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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. 

It’s hard to predict precisely what electrical contractors will face in 2017, because many things will influence the landscape where they work. However, there’s every reason to believe that new and emerging technology in a changing digital world should bring opportunity and optimism.


A Southern California city known for its annual grand prix and its offshore oil derricks is now looking at an energy-storage project that will neither start cars nor run on fossil fuel.


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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

Play Place for Autistic Children, a 25,000–square foot facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., offers autistic kids and their families a safe, supportive environment to play, learn and socialize.

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With America’s most populous state leading the nation in the use of solar and other energy alternatives, the term “Sunny California” is even more appropriate.


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Is Your Estimating Trendy?

Questions every estimator should ask In every area of business, trends play a vital role in the analysis of what makes a business successful (or not) and predicting the possible future. As estimators, we play an important part in our company’s current state of business and its future.


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As energy demand continues to soar and supply levels remain static, manufacturers are developing innovative solutions to conserve energy.


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Just the Facts

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To Prevent an Emergency, Dial 811

Now it's even easier to be responsible. At a press conference on May 1, 2007, on the National Mall, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) joined with the Federal Communications Commission, the Associated General Contractors of America, John Deere, The Travelers Companies Inc.


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