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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. 

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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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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design.

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It can be safely said that 2016 will prove to be a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.

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Electricity Traveling Both Ways Across Texas/Mexico Border

According to the Dallas Morning News, power providers and regulators in Texas are taking steps to establish commercial exchanges of electricity with their Mexican counterparts.


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Oklahoma, Kansas Connect

Transmission took another step forward recently. The Oklahoma City-based OG&E Electric Services announced its plans to construct the Oklahoma portion of a new 345-kV transmission line from north-central Oklahoma to a substation near Wichita, Kan.


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Utility Offers Green Option

Customers of NSTAR Electric, a Massachusetts electric utility, who want to support renewable energy and reduce their impact on the environment have a new option: NSTAR Green.


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NECA Delegation Takes Europe By Surprise

I took a quick trip to Rome shortly before heading to our NECA convention and the trade show. NECA CEO John Grau and ELECTRI International President Russ Alessi accompanied me.


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'Tis the Season to Promote Your Business

Never start in December what you can put off until January seems to be the mantra in some corners of the construction industry. As a result, the winter holiday period runs the danger of becoming one of the least profitable months of the year.


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Update Your Mind

If your schedule is anything like mine, you have tons of time to surf the Web and research all the new technology and features offered by the many different estimating software companies.


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Checking Your Financial Pulse, Part I

If you haven't taken your company’s financial pulse recently, it’s time to review your system for analyzing financial information.


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