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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. 

Four companies have jointly proposed a first-of-its-kind, $8-billion green-energy initiative that would bring huge amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023.


At a recent gathering of fire alarm industry friends, we found ourselves lamenting that, even though we felt confident that NFPA 72 2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, provided very good guidance for designers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), we still find new instal

A new report by Allied Market Research, “Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market,” estimates this market will reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a robust compound annual growth rate of 13.5 percent from 2014–2020. The Asia-Pacific region dominates the LED technology market because it houses a

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On Oct. 18, more than 200 line technician teams competed for “best in world” titles at the International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan.


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