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Electrical Industry News

PEARL VP Joins Washington Remanufacturing Round Table 

PEARL's Vice President joined leaders of U.S. manufacturing from CAT, Xerox, and other major manufacturers last month at the Strategic Dialogue on Remanufacturing Policy round table held in Washington D.C., Jan 24-25...Read More  

Here's a blog from an attendee, and a Wall Street Journal story on the event (Registration may be required for WSJ. If you want to read the story, email PEARL)  


Electrical Recycling Generates Big Bucks for Copper

On the back of growing worldwide economic optimism and concerns about the impact of an Australian cyclone on stretched global supplies, copper hit a record price of $10,000 per ton on Feb. 2...Read More

India Balks at U.S. Remanufactured Goods

India has refused to play ball with the US and other developed countries on a controversial proposal for opening up developing markets to remanufactured goods under the Doha trade talks, apprehending this will lead to dumping of sub-standard goods....Read More

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Electrical Wholesaling will present their 2011 market analysis at the upcoming PEARL conference, but here's a sneak peak at the factors they consider when whipping up their crystal ball predictions...Read More


PEARL Portland"The Enemy," Electrical Market Predictions, PEARL-ANSI Complete PEARL Conference Speaker Line Up 

Car engine remanufacturer will explain why OEMs are "The Enemy" to independent resellers, PEARL Director and past-NETA board member, Stuart Jackson, will lay out the way to ANSI acceptance for PEARL, and Electrical Wholesaling's Doug Chandler will discuss his predictions for the electrical marketplace at this year's PEARL conference...Read More

Tech Talk: Answer the Challenge for Chance to Win iPod!!

How deep is your knowledge of safe electrical practices, testing and electrical reconditioning? Follow this link to see this month's question and email us your answer. A winner will be drawn from all correct answers at the end of February. While you're answering this month's trivia question, you can learn the answer to last month's question  and bask in the brilliance of last month's winner: Bob O'Brien of Gaffney-Kroese Supply Corp., out of Garden City, NY.

Do You Have a Question for PEARL?

The PEARL headquarters wants to answer questions about the Association, technical-how-to-recondition questions, and the reconditioned electrical marketplace. So if you have a question, click here to send it to us. We'll be sure to share the answer through this newsletter, and our Tech-Assist discussion forums...Email your question

PEARL would also like to extend a special appreciation to this year's Ways & Means Sponsors:

Byerley Metals, Inc.                       Thyritronics, Inc.


And welcome PEARL's newest Affiliate Member!

Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association

4215 Lafayette Center Dr #3

Chantilly, VA 20151-1243

phone: 703-968-2772

fax: 703-968-2878



contact: William C. Gager

Issue: 23, Feb. 2011
In This Issue
PEARL Goes to Washington; Copper Goes Crazy; India Balks; Electrical Market Numbers
"The Enemy" to Speak At PEARL Conference
Win An 4GB IPOD!!
Got a Question About Recon'd Electrical?
   PEARL 2011 Conference

PEARL would like to thank the sponsors of this year's PEARL Annual Conference Raffle:


Magna Electric Corporation

The Motor Control Center, LLC

Pacific Coast Breaker

RG Industries

Southern Electrical Resources, Inc.

Southland Electrical Supply

Sunbelt Transformer

Voyten Electric

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