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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. 

I begin this month’s column with an acknowledgement that should come as no surprise: I’ve learned a lot over the years that I have been involved with NECA and especially during the years I have been its president. One important lesson: There is often more to something than meets the eye.


Electrical contractors have volunteered and donated to charitable organizations and other causes for decades. In more recent years, contractors have embraced giving at a personal level. O’Connell Electric Co.


Thirty-four classes are offered throughout the convention (as part of a full NECA registration or as a separate education package). Preconvention workshops are offered Oct. 6–7; they require a separate preregistration and fee.

Did you see the Great American Solar eclipse of 2017? So cool! At the electrical Contractor office just north of Washington, D.C., we wore our NASA-approved eclipse safety glasses to watch the moon block out about 80 percent of the sun.

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Short-Lived 'Volks Rule' No Longer in Effect

On the mind of many employers over the past year or so has been what was informally known as the "Volks Rule," a regulatory response by OSHA to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia's ruling in the "Volks Constructors v.


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Each tooth on each Sawzall blade is carbon tipped individually.
Milwaukee Tool Fosters Culture and Community at Greenwood, Miss., Plant

On Tuesday, March 28, Milwaukee Tool held a media event and tour of the company’s Greenwood, Miss., plant, which manufactures reciprocating saw, hole saw and band saw blades.


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In New York, Energy Benchmarking Leads to Increased Efficiency

According to a 2016 survey conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), facility managers in New York City who benchmark the energy use of their buildings are also more likely to invest in energy-saving technologies.


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Eaton’s New NEC 500 Course Is the First of its Kind in U.S.

Eaton Corporation, a power management company based in Cleveland, is teaming with ATEC Training and Certification Services to offer a training course on the National Electrical Code (NEC) 500 standard. It will be offered only at the Eaton Experience Center in Houston.


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In a time when competition and pricing pressure affect the electrical industry, it’s especially important to maintain and build your business by taking care of current customers.


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Webinar Recording Available: Frustrated With LED Lamps and Dimming?

Selecting the right dimmer and lamp combination can be challenging. The good news is progress is being made.


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Klein Tools infographic of survey results.
Survey Shows 7 in 10 Electricians Concerned About Skills Gap

Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., released the results of their annual State of the Industry survey on April 17.


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