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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. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

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Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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New Thread Protocol Helps Connect The Internet Of Things

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