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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. 

A case in point


Everyone has encountered difficult contractors. You may or may not have an idea of what would be the ideal contractor to work with, but everyone has at least one clear instance of a general contractor that seemed to be from some evil nether region.


January marks the beginning of my third and final year as NECA’s president. 
I certainly can say I’ve enjoyed the experience, and I’m happy to report we’re a growing organization that has made tremendous strides. There is a lot to look forward to.

Milwaukee Tool 6-in-1 combination wire  pliers with redesigned  stripping capacity

Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable.


Partisan politics has almost become the norm in the United States, and disagreements over energy policy are no exception. Except, perhaps, in the state of Illinois.


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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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America's Money: Monetary Policy, the Fed and the Economy


Most taxpayers know the Federal Reserve Board of Governors meets periodically to set interest rates, but too often, they leave the deeper analysis to economists.


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NECA 2016 Boston, Day Two

As with any trade show, everything at NECA 2016 Boston revolves around the show floor. For several hours every day, hundreds of industry figures have taken to the Boston Convention and Exposition Center to explore the latest products and services that the largest brands have to offer.


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The NECA Show To Be Held In Boston Oct. 7–10


The 62nd annual National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention and Trade Show, held in Boston this year from Oct. 7–10, is bursting at the seams with new technology, educational workshops, networking opportunities and product exhibitions.



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When Liquidated Damages Become Liquified

Credit cards typically apply interest to late payments. This interest factor, which may be 18 percent or more, can be viewed as a form of liquidated damages (LDs). The base amount owed is not liquidated, because it depends on your balance, but the percentage is liquidated, or fixed, by agreement.


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NECA 2016 Boston, Day Three

Wooh! Well, we made it. Yesterday (October 10) was the final day of the 2016 NECA show. It’s been a crazy few days for us at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.


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ISU: (From left) Beth Hartmann, Jack Finn, Shay Hudachek, Dylan Busby, Caleb Bonderer, Tristen Giralomo, Noah Reddig, Scott Miller, Regan Smiley and Rick Smith. Photo provided by Kate Tindall, ISU CCEE Department.
Green Energy Challenge Winners At NECA Show


Each year, ELECTRI International hosts the Green Energy Challenge for NECA Student Chapters. The 2016 competition challenged teams to design an energy upgrade for a K–12 facility in their community.


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