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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. 

Debate continues this morning over a Senate tax reform proposal, and a final vote is soon to follow. The Senate version of the tax plan is much friendlier to renewables and electric vehicles than its House counterpart.

According to new information from the annual State of the Industry survey conducted by Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., electricians continue to be in high demand, and most in the industry are not concerned that the rise of new technologies will significantly impact job security.

Roughly 11,000 people are without power today as a result of extreme winds and multiple wildfires burning throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California.

For each project, electrical contractors must ensure the right equipment is on-site, that it’s affordable and, most important, safe and reliable. But what to do when dealing with installed equipment or with tools and equipment that they don’t own? How do they know it’s safe and hasn’t been damaged?

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The Use of Voice Over Internet Protocol Grows

While most of the great, revolutionary benefits of the Internet have long since been recognized, there has been one holdout. Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) has never quite achieved a breakthrough into widespread adoption.


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Friendly Transmission

“Tres Amigas” means “three friends” in Spanish, and developers of a major transmission hub bearing that amicable moniker hope their efforts to join North America’s three largest transmission interconnections proceed in an equally friendly fashion.


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Report: Obama Administration Authorized to Step in to Help Transform Building Stock

The Obama Administration is authorized to play a more active and supportive role in encouraging and progressing the energy efficiency and sustainability of America’s multifamily and commercial building stock, according to a report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


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Ask Your Accountant

Last month, we explored some potential tax law changes that might affect your business. Let’s review a few more as well as some revenue-raising proposals.


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Department of Commerce Announces ARRA Investments in Broadband

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary locke announced nine American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investments to help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve education and healthcare across the country.


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Obama Administration Invests in Smart Grid Worker Training

The Obama Administration has pinned much of its economic recovery efforts on an infusion of dollars into a massive campaign to upgrade and overhaul the nation’s energy generation and delivery systems.


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Wireless Power Technology Showcased at Chicago Museum

Nicola Tesla proposed the theory of wireless power transmission in the late 1800s and, in the early 1900s, he wirelessly powered lighting fixtures at his lab.


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