MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

PEARL offers a variety of membership levels to meet your needs. Below are the qualifications, requirements and member fees for each member level.
Membership Category

DEALER MEMBER

A dealer organization is an entity which reconditions electrical products for the industry and maintains inventory. Membership eligibility in this class shall be determined and approved by the Board and successfully pass a site inspection. Dealer members have the right to vote.
  1. Which owns, maintains, and warehouses a stock of recycled electrical power equipment and apparatus, the net value of which is not less than Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) not including any consigned stock; and
  2. Whose annual sales are not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000); and
  3. Whose sales to affiliated or allied persons, firms or corporations or the officers or employees thereof do not constitute a significant percentage of total sales; and a majority of whose sales are at wholesale to dealers for resale, to electrical contractors, to railroads, to federal, state and municipal governments, to public utilities, to industrial companies which have electrical maintenance departments, to manufacturers requiring electrical materials in the fabrication of their products and to other customers and recognized buyers at wholesale of recycled electrical power equipment and apparatus; and
  4. Which maintains a selling organization trained to promote, specify, and quote sales at wholesale of recycled electrical equipment and apparatus, and to handle all phases of service to customers efficiently; and
  5. Which extends credit to buyers upon reasonable terms; and
  6. Which has been actively engaged in business as a distributor, qualified for regular membership in all other respects for a period of not less than two (2) years; and
  7. Which has purchased and maintains product liability insurance coverage, the minimum acceptable policy being of the claims made in the amount equal to their annual sales but not less than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000); and
  8. Which will maintain test equipment, in current calibration, of types and sizes as prescribed in the technical requirements reference, necessary to assure the safe applications and operation on any electrical materials sold; and
  9. Which will maintain and adhere to test, quality assurance, and documentation procedures as prescribed in the PEARL reconditioning standards necessary to assure the safe applications and operation of any electrical materials sold; and
  10. Which will abide by the PEARL Code of Business Practice for the purpose of elevating the levels of cooperation between members-, their customers and vendors; and to ensure the level of consistent quality of customer service promised by PEARL members.

$3,200 (renewed annually)

Membership Category

SERVICE MEMBER

A service organization is an entity which reconditions electrical products for the industry but does not meet the inventory qualifications for dealer membership. Membership eligibility in this class shall be determined and approved by the Board and successfully pass a site inspection. Service organizations may enjoy all of the rights and privileges of dealer members including the right to vote.
  1. Which has annual sales are not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000); and
  2. Whose reconditioning services to an affiliated or allied persons, firms or corporations or the officers or employees thereof do not constitute a significant percentage of total revenue of reconditioning services; and a majority of whose revenues result from sales to electrical contractors, to railroads, to federal, state and municipal governments, to public utilities, to industrial companies which have electrical maintenance departments, to manufacturers requiring electrical materials in the fabrication of their products and to other customers that require the need for reconditioning services of electrical power equipment and apparatus; and
  3. Which maintains a shop facilities and trained technicians to promote, specify and quote reconditioning of electrical equipment and apparatus, and to handle all phases of service to customers efficiently; and
  4. Which extends credit to buyers upon reasonable terms; and
  5. Which has been actively engaged in business reconditioning electrical equipment, qualified for regular membership in all other respects for a period of not less than two (2) years; and
  6. Which has purchased and maintains product liability insurance coverage, the minimum acceptable policy being of the claims made in the amount equal to their annual sales but not less than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000); and
  7. Which will maintain test equipment, in current calibration, of types and sizes as prescribed in the technical requirements reference, necessary to assure the safe applications and operation on any electrical materials being reconditioned; and
  8. Which will maintain and adhere to test, quality assurance, and documentation procedures as prescribed in the PEARL reconditioning standards necessary to assure the safe applications and operation of any electrical materials reconditioned; and
  9. Which will abide by the PEARL Code of Business Practice for the purpose of elevating the levels of cooperation between members-, their customers and vendors; and to ensure the level of consistent quality of customer service promised by PEARL members.

$3,200 (renewed annually)

Membership Category

PEARL Partner

A PEARL Partner is an entity or individual whose interests are closely identified with those of the industry and PEARL and/or that manufactures or is a supplier of original or after-market equipment, parts, or materials, which are serviced, sold, or used by members. Membership eligibility in this class shall be determined and approved by the Board of Directors PEARL Partners may enjoy all of the rights and privileges of other members except the right to vote or to display or reproduce the association logo.

$750 (renewed annually)