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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. 

Solar-power technology is growing wide and deep through installations and planned projects. New York Gov.

Change is rapid in the digital age, sometimes at a dizzying pace. As that becomes normal, expectations grow for even faster change.

A lot can happen over the course of a year, and that is certainly the case for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has once again set some aggressive policy goals for the year to come. However, much like the recent past, the intentions are likely to fall short.

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Roller Coaster Year Brings Hope and Frustration

ONE YEAR AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA STRUCK, the landscape of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast may be permanently altered. The damage caused by severe flooding and catastrophic winds has made the rebuilding process very difficult.


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LEDs Bring Dazzle to Bridges

Across the United States—Cities See Their Span in Lights LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) ILLUMINATION offers a host of advantages to port authorities, cities and counties with large bridges.


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15 Opportunities for Industrial Maintenance

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE covers the repair, installation, adjustment and maintenance of industrial production and processing equipment. To find opportunities for industrial maintenance work, contractors can look right at their own business and customer base.


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Loyalty Longevity

WALT DISNEY ONCE SAID, “you can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”


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Controversial Cape Wind Project up and Running...For Now

“There are millions of dollars at stake for our guys, and the industry could benefit greatly from the work it would give us and the guys off the bench,” said Glenn Kingsbury, Boston Chapter executive of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), about Cape Wind—an off-shore electricity


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The Best of IBEW

Apprentices entering the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Local 26 in Lanham, Md., will be enrolling in the best kind of training available, according to JATC officers there.


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Managing the Flow

The Federal Reserve Board has a new chairman, new housing construction is slowing, the new bankruptcy law makes it difficult to avoid creditors and unemployment levels seem to fluctuate daily.


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