NETA Welcomes Newest Accredited Company — Midwest Engineering Consultants, Ltd.

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NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, has added Midwest Engineering Consultants, Ltd., to the community of electrical testing companies committed to meeting the ever-increasing demand for qualified testing firms and personnel.

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is pleased to add Midwest Engineering Consultants, Ltd., to the 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

Midwest Engineering Consultants was founded in 1991 and serves industrial, municipal, and utility customers in the central Midwest from its location near the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. The MEC team has over 100 years of combined experience in the design, evaluation, testing, and maintenance of electrical power systems and apparatus.

MEC offers a wide range of technical services that include testing, maintenance, and repair of low-, medium-, and high-voltage equipment. The MEC engineering staff provides in-house technical support as well as power system studies, power monitoring, and system evaluations. MEC’s mission is to improve the safety and reliability of its customer’s power systems, thereby enhancing productivity and reducing business interruptions.

Monte Moorehead, MEC President and NETA Accredited Representative, is proud to be part of the NETA organization. “We strive to provide the best service possible, and becoming a NETA Accredited Company is certainly consistent with that goal. We look forward to the benefits that NETA accreditation will provide MEC, and ultimately, our customers.”

“NETA looks forward to welcoming Midwest Engineering Consultants as its newest NETA Accredited Company,” says Ron Widup, CEO of Shermco Industries and current president of NETA. “NETA Accredited Companies play an important part in advancing the electrical power systems industry and assuring electrical power system safety and reliability. Achieving NETA accreditation is no easy task, and we applaud MEC on this milestone event.”

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 the NETA Office at 888-300-6382 or neta(at)netaworld(dot)org 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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