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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. 

Productivity improvement is more than reducing waste. Understanding how routines and environment affect our physical and mental states can help you and your employees get the work done more efficiently and accurately without spending a fortune or revamping your organization.


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

Do you read the comics? Julie and her son are particular fans of “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!” by Tim Rickard. It’s about the crew of the space station R.U. Sirius. A recent series featured engineer Cliff Clewless cheating on his digital assistants, each of which thought they were his only one.

An enlightening article in the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR touched on an important topic and perspective for the electrical construction industry: women in the workplace.

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Delucchi carried this coffee mug during his tour as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq.
Hidden Values In Prefabrication

Bill Delucchi was a brand-new apprentice when he first dreamed of starting his own company. In the traditional wisdom of that classic expression, “find a need and fill it,” he saw a need and knew how to fill it.



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Manage Your Marketing

While electrical contractors demonstrate proficiency in completing electrical projects, the process of prospecting for leads, securing contract opportunities and promoting their skills to targeted audiences are necessary components of a thriving business.


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Southwire Tools' SIMpull non-conductive fish tape
Cool Tools: Fish Tape

Fish tapes are essential basic tools that are easy to take for granted, but imagine pulling cable through on a large commercial job without them.



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Rise of the Machines

The leaves are turning here in Bethesda, Md. Fall is a cliched metaphor for change, and it’s the part of the annual cycle that cynics abhor for pumpkin-spiced everything.


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Ideas That Work: Trucks, Cable and Templates

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.


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Rise in Construction Employment in the Last Year Though Growth is Slowing

Construction jobs are on the rise according to an analysis of Department of Labor (DOL) data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America on Oct., 21 2016. From September 2015 to September 2016, 35 states added construction jobs.


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St. Louis Training Center Opens Book on Drone Certification

As drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), continue to see increased use in commercial applications, more industries—including electrical construction—are looking to see what all the fuss is about. Now, it’s becoming easier to get in on the action.


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