Founded in 1997, Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) is a national trade organization for companies that supply quality surplus and reconditioned/remanufactured electrical equipment and apparatus. PEARL is an ANSI accredited standards developer.
From the start, it was agreed that the organization would be a standards-creating body. For these like-minded suppliers to work together, the founding group felt it necessary to create a Mission Statement and a code of business best-practices. They also needed to develop an educational program and produce a Reconditioning Standard. This standard was developed to ensure a better understanding of the important and committed role the association would play in creating a safer environment for businesses needing to extend the service life of their equipment. And, if necessary, to add similar equipment to their existing stock by acquiring it from known, credible sources.
Since its inception, PEARL has maintained its commitment to excellence by instituting technician training and certification programs; by working hand-in-hand with major OEMS, other electrical trade associations, and standards developers; by creating a standard and evolving beyond self-certification of this standard by becoming ANSI-accredited; and by connecting qualified member companies with customers in urgent need of reconditioned equipment.
National Field Services’ affiliate company, National Switchgear (NSG), is proud to be a founding member. NSG President, Casey Blevins, is currently serving as the Vice President of PEARL.
In addition, National Field Services’ Southwest Division has been a proud member of PEARL since 2012. The Vice President of the Southwest Division, Howard Herndon, served as president of PEARL from 2017 to 2019.