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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. 

I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).


A friend recently asked me, “What’s so hard about bidding electrical work? You don’t even need a college degree to be an estimator.” I said he was oversimplifying things and told him it can be a complex, highly detailed process with many strategies and chess-like moves.

In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.


So, tell us, how the heck are you? Oh, wait, we already asked 
you that while conducting our recent Profile of the Electrical Contractor research study.

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TradePower Wins IBM Beacon Award
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TradePower announced today it has won one of 16 IBM Beacon Awards. TradePower was recognized in the category of “Best Data Management Solution” for it’s new TradeSource enterprise system, which utilizes WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database technology.

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TIA Publishes New Commercial Building Standard TIA/EIA-568-B.2-4
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, 'Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, Part 2: Balanced Twisted Pair Cabling Components, Addendum 4--Solderless Connection Reliability Requirements for Copper Connecting Hardware,' TIA/EIA-568-B.2-4.

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Comprehensive Consensus Codes Available in May 2003
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Model code developers committed to processes accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have combined their expertise and proven track records in public safety to complete the world's first fully integrated volume of consensus codes and standards, the C3 set.

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Cooper Lighting Names New President
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HOUSTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/––Cooper Industries, Ltd. announced that it has appointed David J. Feldman as president of its Cooper Lighting division effective December 16, 2002.

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Financial Services Institutions Approaching WLANS With Caution
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By Rick Laezman While wireless local area networks (WLANS) have grown in popularity among home users, their adoption by corporate enterprise is proceeding at a slower pace.

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Need for Reliable Network Security Drives Growth of Power Quality Equipment
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SAN JOSE, Calif.† December 10, 2002† The compelling need to protect modern communication networks in data centers, base stations, and colocation sites from power disturbances is driving the demand for power quality (PQ) equipment and services in North America.

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NY Schoolchildren Receive Lesson in Solar
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By Rick Laezman Schoolchildren in New York State are learning about the benefits of solar power in their own school buildings. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERD) has launched a program to install new solar systems in 50 schools statewide.

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