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Electrical Industry News 
Properly testing flood-damaged electrical equipment
Electrical Construction & Maintenance examines the consequences of flood damage in regard to the development of short- and long-term flaws based upon observations obtained from previous experience...Read more

How to develop a successful succession plan
Having a well-thought-out succession strategy in place is essential if business owners want to beat the long odds for the survival of family businesses into the next generation. Only 30% of family businesses survive into the second generation, with a mere 12% still viable into the third generation...Read more 

5 common sales mistakes to avoid

Even if you've been a sales professional for several decades, you can benefit from steering clear of these common sales-related errors...Read more 


Super Bowl power outage linked to faulty relay device

Officials with Entergy New Orleans pointed to a faulty electrical relay device manufactured by S&C Electric Co. as the cause of the Superdome power outage during the Super Bowl earlier this month...Read more 


PEARL Offers Advanced Electrical Technical Training at Annual Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition
PEARL is hosting a two-day classroom and hands-on training program to help electrical technicians learn more about how to inspect and test low- and medium-voltage disconnect switches. The technical training program is part of the 2013 PEARL Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition being held May 18-20 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans... Read more



Electrical Testing TIPS From PEARL 
Electrical testing TIPS of low-voltage motor control centers and enclosed assemblies
PEARL has created a "how-to" TIPS series for electrical testing of various electrical apparatus and equipment. This installment offers electrical testing tips for PEARL Reconditioning Standard Section 1500, which covers low-voltage motor control center buckets and enclosed assemblies regularly used in elevators, conveyors, pumps, compressors, hoists, blowers, fans, and various machine tools...Read more
PEARL Member News 
National Field Services contributes to National Training Center
The National Training Center (NTC), located in National Field Services' new 23,000-square-foot facility in Lewisville, TX, is about to open. "Through our new training center, we will be able to share with our customers and partners the knowledge we learned from operating in this industry," says Douglas Powell, President of National Switchgear...Read more

Circuit Breaker Sales acquires Federal Pacific Equipment
Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. (CBS), a dealer in new and used circuit breakers, switchgear, and related components, is acquiring Federal Pacific Equipment, Inc. (FPE). In addition to FPE's parts, components, and inventory, CBS also acquired the company's technical and historical libraries...Read more

Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition brochure now available
Learn more about the conference's agenda, including general sessions, training information, and social events...Read more
PEARL would like to thank the following 
Ways & Means sponsors:
Byerley Metals Inc.       Mueller Manufacturing Inc.      SOS Electric
             South Houston, Texas            Richwood, Texas               Riverside, Calif.

PEARL welcomes its newest Associate member: 
SouthWest Electrictech Services
3711 Regulus Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
phone: (702) 685-5510
fax: (792) 207-6382
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Issue: 47
February 2013 
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Electrical Industry News
Advanced Technical Training
Electrical Testing TIPS
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