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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. 

The age of renewables is all about change, not only in the way we generate electricity but also the way we live and function. The acceptance of alternative-energy sources has affected how we view the environment, drive our cars and run our households.

Greenlee AutoBend 3D uses BendWorks software.

From the time wires were first placed in protective pipes, electricians have been bending conduit to take cable where it needs to go. Early hand benders allowed pipe to be effectively bent without walls collapsing.

In the race for greater energy efficiency, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are taking on a widening role. The conversion to LEDs is well underway in the home, where they are quickly displacing compact fluorescent lamps, which are a recent replacement for incandescent lamps.


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The Public PQ
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As Security Concerns Grow, Business Follows
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Pro-Tec Design and Premier Electrical demonstrate success in the field of security In 1966, a Chicago-based electrical contractor landed a job working on the main runway at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport.

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For Want of a Nail, The Shoe Was Lost
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Settlement agreements may be the nail that saves you Settlement agreements come in all forms, some of which are called by different names.

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The Sleeping Giant
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In our 2004 Survey of the Electrical Contractor, published in last month’s issue, we found on average 46 percent of our respondents’ revenue came from design-build projects.

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Required: Revised Thinking
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It’s important to change with the times Project specifications have evolved over the years, but nothing has equaled the proposed revisions to the specifications section that have developed recently.

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In a Rush
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Inrush and the laws of physics Trying to explain power quality phenomena and even electrical concepts in general often results in attempts to translate them into a different domain, such as the mechanical world.

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