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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. 

After nearly a decade of inching upwards, the national median home value finally surpassed pre-recession levels. According to Zillow Research, in March, the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) hit $197,100, passing the pre-recession peak of $196,600 from April 2007.

In a measured recovery expecting construction growth of 5 percent this year, the renovation market is doing its part. Renovation has sometimes propelled—and sometimes buoyed—new construction activity.

The entrance to Milwaukee Tool's building reminds everyone what the company's mission is.

June 6–8, Milwaukee Tool hosted its 10th annual New Products Symposium, an event for construction media to view and get hands-on time with all new products the company is launching this year.

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.


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Students Impress Contractor Judges at ASC Electrical Competition

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.


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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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Editors' Pick
2017 Construction Outlook

In 2017, construction is expected to regain momentum after an underwhelming performance in 2016. Just don’t anticipate an economy running like a high-performance racer. It will remain more like the “gets you where you need to go” family vehicle.


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Editors' Pick
Showstoppers 2016

At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, 
a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.



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