Two team members at Colmac Coil, Colville, Wash., are certified as UL 508A manufacturer technical representatives following the successful completion of the Underwriters Laboratories MTR training program.

The credentials awarded to Colmac's Malique Perera and George Korbel upon their successful demonstration mastery of the UL 508A standard enables each of Colmac Coil’s factories to maintain highly qualified and knowledgeable team members to specify UL industrial control panels.      

“The UL 508A MTR program helped me become even more familiar with the UL508A standard, which will help Colmac provide safer products for our customers. The overall benefit of the program is to provide a safe electrical control panel for the customer by sizing and selecting components correctly,” said George Korbel, a R&D controls and design engineer. “In order to receive the certification, we had to pass an 8-hour technical exam with an 80 percent or better.”

The UL 508A Industrial Control Panel (ICP) Shop Program, of which Colmac Coil is a member, is a part of UL’s general coverage programs. Successful completion offers control panel manufacturers the ability to apply UL certification marks to a range of industrial control panel designs.

A provision to the UL 508A ICP Shop Program now requires each ICP shop to maintain an MTR for each ICP shop. The UL 508A MTR program gives special emphasis on effectively interpreting and applying the requirements of the UL 508A standard on industrial control panels.