William Atkinson

Freelance Writer

William Atkinson has been a full-time business magazine writer since 1976. Contact him at w.atkinson@mchsi.com.

Articles by William Atkinson

April 2016
When small companies promote their businesses, they often mention that their size makes them more efficient. One electrical contractor that would take exception to that claim is Santa Clara, Calif.-based Redwood City Electric. While it has more than 1,500 employees in five Northern California offices, it sees itself as the epitome of efficiency and works hard to stay that way.
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April 2016
According to an April report published by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), construction employment increased in 234 out of the 358 metro areas in the United States, was unchanged in 52, and decreased in 72, during the time period from February 2015 to February 2016. READ MORE
April 2016
Business broadband has been growing explosively in recent months and years. READ MORE
April 2016
While National Electrical Safety Month was created and is also primarily managed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a number of other entities engage in activities and promote in other ways. READ MORE
April 2016
According to the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance (SOLA), 2015 was a “watershed year” for outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
 SOLA’s recently released “Smart Urban Outdoor Lighting Trends” report states LEDs make up more than 50 percent of all new public outdoor lighting fixtures sold, and this percentage continues to grow rapidly.
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April 2016
Electrical contractors that perform a lot of hospital work, especially lighting projects, may have a whole new type of work to look forward to in the future. READ MORE
April 2016
According to a report published by the U.S. READ MORE
March 2016
Although there has not been a huge wave of publicity about tiny houses—loosely defined as homes under 1,000 square feet, commonly between 200 and 400 square feet—their popularity is undeniable.
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March 2016
The year 2020 has long been anticipated as the year that the smart home would become mainstream. However, according to a January 2016 report, “2016 Is the Year Smart Home Technology Will be Mainstream,” published by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, things appear to be moving faster than once expected. READ MORE

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