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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. 

Few one-trick ponies exist in the digital age. As cell phones have become portable computers, other devices also have taken on multiple functions.

This article is the fifth in a series of six tactics in which the electrical contractor can maximize purchasing power and profitability though procurement. Click here for part five.

Something I’ve thought a lot about since I became president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the value of membership in our association. I want to know more about our members’ perception of the value they want and receive from NECA.

In early 2015, the IBEW/NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, Ill., started building a 250-acre on-site facility, the Renewable Energy Training Field (RETF).

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