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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

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Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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Last month we talked about why bid listing laws are a good thing. In summary, general contractors use bid shopping to take profit from the subcontractors and keep those profits for themselves. Bid listing laws are a very effective way of stopping post-award bid shopping. 


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Bring the Light
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Construction work often must be done in areas without power and, therefore, without adequate light. Also, it often must be done outside at night.

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'Double-Handling' Can Be A Good Thing
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We appreciate all of the positive response to the new format for our column in which we interview industry leaders about key issues that may alter the future of electrical construction.

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Consulting The Professionals
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Retirement planning is complicated, with many risks and legal pitfalls. It is worth investing time and money with a financial adviser who specializes in retirement. A little preparation will help you get ready for your first meeting and result in a plan that fits your expectations and goals.


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Cool Tools: Insulation Testers
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Every home, business and industrial facility contains electrical wires that bring in and distribute power for lighting, heating and cooling systems; for computers and other equipment, such as motors and generators; and for multiple other purposes.

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Ideas That Work: Bag Organization, Bottling Blades and More
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Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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People Make the Difference
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Starting next month, the presidency of NECA—and this column—will be in the very capable hands of David Hardt, president of Hardt Electric in Chicago.

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