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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. 

Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers.

The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.


We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.


We had to buy a new car recently. My wife’s car was 16 years old, and keeping it running was costing us almost as much as an entire car payment. It was definitely time to say goodbye, which created another problem—shopping for a new car. 


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A New Energy Vision
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In January 2013, the Edison Electric Institute—the leading advocacy group of the investor-owned utility industry—released a report predicting “significant future disruption to the utility business model,” thanks to growing adoption of distributed generation resources.

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Tracking Your Business Credit
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Most business owners have probably looked at their personal credit reports through at least one of the three major reporting organizations—Equifax,
TransUnion and Experian—and occasionally glimpsed something called a FICO score.

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Hopefully, You're Hopeful. Hopefully, You'll Attend NECA 2014 Chicago!
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I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).


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Husky nine-drawer mobile workbench from Home Depot
Cool Tools: Moving Materials And Tools
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Moving supplies, materials and tools to and around job sites can be a time-consuming task that often significantly reduces an electrician’s productivity.


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National Stand-Down Calls Attention To Fall Hazards Prevention
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In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.


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A Contractor’s Guide to Writing Effective Proposals
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As a contractor, you must be able to sell your services to a potential client with a proposal that fully conveys the scope of work you intend to provide while also conveying confidence in your company’s ability to perform the work.

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Advanced Sensors Increase 
Efficiency In Commercial Buildings

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As the emphasis on building energy efficiency increases, the demand for the technology to create that efficiency is also on the rise.


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