Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is editor—digital for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

  • Each tooth on each Sawzall blade is carbon tipped individually.
April 2017
On Tuesday, March 28, Milwaukee Tool held a media event and tour of the company’s Greenwood, Miss., plant, which manufactures reciprocating saw, hole saw and band saw blades. READ MORE
April 2017
Selecting the right dimmer and lamp combination can be challenging. The good news is progress is being made. READ MORE
April 2017
Do you read the comics? Julie and her son are particular fans of “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!” by Tim Rickard. It’s about the crew of the space station R.U. Sirius. A recent series featured engineer Cliff Clewless cheating on his digital assistants, each of which thought they were his only one. Read it here. READ MORE
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
March 2017
Though the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is uncertain under the current administration, one of its most successful programs, Energy Star, is doing a lot of good for the economy and electrical industry. 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
January 2017
In January, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its second annual “U.S. Energy and Employment Report” (USEER). 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

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