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GE Announces Completion of Alstom Acquisition, Formation of GE Power 
General Electric on Monday, November 2, announced the completion of its $10.6 billion acquisition of Alstom Power, which joins GE Power & Water to form GE Power. The transaction - the largest industrial acquisition in GE's history - received regulatory approval in more than 20 countries and regions, including the European Union, U.S., China, India, Japan and Brazil......
Promoting Remanufacturing to a Global Audience
Earlier this month, Dr. Nabil Nasr, with the RIT Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and his team attended the UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) and hosted several webinars on remanufacturing, followed by six additional lectures and videos. The purpose of these presentations is to shed light on the importance of remanufacturing and the positive impacts it has not only on the environment, but for a company's bottom line. Click here to view one of their videos.

Electrical Safety Hazards Handbook by Littlefuse Released
Electrical safety in the workplace is the most important job of an electrical worker. No matter how much training one has received or how much employers try to safeguard their workers, electrical safety is ultimately the responsibility of the electrical worker. The human factor associated with electrical accidents can be immeasurable. READ MORE

NEMA Publishes 2016 Edition of Electrical Standards & Products Guide
The National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA) published the 2016 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products. READ MORE

PEARL Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving! 
PEARL wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving! May you be fortunate enough to spend it with family and friends. We are thankful for your continued support. Best wishes to you kicking off this holiday season!

PEARL's Standard Moving Forward ANSI Approval
The PEARL/ANSI Reconditioning Standard committee has been hard at work reviewing comments on the Standard provided by the ballot pool and making changes based on these comments. This has been a great exercise, showing the committee what it takes to become an ANSI-approved provider. The next steps for the Standard is to wrap up addressing the final changes and submitting the revised version back to our ballot pool for further comments. This should be sent back to the ballot pool in the beginning of 2016.

Welcome Two New Full PEARL Members!
At the past PEARL board meetings, two Associate Members were upgraded to Full Membership. Please welcome Circuit Breaker Sales NE and The Electric Barn!

Circuit Breaker Sales NE
79 Main St.
Seymour, CT 06483
The Electric Barn
121 Lafeyette Rd, Bld One
North Hampton, NH 03862

Save the Date!

Details for the 2016 PEARL Conference & Exhibition are wrapping up and will be available soon. Be sure to mark your calendars for April 14-17, 2016, when PEARL heads to Austin, Texas! This is a different time frame for the conference, with preconference sessions and activities on Thursday and Friday, and the conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

You won't want to miss this year's events!
Nov. 2015, Vol. 78



NAW 2016 Executive Summit

January 26-28, 2016

Washington, D.C.

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PowerTest 2016

March 14-16, 2016

Fort Worth, TX

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