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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. 

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.

Milwaukee Tool 6-in-1 combination wire  pliers with redesigned  stripping capacity

Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable.


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.


It’s hard to predict precisely what electrical contractors will face in 2017, because many things will influence the landscape where they work. However, there’s every reason to believe that new and emerging technology in a changing digital world should bring opportunity and optimism.


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Grid Assurance Stockpiles Utility Transmission Equipment


On May 6, six energy companies launched Grid Assurance, an independent company with the purpose of providing spares for critical electric transmission equipment.


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Utilities Committing To Customer-Friendly Websites


As customers look to improve energy efficiency in their homes and businesses try to reduce energy costs, more utilities are recrafting their websites to provide relevant information to their customers and to the electrical contractors that may perform energy-efficiency work for them.



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Wyoming Sees A Future In Coal Despite National Trend


States, like the people who live in them, respond to adversity in different ways. As the nation’s coal industry confronts a mounting collection of challenges, one state that relies heavily on the industry has chosen an optimistic path 
of defiance.



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New Standard Helps Buildings Support The Smart Grid


Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.



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Coming Soon To A State Near You: California’s Title 24


California has long been known as an energy-conservation pioneer. To lead the way on electrical issues, the state uses a set of rules known as Title 24, Part 6, which is updated every three years. The current rules became mandatory for any project seeking a permit after July 1, 2014.
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2016 Profile of the Electrical Contractor

It’s that time again when we call on expert pollsters to help us learn more about our readers and the work they are doing in the field. More than 2,400 of you responded to our questionnaire earlier this year, through snail mail or online, describing the work you did in 2015.


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Getting Involved, and Taking Action

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.



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