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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. 

In 1935, Boeing Corp. would have never predicted it was about to make one of its greatest contributions not only to the aviation industry but to every other line of work as well.

According to a report by MarketsandMarkets research firm, the wireless-power-transmission market will reach $17.04 billion by 2020, growing at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 60.49 percent from 2014 to 2020.


American workers are growing more confident about having enough money to fund a comfortable retirement, according to the latest Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), the American Savings Education Council (ASEC), and Mathew Greenwald & As

Renewable power is all about innovation. One new breakthrough begets another, and the cycle persists as we continue to do more with less.
 The growth of solar power is no exception, as the technology of photovoltaics (PV) benefits from innovations in cell materials and other component parts.


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Interactive Quote Program Tracks Whole-Project Orders
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Does this sound familiar? You’ve won the bid to provide light fixtures or switching gear on a major project. Components have been arriving at the job site in anticipation of a specific start date. Your crew is assembled and ready to hit the ground running.

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Migrating to Fiber
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It seems as if it was only a decade or so ago when “migration” refered only to birds (or perhaps retired people) heading south for the winter. Now, the term “migration” has taken on a whole new meaning.

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Article 210 - Branch Circuits
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Please refer to Electrical Contractor magazine for illsutrations. Required Outlets Provisions stipulating the placement of receptacle outlets are covered in 210.52 through 210.63.

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What Are You Releasing?
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It is common practice in construction for an owner to require lien releases when payments are made. This way, the owner hopes to obtain assurances that the general contractor has paid its subcontractors and suppliers.

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Electronic Pricing Links Contractors to Distributors
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This is the last piece in a series on companies marketing e-commerce services to electrical contractors. We’ve been able to limit this coverage to four columns because so few companies now seek to provide these solutions.

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Applying the IS0 9000 Quality Management Principles
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This article focuses on the principles on which an electrical contracting firm’s quality management system (QMS) should be based. QMSs are the focus of the 2000 edition of the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 series of quality standards.

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Employee Input is Critical to Quality Assurance Programs
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An effective quality assurance (QA) program can be a valuable asset to the electrical contracting firm. Not only can a formal QA program improve construction quality and reduce rework, but it can also improve customer satisfaction and serve as a valuable marketing tool.

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