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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 debut of New York State’s ambitious regulatory initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), has generated quite a bit of interest.

Playing with the big boys


My first exposure to material pricing was in the mid-1970s when I was promoted to pricing clerk/assistant-purchasing agent at a wholesale house. My new desk was dominated by a 4-foot wide, metal-framed collection of pages called the Biddle Book, which was furnished by Trade Service Publications.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.


Choosing a trustworthy financial adviser can be confusing and stressful. In last month’s column, we learned that researchers have not been able to find a link between financial literacy education and improved consumer decision-making.

More on Your Business

 
The More You Know

Looking into the origin of disturbances In last month’s issue, we reviewed three types of power quality disturbances that could result in blinking lights.


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Get into Position

Electrical contracting businesses garner maintenance contracts in a variety of ways. Some companies snag them as referrals through existing work. Others are the result of a service call to a customer who has had a system failure due to poor maintenance.


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Ideal Donates Tool Kits to IBEW for Training

IDEAL INDUSTRIES has donated tool kits to the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) for use at the National Training Institute (NTI), sponsored by the IBEW and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


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Online Solar Energy Class Announced

Solar Energy International (SEI), solar energy training and education provider since 1991, regularly offers workshops in photovoltaic design and installation, solar home design and natural house building.


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Welcome to the new ECmag.com!

Over the past year, we’ve thought quite a bit about the content that should be included on a redesigned site, what we need to grow and how to make it more reader-friendly and visually pleasing.


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Freedom Rings in Boston

Exploring the host city of the 2006 NECA Show FENWAY PARK, BEACON HILL, THE NORTH END—few cities are as diverse as Boston, host of the 2006 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Show.


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Chain of Succession

Family fairness—who should get what?  


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