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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. 

Jason Glover of Thompson Electric explains how the controls work for a city water system.

How early is too early to get youth interested in a career in electrical contracting? According to management at Thompson Electric Co. (Sioux City, Iowa), fifth grade may not be too early.

Flir C2 pocket-size thermal camera

Most tradespeople love gadgets. This is a report about interesting tools and devices not necessarily categorized for electrical work, but which electricians may find useful. 


The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest health crises facing the United States, and it has shown no sign of slowing down.

Last week, Dodge Data & Analytics released its "2018 Dodge Construction Outlook" report, predicting total U.S. construction starts will climb 3 percent in 2018 to $765 billion.

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Demand-Side Management

Here's a scenario you may find familiar: Oil and gas prices rise as concerns about supplies worsen. Electricity rates begin a climb that seems unlikely to reverse itself.


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Watch the Pennies

The holidays are over, and you are facing a new calendar and a tough economy. When money is tight and the market is down, it’s time to look for waste. When you start a business, you are conscious of every purchase and monitor cash flow.


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Time Flies

Where does all my time go? I’m working as hard as I can, and I still cannot keep up. There simply isn’t enough time for everything.


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PG&E Gets Smart

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) of California, which delivers energy to 15 million people in northern and central California, has announced plans to deploy as many as 3.3 million GE smart meters.


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Arrogance, Ignorance, Greed - Oh, My!

Even with a new administration coming to Washington, D.C., next month, electrical contractors will struggle to accept the recent bailout and its effect on the economy. What can we learn from the factors that created the debacle? Arrogance


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The Supervisor's Environment

Last month, we began a discussion of project delivery systems (PDS) with the objective of learning how the nature of the PDS affects the responsibilities of the electrical supervisor.


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Watch What You Sign

My law firm recently defended a title company and its settlement agent in a case involving allegations of predatory lending. It emphasized a few important points. First, written contracts matter. Second, they matter perhaps far more than individuals understand.


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