John Paul Quinn

Freelance Writer

John Paul Quinn reports on a broad range of business and industry issues for journals in the United States and Europe. He can be reached at 203.323.9850 and mirabel@snet.net.

Articles by John Paul Quinn

May 2007
European electrical contractors have much in common with their U.S. counterparts, sharing many similar opportunities and challenges. However, they also are grappling with a unique historical situation, participating in the ongoing construction and powering of a “New Europe”—the expanding European Union (EU) of nation-states. READ MORE
March 2007
In the realm of design/build, residential work has been the road less traveled, since the majority of electrical contractors have chosen to beat a path to the larger and more lucrative commercial/industrial/institutional (CII) projects of this kind, but that may be changing. READ MORE
November 2006
WHEN THE ISLAND OF OAHU was hit by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 7:07 a.m. on Oct. 15, 291,000 customers woke up to no power. But fortunately for them, the Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. (HECO) has an emergency power restoration system in place for such emergencies. Power was restored to 99 percent of the utility’s customers within 19 hours. READ MORE
July 2006
Ford Island, just across Pearl Harbor from Oahu, Hawaii, served its part in history early on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. The mile-and-a-quarter-long islet’s tarmac airstrip is still scarred with 65-year-old strafing gunfire patterns, and the hulk of the USS Arizona battleship lies sunken in the harbor. READ MORE

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