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Big Roll Out at the 20th Annual PEARL Conference in Newport Beach
Doug Powell, PEARL President

This years' conference in Newport Beach is going to be a special conference in many ways. One thing that will make this special is it's our 20th. Yes, it's been 20 years since PEARL started holding these conferences in 1997 as a way to bring industry leaders together to advance the electrical surplus equipment market. Our goal again this year is to help you connect and build relationships with others in this industry, and to help you broaden your knowledge base on equipment and the methods our industry uses for reconditioning electrical equipment.

Since our first conference in 1997, business owners have been discovering that this meeting and exchange of ideas with others in our industry has provided much benefit. Since then, the conference has grown, including others in our organizations, such as sales and technicians, and reaching out to sponsors and exhibitors who support our businesses. Over the years, PEARL has worked to make this conference a central gathering place for like-minded people in our industry; a place where there is a collaboration of ideas and continual learning. Although I wasn't present at our first conference in Denver, CO, we still have many members around who were. And because a 20th anniversary is a big milestone, we wanted to do something special to celebrate and make it memorable.  Unfortunately, I'm not able to reveal to you yet what it's going to be, but I do encourage everyone to be in attendance at our annual membership meeting, Thursday, April 6, 2-4 pm, for the official unveiling. I will say that this is big, and it is going to have a significant impact on PEARL and for our membership for years to come. Make sure your travel plans include arriving in time so you don't miss this important announcement!

Additionally, for those who are qualified to take the Level II Technician Certification exam, look for more news coming soon on how to prepare for the exam. PEARL is planning to offer the Level II exam in Newport Beach.

Please make plans now to join us on April 6-9, 2017 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach California for the 20th Annual PEARL Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition. Plan to have your technicians in attendance to learn firsthand from industry subject matter experts.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all in April!


Doug Powell, PEARL President
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Time to Renew Your Membership!
We at PEARL want to remind you that your membership expired December 31, 2016. The main contact of your organization should have received a renewal notice in the past weeks. With the new membership database system, renewing is easier than ever, but should you or the person renewing experience issues, please contact PEARL headquarters at 877-287-3275.

PEARL Board Meeting Scheduled for February 7
The PEARL Board of Directors welcomes you to join the February board meeting, Tuesday, February 7, 1pm-2:30pm ET. To join the call, please use the call-in details below. To receive the agenda and additional materials being reviewed, please email PEARL headquarters at to be included.

Registration Now Open for the 2017 Annual Conference

Registration for the 20th Annual Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition in Newport Beach, California is open! PEARL is happy to present to you the schedule of events, social and networking opportunities, and the multitude of educational offerings. Click here to learn more about this year's event and to register.

See you in California!
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