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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. 

According to an employment report, released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 4, the construction industry added 6,000 new positions (seasonally adjusted) in July.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $7.5 million to improve the reliability and resiliency of the electric grid, according to a June press release.

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

Expansions, updates and renovations are a necessity of modern life as buildings quickly become outdated. College buildings are no exception; students can be demanding customers.

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These days, almost anything for the home can be automated. Door locks, window blinds, switches, toasters—all are available as "smart devices" connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite this bevy of products, they can’t all work together.


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Ideas That Work: Taking Measurements, Easy Handling and Inspiration

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New Year's Resolutions

January marks the beginning of my third and final year as NECA’s president. 
I certainly can say I’ve enjoyed the experience, and I’m happy to report we’re a growing organization that has made tremendous strides. There is a lot to look forward to.


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Eyes Up, Feet Forward

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Bipartisan Compromise Brings Energy Reform To Illinois


Partisan politics has almost become the norm in the United States, and disagreements over energy policy are no exception. Except, perhaps, in the state of Illinois.



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Interdepartmental Report on Energy Employment Shows Continued Job Growth, Lack of Skilled Labor

In January, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its second annual “U.S. Energy and Employment Report” (USEER).


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World’s Largest Battery-Storage Project Proposed For Long Beach


A Southern California city known for its annual grand prix and its offshore oil derricks is now looking at an energy-storage project that will neither start cars nor run on fossil fuel.



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