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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. 

Student veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional or physical disabilities now have a haven at the Chez Family Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.

Greenlee’s portable work bench

Owners and managers of electrical contracting companies are always alert to tools and equipment that will enhance workforce productivity. Portable work stations provide a convenient, easy-to-move work surface and storage solution.

By most accounts, the housing market in the United States is on the mend. Prices and sales have rebounded from the “Great Recession” that started in 2008. Ordinarily, this would be considered an upward trend, one that sends all kinds of positive reverberations throughout the economy.

On Monday, nominations opened for the 2017 Klein Tools Electrician of the Year Award, an annual contest to find the best electricians in the United States. Electricians may nominate either themselves or another electrician they feel is deserving of the honor.

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Turning Down the Heat

Businesses, especially in the financial community, are increasingly reliant on information. This has sent the demand to process and store digital information skyrocketing, turning the heat up on data centers’ computer resources.


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India, Sri Lanka Go Deep for Power Transmission Project

India and Sri Lanka firmed up plans to lay a 285-km undersea power transmission line between the two nations at an estimated cost of $450 million. The project started in November 2008.


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Recently, a knowledgeable colleague said we really don’t need precisely aligned, continuously sampled and calculated harmonics to get an accurate picture of what the average harmonics are.


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An Everyday Event

Though May is officially National Electrical Safety Month, the statistics for electrocution of electricians indicate that we should make it an everyday event. People have been “playing” with electricity since the 6th century B.C.


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Breaking up Is Hard to Do

You probably spend 80 percent of your resources serving 20 percent of your customers. Sometimes, breaking up with your most difficult clients is the best way to improve employee morale and your bottom line.


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Generating Plant Woes

We've all been feeling the pain of inflation these days, with the cost of energy boosting everything from airfares to groceries. But if you think you’ve got it bad, take a moment to ponder the case of today’s electric utilities.


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Exploring Uncharted Waters

The movement for green building is charging ahead so fast the law surrounding this type of construction has not been able to keep up and remains largely uncharted territory. It is difficult to predict which standard will rule and how the court will interpret that standard.


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