Technology Group and Harland Technology Services.
There are many professional groups on Linked In that provide information and advice to those in our industry - here are just a few we’ve found:
Hydraulics & Pneumatics - H&P is a global fluid power content provider. We're well known for our monthly magazine, website, forums, eNewsletters, Fluid Power Conference & Expo, and more.
The Pump Network - This is a networking site where people can discuss careers, industry news, problems, and comments regarding anything Fluid Handling (pumps, compressors, filters, valves, sealing, etc...).
Sealing Technology -This group is for engineers, technical sales people, and anyone else that wants to learn more about sealing technology.
Plastics, Elastomers and Rubber - If you like plastics, work in plastics industry, have plastics education or simply want to know what plastics are ... Welcome!!! Elastomers and Rubber fans are welcomed too!!!
Plastics and Polymers Careers and Employment, USA - This group is to help plastics, rubber, packaging, polymer and composite professionals network to find new career opportunities, jobs and employment.
Conveyor Belting Discussions - Sharing information and knowledge about conveyor belting.
You can also find vendor groups such as: Vickers Hydraulics Alumni, Dayco Products Inc Alumni and Associates, Bosch Rexroth, Parker Hannifin Associates and Next Generation Ideas by Garlock Technology - A forum for professionals and students to learn about Garlock Sealing Technologies.
Linked in is another tool to better communicate with your customers and keep up on the current developments in your industry - so go for it, get Linked In!