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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. 

Started in St. Louis in 1953, PayneCrest Electric Co. Inc. is broadly diversified in electrical and communications installation work, which the company now takes on throughout the United States.

The digital age has given us plenty of new lingo. From smartphones to the Internet of Things (IoT), the growth of technology has also created its own vocabulary. Now, it is time to add the term “smart state” to our digital dictionary.


Flire CM174 600A AC/DC imaging clamp meter with infrared guided measurement

Thermal imaging is a well-established method of detecting potential problems and issues in electrical systems.

Electrical contractors that perform a lot of hospital work, especially lighting projects, may have a whole new type of work to look forward to in the future.

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Operation: Power Transfer

Northside Electric relocates power service without disrupting hospital business As the only academic medical center in central Virginia, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) is a regional teaching institution that provides patients with access to some of the most advanced stat


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Breathing Room

Contract language may not give you much leeway There are two equally important concepts in contract law that every contractor needs to know: What does the law mean and how is it applied?  


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New Orleans Extends Controversial Emergency Ordinance

NEW ORLEAN'S controversial emergency ordinance allowing owners of residential properties to waive city electrical inspections expired July 31, but three days later the city council voted to extend the measure until Dec. 31, 2006.


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Increasing Market Share

Tactics for improving market share and profits Last month’s article, “Shifting Markets,” introduced today’s market reality in the electrical construction industry.


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Transmission Congestion Threatens to Clog Power Grid

Inadequate investment in the power grid transmission network remains the Achilles’ heel of the nation’s electric system, according to an engineer who specializes in utility policy at the University of Illinois (UI).


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Estimating the NECA Show

New labor-saving products are out there In just a few short weeks, the NECA Show, hosted by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), will be underway in Boston. Are you attending? Will your estimators be attending?


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The More You Know

Looking into the origin of disturbances In last month’s issue, we reviewed three types of power quality disturbances that could result in blinking lights.


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