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NFPA Launches Certified Electrical Safety Worker Program

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has introduced its Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) certification program. Based on the 2015 NFPA 70E workplace electrical safety standard, the certification features a 100-item exam assessing candidates on four main subject areas related to safe work practices and conditions. Participants also must complete recertification requirements within three years following the initial certification....READ MORE 

Customer Surveys, Analytics Drive E-Commerce Strategy  

With AmazonSupply expanding its industrial electrical inventory, electrical distributors are refining their own e-commerce strategies to stay competitive. On the journey to transform your website into a successful sales channel, start with a customer insight survey to understand clients' online purchasing preferences. Learn how online analytics tools and social media can help you further drill down into buying habits....READ MORE 

Global Remanufacturing Economy Eyes $1 Trillion Mark by 2025

A new report by the World Economic Forum indicates that the circular business model could generate $1 trillion annually worldwide in 10 years. Specifically, a "circular" economy - in which industries recycle, reuse, and remanufacture rather than take, make, and dispose - could spell $500 million in material cost savings and 100,000 new jobs, not to mention preventing 100 million metric tons of waste on the global scale by 2020....READ MORE 


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Bob Libbey 
PEARL Says Thanks to Long-time PEARL Promoter, Advocate, and Webmaster Bob Libbey
When 13 companies joined together to make the reconditioned electrical marketplace safer, Bob Libbey was one of the first calls they made. "Bob had one of the earliest electrical websites during that time and everyone advertised on it," recalls Dave Rosenfield, PEARL director and president of ROMAC. "We contacted Bob about our meeting because he seemed to know everything and everybody in the electrical business."...READ MORE

Breaker Hunters (Pounding Mill, VA) has completed its site inspection and consequently upgraded from Associate Member to Full Member. Select Equipment (Kokomo, IN) has been approved for Associate membership.

Feb. 2015, Volume 72


PEARL Thanks Bob Libbey for Years of Service

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