AEMC March 2012
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Electrical Industry News 

RIT's Nasr Promotes Remanufacturing to U.S. Trade Commission
Speaking to the U.S. International Trade Commission during a recent hearing on the remanufacturing industry in Washington, D.C., Nabil Nasr, director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, told attendees that U.S. remanufacturing activities generate more than $100 billion in sales per year and employ more than 500,000 people...Read More

Recession Adds Insult to Injury When It Comes to Electrical Training
Electrical workers need more training than any other construction trade, but aren't getting the support they need from their employers, according to a recent article from EC&M magazine. Companies can make sure their people are up to speed using new approaches that cut costs while teaching need-to-know skills...Read More

NEMRA Keynote: Worst Is Over for Electrical Industry, But Volatility to Stay
During his keynote speech to the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), Kirk Hachigian, chairman, president and CEO, Cooper Industries, said he expects 3% to 5% growth overall in 2012; good growth in the commercial, utility and residential market segments in 2013 and 2014; and good growth for the industrial business in 2013, diminishing in 2014...Read More

What Do You Do If You Think Your Circuit Breaker Is Broken?
EC&M magazine has written the first four parts of a series on "Broken Breakers." The series offers useful, but non-specific, information about how to evaluate a circuit breaker. However, if you REALLY want to know how to evaluate and repair an industrial circuit breaker, we highly recommend visiting PEARL's Inspect & Test and Reconditioning Standards, which offer step-by-step guidance on how to safely evaluate and quantify a protective device's efficacy...Read More
PEARL Technician Training

Electrical Technicians Can Improve Skills at Two-Day, Two-Track Training Sessions During PEARL's Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition

Attendees can choose between medium-voltage contactors and low-voltage circuit breaker testing during two days of classroom and hands-on training at the conference, May 5-7, 2012, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh...Read More   

PEARL Media Coverage & Member News
EC&M Magazine
Manufacturer Saves Months of Downtime After Substation Explosion 
Late last year, Voyten Electric, Franklin, Pa., got the call that a leaky roof had caused an outdoor substation to explode at a nearby manufacturing plant in Western Pennsylvania, putting hundreds of people out of work for the indefinite future. OEM replacement switchgear would take up to 12 weeks to deliver. However, Voyten was able to get replacement switchgear on-site within two business days and the plant up and running again within a week using PEARL Reconditioning Standards...Read More

Sustainable Plant
Council Works to Change Purchasing Policies Toward Remanufactured Equipment
Today, many governments around the world do not purchase remanufactured or reconditioned equipment. PEARL, working with representatives from 13 other industries, hopes to change that...Read More

Shermco Provides Sponsorship and Training for PowerTest 2012
Shermco Industries was a major sponsor and technical contributor of electrical training at PowerTest - 2012 Electrical Maintenance & Safety Conference, held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Omni in Fort Worth, Texas...Read More

Switchgear Life Extension, Electrical Safety, Standards Take Center Stage at Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition
The conference, held May 5-7, 2012, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, brings together electrical design, reconditioning, and sustainability experts for two days of technical presentations, along with a dual-track electrical training program focused on reconditioning and maintenance of low-voltage circuit breakers and medium-voltage contactors...Read More 
Issue: 36, March 2012
In This Issue
Electrical Industry News
Electrical Training
PEARL Media Coverage & Member News
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PEARL 2012 Conference
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