In This Issue:

  • Association Overview
  • Workforce Development
  • Industry Insights

  • New PEARL Members
  • 2020 Annual Conference
Association Overview - Membership
In an effort to simplify the process for membership, PEARL has restructured the membership categories. The new categories are Dealer Member, Service Member and Provisional Member . Dealer and service members are voting members and are encouraged to get involved with PEARL initiatives and goals and help further the PEARL mission. Provisional membership is the first stage to becoming a voting member and requires a site inspection to complete membership. The previous non-voting member category "Associate Member" has been replaced by two new categories, Supply Chain Partner and Alliance Partner, to better identify how these important organizations support PEARL members.

Interested in what it takes to become a Dealer Member? Visit the checklist on the PEARL website and submit your application today. 
Workforce Development - Certification
Online Platform
Keeping in line with our mission to provide valuable professional development opportunities while improving our infrastructure, PEARL has unveiled its online certification platform. Available through the PEARL website , this exclusive member benefit streamlines the certification process and is fully self-service.

Certified technicians help your company gain a marketable edge while also providing important professional development for employees and a reduction in turnover. The system includes online proctoring, so you can progress on your own schedule and take the exam when it is convenient for you.

Industry Insights
NFPA 70® (NEC®) Task Group on Reconditioned Electrical Equipment
Last month, he NFPA issued a call for members of PEARL and the reconditioning industry to join their task force formed in response to the NFPA Standards Council decision D#19-11. Interested parties were encouraged to contact Jeff Sargent .

The task group will include members of the reconditioning industry, members of Code-Making Panels, a member of the NEC® Correlating Committee, and industry representatives of facilities owners.
Save the Date - 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Raising the Stakes Through Electrical Reconditioning Standards
Registration will open in the next couple weeks for the 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition . Next year's conference in Las Vegas, NV, will feature off-site hands-on technician training and an amazing lineup of speakers for operations and leaders tracks.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas, next spring!
New PEARL Members
PEARL Welcomes Rocky Mtn. Breaker and American West Surplus as Dealer Members
Rocky Mtn. Breaker Services, Inc. , is located in Englewood, Colorado. They specialize in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of low and medium voltage circuit breakers, ice blasting, and sales of surplus circuit breakers, obsolete parts, and over current devices.

Located in Denver, Colorado, American West Surplus is a fast-growing supplier of commercial and industrial power distribution equipment, originally founded in 2011.