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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 other day, I saw an online discussion about using the labor units that come with computer estimating systems. The question was whether you should use the labor units as is. The simple answer is “maybe.” The complex answer is also “maybe.”


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In case you missed it, a small mammal, now known to be a beech marten, chewed through some electrical wiring at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), causing the world’s largest particle accelerator to shut down operations.

As I’ve traveled around the country, I have met countless electrical contractors who perform all kinds of specialized construction work related to the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Lakeview Amphitheater on the shore of Onondaga Lake seats 5,000 attendees in the pavilion and 12,500 on the lawn.

On Sept. 3, 2015, only days after construction was completed, a sold-out crowd of 17,500 people at the Lakeview Amphitheater on Onondaga Lake cheered as country music star Miranda Lambert took the stage.

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