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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. 

In May, Alan Steel, CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corp.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” When automaker Henry Ford said these words, he could have been describing the intended outcome of collaborating on construction projects.

The digital age is all about innovation. One new technology complements another until we are living in a world that is only a few steps removed from what would have once been considered science fiction.


Senate Chamber ceiling and upper level with recessed and cove lighting fixtures were installed by Lynnwell.

When a facility such as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (EMKI) opens its doors to the public, the collaboration that made it a reality isn’t apparent.

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Green Lights in Government
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One of the most dynamic parts of the midnight Miami skyline is the Port of Miami Bridge—a half-mile concrete roadbed with piers awash in a blue glow.

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Keeping Your Corporate Veil Intact
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Most electrical contracting businesses are organized as corporations, using the “corporate veil” to protect the personal assets of shareholders from corporate debts or liabilities.

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Saving Time and Money
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With urgent deliveries to dozens of job sites around the area and your customers depending on you for the timely completion of their projects, your fleet cannot afford to be on the sidelines.

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Closing the Circle
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We get so used to terms of art in our professions that we sometimes fail to understand that others do not subscribe to the same definitions. “Field engineering” is one example. Does that term simply mean field routing or does it also imply some degree of design effort?

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Contract Maintenance
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For electrical contractors, maintenance means more than sweeping the warehouse floor. Service work is becoming an increasingly important and lucrative part of their business.

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Procurement Management in the Electrical Contracting Industry
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The electrical contracting industry is facing a fork in the road with supply-channel management. In their historical roles, distributors play the part of a wholesale/retail combination for electrical components while hoping to be profitable through speculations (currently on steel and copper).

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Estimating Under Pressure, Part 3
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The simple days of “base bid only” are long gone. Today’s bid form is alive, changing on a moment’s notice and getting meaner every day. It doesn’t know who you are and it doesn’t care how you laid out your estimate.

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