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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. 

Started in St. Louis in 1953, PayneCrest Electric Co. Inc. is broadly diversified in electrical and communications installation work, which the company now takes on throughout the United States.

The digital age has given us plenty of new lingo. From smartphones to the Internet of Things (IoT), the growth of technology has also created its own vocabulary. Now, it is time to add the term “smart state” to our digital dictionary.


Flire CM174 600A AC/DC imaging clamp meter with infrared guided measurement

Thermal imaging is a well-established method of detecting potential problems and issues in electrical systems.

Electrical contractors that perform a lot of hospital work, especially lighting projects, may have a whole new type of work to look forward to in the future.

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Renovation Revolution

Opportunities for renovation projects go beyond residential “fixer-up” work, offering electrical contractors a way to participate in a market that can provide increased growth.


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Frequently, power quality (PQ) phenomena that result in changes to the voltage waveforms aren’t noticeable without specialized instruments.


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PSI Keeps the Navy Yard Afloat

Two centuries after it was founded, electrical contractors are working to keep the Washington Navy Yard secure and functional while preserving the history that surrounds it. Construction and renovation have been part of the Washington Navy Yard for most of its history.


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Discovery Rules and King Pyrrhus

Civil litigation, whether involving personal injury or contracts, has one set of rules of “discovery.” Discovery means that the other side is permitted to find and (discover) all information you have concerning the disputes in the lawsuit.


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Utility Growth Opportunities

After nearly five years of political wrangling, Congress passed and President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) on Aug. 8, 2005.


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Distribution and Productivity

Electrical contractors depend on distributors, not only for access to products, but for service and expertise.


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Beyond the Dumpster

Last month, we reviewed the issue of identity theft and the impact of recent legislation regulating the protection of sensitive information.


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