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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. 

Bosch Bulldog Xtreme rotary hammer with dust control

A rotary hammer is the tool of choice for most electricians who must make holes in concrete, block and brick. Small rotary hammers are used primarily for drilling holes to install anchors for hanging Unistruts for electrical conduit.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 
new “Annual Energy Outlook 2014” predicts that below-average annual increases in U.S. electric generating capacity will occur through 2040; most new capacity will be natural gas-fired facilities.


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On a regular basis, Contractors ask me to review their contracts before they sign.

Beginning this month, we are taking a fresh look at Ideas That Work. This column has been part of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine for many years, and most submitted ideas have been time saving and practical.

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Need for Reliable Network Security Drives Growth of Power Quality Equipment
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SAN JOSE, Calif.† December 10, 2002† The compelling need to protect modern communication networks in data centers, base stations, and colocation sites from power disturbances is driving the demand for power quality (PQ) equipment and services in North America.

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NY Schoolchildren Receive Lesson in Solar
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By Rick Laezman Schoolchildren in New York State are learning about the benefits of solar power in their own school buildings. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERD) has launched a program to install new solar systems in 50 schools statewide.

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Eaton to Acquire Electrical Division of Delta PLC
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CLEVELAND––Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the electrical division of Delta plc for £130 million ($205 million).

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Terabit, Terabit - Where Have You Been Hiding?
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Tera-what? The title of this article alone may have you reeling through your memory because you just know you remember that term from somewhere. But where? This is not an uncommon response, since the Terabit phenomenon seems to have slipped to the back burner for a while.

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Underground Construction
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Utility providers routinely bury electrical and communications cable and the conduit in which cable is placed for protection. And for years, trenching and vibratory plowing were the primary methods contractors used for underground construction.

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The Test of Reasonableness
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* For referenced figures, please refer to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. If the data recorded appears to violate the laws of physics, apply the test of reasonableness to the data before attempting to fix something that isn't real.

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Negotiating Employee Compensation
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It's no secret that there's a work force shortage. If your key employees are demanding better compensation and benefits, you're probably frustrated. You know it's a seller's market and you can't afford to lose good people.

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