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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. 

Ideal insulated tools in pouch

Safety practices dictate that power lines and equipment must be de-energized before electricians can work on them. Only qualified people are permitted to work on live circuits under special circumstances, and they must use proper safety protection and equipment, which includes insulated tools.


Technology is all about opportunity and innovation convergence. In a poor, rural, Southern California school district, officials saw an opportunity to meet a critical need for internet access and came up with an innovative solution, using one of its most plentiful resources.


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Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

On May 6, six energy companies launched Grid Assurance, an independent company with the purpose of providing spares for critical electric transmission equipment.

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To Thieves, It's as Good as Gold

According to the Los Angeles Times, methamphetamine addiction and rapid growth in China are two of the main reasons behind a recent upsurge in copper thefts nationwide.


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Fire Prevention

Only you can prevent ‘PQ fires’: The primary function of a fire department is to prevent and extinguish fires in its district, so if you don’t have any fires, why do you need a fire department? Because with flammable fuels, electricity and people in the mix, fires are inevitable.


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To Thieves, It's as Good as Gold

According to the Los Angeles Times, methamphetamine addiction and rapid growth in China are two of the main reasons behind a recent upsurge in copper thefts nationwide.


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If the IRS Were an Animal ...

Spending tax season at the zoo: Remember the party game where you asked, “If you could be any animal, which one would you be?” In honor of the spring tax season, here are a few glimpses of the Internal Revenue Service, morphing into the roles of different animals.


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Successful Succession Planning

More than a third of Americans will be disabled for more than three months at some time in their working lives; most electrical contracting businesses are heavily dependent on top management. Could your business survive your absence for days, weeks, months or permanently?


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Technology Plans for K-12 and Up

Blueprints for security and much more: E-Rate, the Universal Service Fund-sponsored program (also based on the school lunch program), provides much-needed support for cash-strapped schools, school districts and libraries in the form of providing cash-back discounts for eligible technology purchases.


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