Julie Mazur

Editor

Julie Mazur is the editor of Electrical Contractor magazine. Contact her at julie.mazur@necanet.org.

Articles by Julie Mazur

March 2017
When It comes to technology, we occasionally turn to anyone younger—who we suspect might know more than us—for help. OK, sometimes it’s because we forgot our glasses and can’t see our phone. Or we sigh really loudly and the guy in the next cubicle takes the cue to come in and fix whatever went wrong with the computer. READ MORE
February 2017
Last month, we published our annual construction forecast. We’ve been doing this gig for quite a while, and, if there’s a running theme connecting every forecast, it’s uncertainty. It’s not exactly the weather, and we give those guys and gals grief for their unreliability, too. READ MORE
January 2017
The Farmer’s Almanac is still chugging along after 199 years of sharing weather prognostications and astrology forecasts and Best Days, among other things. Jan. 1, 2017, by the way, was the best day to cut firewood, mow to increase growth, castrate farm animals, dig holes, wean, potty train, paint, host a party and kill plant pests. Did you get all that done? Neither did we. READ MORE
December 2016
Do you remember in the movie “A Christmas Story,” the dad wins a “major award” that turns out to be a table lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a mini skirt? Classic! Think of this issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR as a major award on the topic of lighting. Almost all electrical contractors work on it in some fashion, and we have plenty of news for you. READ MORE
November 2016
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “tool” as “a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task” and “something (as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation or necessary in the practice of a vocation or profession.” We like to think that ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR fits both of those descriptions. READ MORE
October 2016
The leaves are turning here in Bethesda, Md. Fall is a cliched metaphor for change, and it’s the part of the annual cycle that cynics abhor for pumpkin-spiced everything. This month, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR looks at emerging markets, the birth of new trends and technologies, and, while we don’t want to alarm you, there’s a bit of a rise of the machines going on. READ MORE
September 2016
Boston is chock-full of history, and it’s hard to pick the best event—the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s ride, the Red Sox overcoming the curse of the Bambino to win the World Series in 2004. READ MORE
August 2016
Over the last decade or so, we’ve seen you grow into a social being, a mature individual with your own strengths who is willing to contribute to a team in a collaborative environment where the sum is greater than its parts. We’ve seen you branch out and integrate into markets you maybe never dreamed you’d participate in. READ MORE
July 2016
Have you heard the joke about the pollster soliciting opinions outside the United Nations? It’s funny, but we’re not going to tell it here. We’re also not going to discuss political polling. We’re here to talk about you and what you’re working on. READ MORE

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