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Electrical Distributor Branch Openings Rise Over Last Two Years
Despite a slowdown in distributor acquisitions, Electrical Wholesaling reports a jump in distributor branch openings over the last two years. More than 40 locations have debuted, though the number likely is even higher due to unpublicized openings. (Registration required to access article.) more

Switchgear Upgrades Offer Alternative in Repair vs. Replace Debate

Upgrading or modernizing switchgear can serve as a cost-feasible alternative to repairing or replacing aging equipment. It not only can extend but also optimize the useful life of the equipment. Other benefits of upgrading switchgear include enhanced reliability, increased capabilities, and reduced maintenance more


Schneider Electric Issues Safety Alert for Circuit Breakers

Schneider Electric has identified a potential non-conformance with FA, FH, FI, and FY (1, 2, and 3 Pole Circuit Breakers, 15A to 100A) manufactured from May 8, 2013 through June 10, 2013 (date codes are 13193 - 13241 inclusive) and KI (2 and 3 Pole Circuit Breakers, 110 - 250A) manufactured from May 2, 2013 through June 21, 2013 (date codes are 13184 - 13255 inclusive) built to the UL489 circuit breaker standard. Click here to read the full safety more


Siemens to Slash 15,000 Jobs

Industrial giant Siemens AG will eliminate 15,000 jobs, half of which already have been cut through attrition and severance. About 2,000 of those cuts are coming from the industrial division, while the energy infrastructure and cities units will jettison 1,400 positions more


Pearl News

Canadian Standards Association Invites PEARL to Sit on Electrical Maintenance Committee 

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the primary industrial and commercial standards development body for Canada, has invited PEARL to sit on CSA's Technical Committee on Electrical System Maintenance. CSA's invitation comes after the association's decision last year to reference PEARL's electrical reconditioning standards in the first edition of CSA's Z463 Electrical Maintenance more
Member News

PEARL congratulates RB Sales, which recently passed its site inspection and is now a Full member.  


RB Sales
8490 Seward Rd
Fairfield, OH 45011
phone: (513) 887-1810
fax: (513) 887-0842
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In This Issue

Upcoming Events
Around the Web
2013 NAED Eastern Region Conference
November 20-22

Orlando, Florida 


17th Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition

May 3-5, 2014
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona 

Dangers of Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment - In Plain Language
This podcast from NEMA also discusses smoke- and fire-damaged electrical equipment.

Transformer Routine Dielectric Test
What insulation tests must be performed in order to meet the transformer insulation strength expectations?


PEARL Committees

Two question review meetings for the PEARL Level I Certification Exam are scheduled for October 22 and 24. Contact Doug Powell for info.  

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