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The PEARL Technician Certification program helped to make the industrial and commercial electrical markets safer and more reliable this month when it certified Adam Tappe, a 22-year veteran at National Switchgear, as its first Level 1 electrical reconditioning certified technician. Tappe began as a shop technician in 1993 before moving to sales, where he works today....READ MORE

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North American T&D Services Market Reaches $20.43 Billion  

Utilities' ongoing investment in renewing aging equipment and improving electrical network reliability has spelled opportunity for the transmission and distribution (T&D) services market, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The sector reached $20.43 billion in 2013 and is projected to near the $21 billion mark by 2018. Service providers also are benefiting as utilities upgrade T&D infrastructure to protect it from disasters....READ MORE 
Retaining New Electrical Talent Goes Back to the Basics
As the number of retiring baby boomers climbs and the pool of skilled workers at electrical distributors shrinks, companies are prioritizing the retention of the high-quality talent they were fortunate to find. The process starts at the beginning by making sure new hires feel that they are part of a group and equipped with the necessary tools to do their jobs....READ MORE
NEMA Releases 2015 Products and Standards Guide
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published the 2015 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide. The resource features a comprehensive listing of NEMA's 500-plus electrical standards and other publications, along with an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products....READ MORE

Circuit Breaker Sales NE Inc and Civic Recycling & Equipment have both been approved for Associate membership. Technical Sales and Consulting, LLC has been approved for Affiliate membership.

Circuit Breaker Sales NE Inc.
79 Main St
Seymour, CT 06483

Civic Recycling & Equipment
#122, 11051-50 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3E5

Technical Sales and Consulting, LLC
624 Bridlepath Ln
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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