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electricalnewsMany Electrical Distributor Websites Miss the Mark on E-Commerce
A review of more than 200 U.S. electrical wholesaling company websites indicates that nearly half did not have e-commerce capabilities. Without such a program in place, and by relying only on traditional sales approaches, distributors can lose sales to online juggernauts such as Amazon Supply and Google Shopping for Suppliers...READ MORE
 
2014 Electrical Industry Outlook Calls for Solid Growth  

Recovery from the global recession of 2009 has been slow, and the electrical industry has not bounced back as strongly as it has from past financial downturns. Still, the 2014 forecast calls for a 7.5% increase in sales, with the majority (61%) coming from the residential market, followed by equipment (31%) and nonresidential (8%)...read more

  

Field-Service: Arc-Flash Software Requires Thorough Understanding of Equipment

Arc-flash software can help simplify the process of an arc-flash calculation study, but without correctly identifying equipment type, technicians may rely on default data that produces wrong answers. For example, a panel mistakenly defined as switchgear could result in potential danger since each item has a different default working distance...READ MORE

  

Brush Up on DC Motor Service, Maintenance

Although they may be low-tech compared to their AC counterparts, many large DC motors remain in service and thus need electrical professionals familiar with their inner workings. Learn about implementing a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, along with tips for repairing and rebuilding...READ MORE

 

Pearl News

pearlnewsPEARL Prepares Level 1 Certification for Electrical Reconditioning Technicians   

One of the challenges facing the electrical reconditioning and remanufacturing markets is a lack of industry certification for technicians. PEARL expects to change that starting the summer of 2014 when it introduces the industry's first Technical Certification exam to PEARL member companies. The Level 1 Technical Certification exam will be delivered completely on the web, allowing PEARL to keep the technician certification fees to a minimum to encourage PEARL member companies to invest in their technicians. The Technical Certification program will be demonstrated in detail at PEARL's upcoming annual conference in Phoenix, May 3-5, 2014 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa... read more



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