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Government Building Upgrades Spell Opportunity for Electrical Industry
With $400 million awarded in construction contracts and more on the way, the U.S. government is moving forward on energy-efficient upgrades and retrofits to federal and municipal buildings. Such an overhaul widens the market for electrical remanufacturers and distributors as these projects call for code-compliant equipment and components that perform as efficiently as possible. Reconditioned electrical product also contributes to the overall sustainability picture....

Logic Triumphs Assumptions in Troubleshooting Main Power Circuits 
Although troubleshooting a main power circuit is typically straightforward, determining why the motor didn't start still requires a systematic approach. For starters, never underestimate the ability to read circuit diagrams or the need to follow safe practices when working on an energized circuit. This refresher article also reviews how to test for the presence of 3-phase voltage and diagnose dangerous conditions....READ MORE

Add-on Services Increase Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty  

The days of the basic sales transaction are over. Customers expect services to accompany the products they buy, and sometimes even extras beyond that. By taking on the role of partner rather than seller, electrical distributors aim to alleviate buyers' pain points through value-adds ranging from on-site consultation to developing QR codes for customer inventory....READ MORE 


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PEARL Issues Standards for Canvas Voting
On February 27, 2015, PEARL submitted its Reconditioning Standards to its ballot pool for review and voting. The ballot pool was organized through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, which is one step in ensuring the opportunity for in-depth review and analysis of the standards with a focus on safety and performance of reconditioned electrical equipment....READ MORE

Introducing PEARL's New Management Partner, the Kellen Company
PEARL membership was notified of a change in management effective March 1, 2015. During 2014, the PEARL Board of Directors undertook a process of preparing a request for proposals, receiving more than 20 proposals for consideration. After careful review, the Kellen Company was subsequently engaged to assume PEARL's management responsibilities....READ MORE

PEARL Says 'Thank You' to Longtime Communications Partner
Winn Hardin and his company, Hardin Business Communications, were hired by PEARL in 2007 to handle marketing and communication needs at a time when PEARL had very weak marketing resources. PEARL hopes to have the opportunity to continue working with Winn on special projects, as he is a remarkable and capable resource....READ MORE

PEARL Members Show Support of New Technician Certification Program
Since the Level I certification application became available in May 2014, PEARL has received more than 40 technician applications from 10 different PEARL member companies. See the list of technicians who passed their Level I exam.

Interested parties also can get certified at the  Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, April 24-27, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact Doug Powell or click here for more details.

Register by March 24 and Save $100!
The early registration deadline is right around the corner, so register today to save $100! You may register online or with a hardcopy form. Learn more about this year's conference!

Additional Hotels Added for the Conference
Due to a great turnout so far for this year's conference, some nights at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland have sold out. If you are unable to reserve room nights for all of the nights you want to stay, please review our overflow hotel options. Both hotels are very close in proximity to the Hyatt, and they are both offering the group rate.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!
We would not be able to offer this conference without the continued support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Click here to see who has supported so far, and have your organization become a supporter!
March 2015, Vol. 73


PEARL Issues Standards for Canvas Voting

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