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PEARL Past-President, Brian Corekin, speaks during discussions to expand PEARL membership to include Service Organizations.


PEARL Adds Electrical Service Organization Membership, Seeks ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) Status

PEARL expands membership categories to include electrical Service Organization companies with reconditioning facilities; redefines the Associate Member category; and confirms intention to pursue ANSI accreditation as a Standards Development Organization (SDO)...Read More

New ANSI/NETA Electrical Testing Standard Available

The ANSI/NETA ETT-2010 Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians is now available for purchase.  Originally published in 2000 by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), this standard was created to codify the experience, education, and training requirements necessary for an individual to obtain a level of competency as an electrical test technician...Read More

Free Webinar: Motor Management, Rewinds, and Efficiency

EASA's Tom Bishop will be the primary speaker during this free webinar on the in's and out's of electrical motor rewinds and efficiency on May 25. This webcast will describe efficiency considerations involved in electric motor repair, with specific emphasis on motor rewinding....Read More

PEARL Member Shermco Industries Announces Q2 Electrical Course Schedule

Shermco Industries, an industry leader in electrical safety, maintenance and repair, has released its course schedule through the second quarter of 2011. Classes include preparation for code exams, in-depth hands-on electrical safety training for meeting OSHA electrical safety training requirements as well as the 2009 NFPA 70E. Classes will also offer hands-on training programs for the maintenance and testing of electrical power system devices and systems...Read More

Reconditioned Electrical Equipment Can Be Safe, Reliable and Sustainable publishes PEARL white paper on how technical standards for the electrical reconditioning industry allow buyers to be sure their suppliers are qualified to provide safe, reliable, recycled electrical equipment...Read More 


PEARL Members Elect New Officers


PEARL President: Malcom Fredrick, Coastal Switchgear, Division of Shermco

Vice President: Stephen Reames, Oregon Breakers

Treasurer: Mike Pennell, P&F Supply

Secretary: Michael Habeeb, North American Switchgear

Director: Stuart Jackson, Instel Electrical Equipment

Director: David Rosenfield, ROMAC

Past President: Brian Corekin, Monster Fuses

Alternate Director: Al Ulinskas, Satin American

Alternate Director: Greg Plowman, Voyten Electric

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 April. 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: Bill Hucker of Hucker Electric, out of Waukegan, IL

How To: Inspection and Reconditioning of Conduit, Fittings and Accessories

Conduit, fittings and accessories section refer to metal and non-metallic tubing for protecting wire and cable. It includes all of the necessary parts and pieces to route wire from its service source to its final load destination. These parts are necessary to initiate and terminate conduit runs between distribution panels, control boxes, and actual load devices such as lights or electric motors, while maintaining the integrity of the protection levels promised by the type of conduit and fittings being used. Standards for reconditioning conduit, fittings and accessories involve cleaning, inspecting, and in some cases resurfacing. There is no testing other than thread testing...Read More

Issue: 26, May 2011
In This Issue
PEARL Includes Service Organizations; New ANSI Testing Standard; Motor Webinar; Electrical Testing Courses; Reliability White Paper
PEARL Elects New Officers
Win An iPod!!
How To Recon Conduit, Fittings
   Electrical Advertiser

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


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


Byerley Metals, Inc.

Thyritronics, Inc.


And Welcome to 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

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