NETA Welcomes Newest Accredited Company — Halco Testing Services

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NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, adds Halco Testing Services to its growing community of accredited electrical testing companies.

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“Providing high-level acceptance and maintenance services is a vital and integral part of our success.” Halco President Don Genutis

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is pleased to add Halco Testing Services to its community of electrical testing companies committed to meeting the ever-increasing demand for qualified testing firms and personnel. For a complete list of NETA Accredited Companies, or to find a NETA Accredited Company by geographical area, visit

Halco Testing Services evolved from a construction company, with origins dating back to 1949, into an organization focused solely on testing. Harold Orum formed the original company in 1976 and transferred business management to Don Genutis and Keith Orum in 2013. The company serves Southern California out of its original Los Angeles location.

Halco maintains a full staff of experienced personnel, including project managers, engineers, and technicians, who promote a team concept to ensure operative, on-time completion of all work. Maintenance and acceptance testing services for low- medium-, and high-voltage equipment include traditional testing services, power monitoring, power engineering studies, and no-outage testing. Typical customers cover a wide range of businesses, from commercial high-rise office facilities, hotels, and movie studios to power plants, hospitals, renewable power facilities, consulting engineers, and electrical contractors.

Halco is a NECA member, affiliated with the IBEW, and certified to perform California Title 24 lighting controls acceptance. “Halco is proud to become a NETA Accredited organization and looks forward to being an integral part of the NETA organization,” says Halco President Don Genutis. “Providing high-level acceptance and maintenance services is a vital and integral part of our success.”

“Achieving NETA accreditation is no easy task, and we applaud Halco Testing Services on this milestone event,” says Ron Widup, CEO of Shermco Industries and current president of NETA. “Organizations earning the NETA Accredited Company designation play an important part in advancing the electrical power systems industry and assuring electrical power system safety and reliability.”

What is a NETA Accredited Company?
NETA Accredited Companies are third-party, independent electrical testing firms involved in full-service testing, analysis, and maintenance of electrical power systems. This includes low-, medium-, and high-voltage power equipment and systems. Every NETA Accredited Company has gone through a two-fold application process.

This two-fold process accredits the company and certifies the company’s individual technicians. This approach works toward establishing a solid program that allows clients seeking testing services to feel confident about both the qualifications of the company as well as the credentials of the individual technician. Following accreditation, the qualifications of each NETA Accredited Company and its technicians are reviewed on a regular basis to assure continued compliance with the NETA bylaws and policies.

Those interested in specifying electrical testing for electrical power equipment and systems in accordance with ANSI/NETA standards by NETA Accredited Companies and NETA Certified Technicians should look to Section 3 of the ANSI/NETA ATS-2013 and ANSI/NETA MTS-2015. The ANSI/NETA ATS, Standard for Acceptance Testing Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems specifies the following qualifications for testing organizations and personnel:

3.1 Testing Organization
1. The testing organization shall be an independent, third party entity, which can function as an unbiased testing authority, professionally independent of the manufacturers, suppliers, and installers of equipment or systems being evaluated.
2. The testing organization shall be regularly engaged in the testing of electrical equipment devices, installations, and systems.
3. The testing organization shall use technicians who are regularly employed for testing services.
4. An organization having a designation of NETA Accredited Company issued by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association meets the above criteria.
5. The testing organization shall submit appropriate documentation to demonstrate that it satisfactorily complies with these requirements.

Companies interested in seeking NETA Accreditation should contact NETA at 888-300-6382 or for more information.

NETA is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization that creates and maintains standards for electrical maintenance and acceptance testing for electrical power equipment and systems, as well as a standard that addresses the certification of electrical testing technicians. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.

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