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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 American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) Center
in Medway, Ohio, has been renovated and expanded to provide state-of-the-art classroom technology, lodging for a growing student base, and additional overhead and underground facilities to meet the needs of a demanding industry.


Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

Imagine a day when electrical contractors or suppliers can manufacture the components, tools, even cable they needed on a construction site with a 3-D printer.

If we don’t rebuild American education, we won’t be able to build in America or buy American.

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Branding Electrical Contractors: Short-Circuit or Full Power?

Branding your company—from vehicles to interior designs—is well-served by a quote from baseball great Yogi Berra: “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”


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What Matters To Us

The beginning of every year brings a range of challenging opportunities for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the industry we do our best to represent.


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United States Can Cut Energy Use In Half Through Efficiency


In recent years, efficiency has become one of the primary drivers toward a sustainable energy economy and reduced carbon emissions.


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Biomass Not Yet Ready For Prime Time


In the age of sustainability, every conceivable energy source gets equal consideration. Just as wind and solar power have had their growing pains, other viable sources will, too.


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Women Electricians Focus On Volunteer Labor


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.


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Corporate Money Flowing Into Energy Storage


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.


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Balance of Power: Women in Electrical Contracting

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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