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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. 

For roughly a century, electrical contractors (ECs) have used copper or aluminum wiring. Their coexistence at times has been competitive. The nature of the application and, in some cases, price have dictated the choice between the metals. 


Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either. In fact, there is not one single way to guarantee we’ll have sufficient energy now and in the future.


Having successfully completed a series of good-sized service jobs for a company he described as a great customer, a prominent electrical contractor (who wishes to remain anonymous) was making a routine visit to the company’s main office for what he fondly refers to as a “customer care call.” This ti

Despite growing popularity, renewables still face challenges. The list includes such hurdles as high installation costs and intermittency. Taxes will make the costs even higher.


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The Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council today applauded the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) decision to deregulate FTTH networks owned by incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).

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Graybar, North America's largest distributor of electrical, telecommunications, and networking equipment, is launching a series of technology showcase events across the country - from mid-March through late October - to provide contractors, installers, and resellers with updates on new industry stan

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TradePower Wins IBM Beacon Award
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TradePower announced today it has won one of 16 IBM Beacon Awards. TradePower was recognized in the category of “Best Data Management Solution” for it’s new TradeSource enterprise system, which utilizes WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database technology.

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