PEARL members have voted to expand membership to include a new Service Organization Member category. PEARL also redefined its Associate Member category, and by a straw poll, confirmed PEARL’s Board of Director’s suggestion that the association pursue Standards Development Organization (SDO) status through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The new Service Organization category applies to all electrical service companies that have a permanent facility for electrical reconditioning. Members of the Service Organization class have full Voting Member privileges and rights. In addition to a permanent reconditioning facility, Service Organization members must meet all other PEARL member requirements.
PEARL members also approved changes to the Associate Member category. From now on, all new members will apply as Associate Members until such time as they request site inspection and certification by PEARL. Following a successful site certification, the Associate Member can become a full Voting Member with full association privileges.