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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. 

Delucchi carried this coffee mug during his tour as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq.

Bill Delucchi was a brand-new apprentice when he first dreamed of starting his own company. In the traditional wisdom of that classic expression, “find a need and fill it,” he saw a need and knew how to fill it.

While electrical contractors demonstrate proficiency in completing electrical projects, the process of prospecting for leads, securing contract opportunities and promoting their skills to targeted audiences are necessary components of a thriving business.

Ideal blue-steel fish tape

Fish tapes are essential basic tools that are easy to take for granted, but imagine pulling cable through on a large commercial job without them.

The leaves are turning here in Bethesda, Md. Fall is a cliched metaphor for change, and it’s the part of the annual cycle that cynics abhor for pumpkin-spiced everything.

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GridWeek Electrifies the Nation's Capital

In April 23-26, 2007, the inaugural GridWeek event took place in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. The purpose was to raise awareness and generate support for advancing and modernizing the grid and bring attention to an impending problem.

Utility's Rapid Response to Storm Restores Customers Quickly

In the same storm system that produced an F5 tornado that devastated Greensburg, Kan., on May 4, 2007, a severe thunderstorm disabled the Oncor Electric Delivery service area through the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.

OSHA to Say 'Pay for Employee PPE'?

In response to a lawsuit filed in January 2007 by the AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a final rule on employer payment for employees’ personal protective equipment (PPE) in November.

Safe and Sound

Cover the costs of job site safety

McCormick Educates Users at Annual Conference

McCormick Systems' annual user's conference generally informs attendees of its basic software package's "extras." As with Microsoft's Word, it's estimated most users only take advantage of 10 to 20 percent of the program's capabilities.