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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. 

From solar power to electric vehicles, from building efficiency to biomass, the energy industry is blessed with an abundance of innovative technologies that are transforming how we generate and consume electricity.

It’s been eight years since major energy legislation was passed, but current House and Senate proposals that would strengthen America’s infrastructure and increase energy efficiency are exciting prospects for electrical contractors.

In May 2015, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced “The 21st Century Energy Workforce Act” in the Senate. The proposed bill is designed to accomplish two things.


Shortly before midnight on May 26, 2015, a New York subway train lost power on a section of tracks in Queens. It isn’t uncommon for trains to malfunction in such a way, but when service personnel arrived, they discovered hundreds of feet of copper cabling were missing.


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Role Models
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In 1901, all eyes were on Buffalo, N.Y., when the city hosted the Pan-American Exposition. At this meeting, 49 electrical contractors from eight states formed the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

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Omaha NJATC Building: A Training Tool
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Unusual circumstances affected the planning for the new Omaha JATC facility. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 22 and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Nebraska chapter shared a building and were looking for more space together.

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Get the Marketing Edge
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When it comes to running a business, the owner or manager must pay close attention to five separate, but integrated, functions.

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The Inside Job
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Electrical contractors understand the value of risk management in protecting the assets and financial health of the company, even as they struggle to do so at a reasonable cost.

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Lease is More
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When it comes to leasing or buying construction equipment, how can you decide which plan is best suited for your needs?

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Smart Buys
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There are many estimating software systems on the market, competing for your money. Accubid, ConEst, Estimation, McCormick Systems, Timberline, Vision InfoSoft—the list goes on and on.

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Blocking and Tackling
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When sport teams begin their training camps, they usually start with a return to the basics. For football, it is blocking and tackling.

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