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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. 

Few one-trick ponies exist in the digital age. As cell phones have become portable computers, other devices also have taken on multiple functions.

This article is the fifth in a series of six tactics in which the electrical contractor can maximize purchasing power and profitability though procurement. Click here for part five.

Something I’ve thought a lot about since I became president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the value of membership in our association. I want to know more about our members’ perception of the value they want and receive from NECA.

In early 2015, the IBEW/NECA Technical Institute in Alsip, Ill., started building a 250-acre on-site facility, the Renewable Energy Training Field (RETF).

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What is RFID?

Prepare to deal with this emerging technology Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is finding wide application in a variety of industries. Electrical contracting firms need to be aware of this new technology and how its customers can use it.

Secure on All Fronts

Hospitals must employ a variety of security measures Odds are that the recent upsurge in spending in the healthcare field will be a long-term condition that could provide a cure for the electrical contractor whose checking account definitely needs a “vitamin boost.” Hospital administrators and secu

Keeping Integris Hospitals Secure and Healthy

When checking into a hospital, foremost in any patient’s mind is his or her own personal health and well-being. Placing trust in the hands of medical professionals, we hope for successful treatments and speedy recovery.

Are We There Yet?

What’s the status of women in electrical contracting?

The Maximum Security Market

The corrections industry offers plenty of work for contractors As the population of prison inmates continues to grow, there is a corresponding challenge to design correctional facilities that can be built both quickly and on budget.

PQ's (Second) Most Wanted

Continuing to look at power quality’s biggest enemies As a continuation of last month’s article, here are a couple of additional “pictures” of the most popular PQ criminals for the office wall to help quickly identify what the squiggly lines mean and to find the source of problems.

Collins Electrical Construction Performs a Miracle on Ice

Powering up a Winter Festival Last November, about the time most of us living above the Mason-Dixon line began a months-long huddle around the fireplace with the arrival of 30-degree temperatures, things were heating up in Saint Paul, Minn.