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An effective operational process is accomplished through an efficient work flow, beginning at pre-construction through the completed construction phase of a project. Read the whitepaper here:

IDEAL introduces you to the SureTrace™ Circuit Tracer family of products. Three models 61-959, 61-957 and 61-955 circuit tracers can find wires back at the electrical breaker panel, in walls, floors and ceilings. While it is not sold for underground tracing can find cables in parking lots and other in ground applications.  

Nearly 50,000 construction professionals have doubled their profitability by reducing overhead utilizing On Center Software’s construction technology solutions.   The industry’s fastest, most accurate takeoff solution: Thousands of construction professionals have reduced costs and improved their accuracy utilizing the industry standard for takeoff. For more information go to

Service, when managed properly, can help specialty contractors drive consistent revenue and profits. Learn how to avoid the most common causes of service inefficiency for specialty contractors with the free webinar presented by Viewpoint and MSI, "How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in Your Service Business."

SEATTLE, November 11, 2015: Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum® Construction Software, is pleased to announce a technology partnership agreement with Irvine, Calif.-based FieldConnect, Inc. to empower a mobile, service management workforce. Fully integrated with Spectrum and fully functional online or offline, FieldConnect’s mobile solutions expand work order, dispatch and service management capabilities for service contractors in the field.

With social media sweepstakes, marketing tools and product giveaways, Lutron Electronics is giving distributors and contractors the sales tools they need to drive seasonal sales and create enduring business growth Coopersburg, PA (October 30, 2015) – Lutron Electronics, makers of energy-saving wireless lighting and shade control, today announced a series of consumer-focused promotions and marketing initiatives designed to create product awareness and drive demand, thereby creating sustained business growth for electrical distributors and contractors. The initiatives include:

Offers Implementation Instruction & General Business Coaching to Increase Profits & Reduce Loss Dalton, GA—When developing the plan for its new headquarters, the management team at The New Flat Rate (TNFR) aimed high. They wanted to improve the environment for their administrative staff and create benefits for their HVAC, plumbing and electrical clients. And they’ve done just that with their new location—still in Dalton, Georgia—that houses modernized office space and a training center for technicians and contractors.

INDIANAPOLIS – November 11, 2015 –Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) today announced the launch of LeadFeed, a product designed to capture demand from free online visitors and turn that demand into leads for service providers. “We are unlocking a powerful new source of business for highly rated service providers, while introducing millions of non-members to the strength and breadth of the Angie’s List network,” said Scott Durchslag, Angie’s List president and Chief Executive Officer.

SCM’s Bill Savings Navigator Offers Simple Process to Participate in Utility Rebate and Efficiency ProgramsIRVINE, Calif., October 28, 2015 -- Smart Customer Mobile (SCM®), the award-winning, single integrated platform enabling utility companies to establish superior customer engagement, today announced the launch of SCM® Bill Savings Navigator. The new technology enables utilities to connect directly with income-qualifying customers and share information on cost-saving government-mandated efficiency and rebate programs.

Nationwide initiative calls on people to transform their communities with more than $40,000 in grant supportColumbus, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2015) – Bernzomatic®, the industry leader in handheld torches since 1876, believes in putting its skills and tools to good use to help people and communities find their fire.