November 2017: Disaster Response and Recovery


A variety of carts and reel carriers are available to hold and transport wire reels.

From shipping and arrival of wire supplies through installation, efficiently managing electric wire on the...

Linemen from Quanta Services address damaged poles in an area flooded by Hurricane Harvey

The nation’s late summer flurry of hurricane activity was unprecedented. Within days of the record...

For each project, electrical contractors must ensure the right equipment is on-site, that it’s affordable...

A state-of-the-art Veteran Affairs outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., serves military veterans with everything...

If you take your MRI to a dozen doctors, you may get several different opinions...

Flir C2 pocket-size thermal camera

Most tradespeople love gadgets. This is a report about interesting tools and devices not necessarily...

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Jason Glover of Thompson Electric explains how the controls work for a city water system., Renee Beaulieu, CFO of Thompson Electric, has a student explain how they use their iPads for assignments., Tasha Barker, General Manager of Electric Innovations, sister company of Thompson Electric, explains a new application they designed, to a student and Dr. Paul Gausmann, Superintendent of Sioux City Schools.
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How early is too early to get youth interested in a career in electrical contracting? According to management at Thompson Electric Co.

| November 2017
The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest health crises facing the United States, and it has shown no sign of slowing down.

| November 2017
The challenge of bridging the gap to new generations, such as millennials, isn't a new conversation.

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The number of cities committing to using clean energy sources has more than doubled since President Trump was elected in November and decided to pull out of the Paris Climate

| November 2017
One thing I’ve sought to emphasize during my term as president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the critical nature of forming and maintaining inte