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Remanufacturing Legislation Advances in U.S. House of Representatives 
On July 22, 2015, H.R. 1613, "The Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act," passed through the committee level in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation will next be considered by the full House. H.R. 1613, introduced to the House by Congressmen Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) and Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), requires federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured parts when doing so lowers costs, maintains quality and performance, and does not compromise safety.....
6 Common Load-Study Mistakes to Avoid
Before new equipment is added to a plant, electricians or technicians determine whether an existing panel has the capacity to handle the power load drawn by the machine. The workers start by looking at the panel size- the number and size of circuit breakers installed vs. the number of empty circuit-breaker spaces.

13 Basic Expressions Often Used in Electrical Testing
This is the simple list of basic terms you can often hear when testing and measurements of electrical installation (in general) is being performed. While experienced electrical engineers will find this list short, I hope beginners will catch the essence and continue exploring this field of electrical engineering. READ MORE
Things About MCBs that Every Low Voltage Electrician Should Know
An MCB is a thermo-magnetic device, meaning that it has two methods of circuit interruption. A thermal mechanism, usually a bi-metallic strip, provides protection against moderate overcurrent. The heating action of the current causes the bi-metallic strip to curve and break circuit contact. This method is completed by a solenoid designed to respond to larger currents. READ MORE
U.S. Manufacturing Still in Trouble, Warns ITIF
Manufacturing in the United States is not as strong as recently portrayed by a Congressional report, a Washington think thank has warned, and legislative action is needed to bolster the sector. READ MORE

PEARL Technician Certification Program Certifies 26 
The PEARL Technician Certification Program has been up and running for little over a year and to date, 26 applicants from 10 member companies have successfully completed the Level I Certification. Don't see your company listed? Sign up your technicians to participate and become certified. Click here to see a complete list of certified technicians.

Company# of Level I Technicians Certified
Breaker Hunters. Inc.1
Carolina Precision Switchgear2
Civic Recycling & Equipment2
National Switchgear6
Potomac Testing, Inc.1
Quality Switchgear, Inc.3
Shermco Industries2
South East Swtichgear1
Southland Electrical Supply7

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