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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. 

The Sisters in Solidarity (SIS) group of IBEW Local No. 292, Minneapolis, was formed in 2013. SIS is a mentoring and support group for women electricians that focuses on developing leadership in its community and union.

Each year, the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) holds a number of national competitions that allow college students from around the nation in construction and construction-related trades to experience what it is like to work in the industry.

Anyone can make a difference by installing solar panels, buying an electric car or changing out those old power-guzzling incandescent lamps. However, the so-called tipping point often rests on the shoulders of corporate America.

With a mix of job smarts, business savvy, grit and grace, an increasing number of women-owned contracting firms are helping to level the playing field in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Fancy Footwork: McDonald Electrical Corp. Helps Renovate Converse’s Boston HQ

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New York City Sets Energy Storage Target

Until recently, only two governmental bodies in the United States had set targets for energy storage: California and Massachusetts. Recently, though, New York City became the third governmental body to do so.          


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Undersea Cable Delivers Power From First U.S. Offshore Wind Project


Offshore wind has been making headway as a legitimate source of renewable energy.


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Staying In Demand: New Utility Rates Could Build Business for ECs


The latest electricity sales data and forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) are just the latest indicator that energy efficiency works.


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NECA 2016 Boston, Day One

If you read our magazine, you're probably an electrical contractor, and if you're an electrical contractor, you've probably heard about the annual NECA Trade Show and Convention.


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Boston Contractor Brings Harvard Hall To Life


Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall is a 177,000-square-foot executive education facility, consisting of 179 bedrooms for visiting executives, 22 living group areas, and two state-of-the-art classrooms. Boston-based Sullivan & McLaughlin Cos. Inc.


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