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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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