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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 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. 


“NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.”


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Commercial HVAC Electricity Costs Cut 57 Percent With Efficiency Controls

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Commercial buildings could cut their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency controls, according to a year-long trial of advanced controls at malls, grocery stores and other buildings across the country.

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Marketing And Networking Take Center Stage At NECA Show 2014

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One measure of an industry event’s success is the common experience of its attendees. Presenters and products are key, but the event’s ability to bring colleagues together to meet, reunite and connect is equally important.


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Estimator's Chess
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A friend recently asked me, “What’s so hard about bidding electrical work? You don’t even need a college degree to be an estimator.” I said he was oversimplifying things and told him it can be a complex, highly detailed process with many strategies and chess-like moves.

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Editors' Pick
2014 Profile of the Electrical Contractor
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So, tell us, how the heck are you? Oh, wait, we already asked 
you that while conducting our recent Profile of the Electrical Contractor research study.

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Losing an Industry Legend
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Dr. Thomas E. Glavinich passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, April 27, 2014. With his passing, the electrical construction industry has lost an expert, a supporter, a researcher and a wonderful man. Tom’s research helped electrical contractor immensely.

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Look North For Energy Security
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Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either. In fact, there is not one single way to guarantee we’ll have sufficient energy now and in the future.


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Ideas That Work: De-Burring Tip, Enhanced Hole Saw Use and More
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Every month, we pick the top four Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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