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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. 

Like so many innovations of the digital age, electric vehicles (EVs) promise to transform the way we do seemingly mundane things, such as driving a car.


Solar-power researchers are always trying to squeeze more power out of their devices. After all, more power from solar cells effectively lowers the overall cost, and a more cost-effective cell will make solar photovoltaics more competitive with other forms of electrical generation.


An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is typically used to protect electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, business disruption or data loss.

The evolution of lighting technology is touching every aspect of society. Smart technology and alternative sources of energy are similarly expanding their reach, leading to a range of innovations even in street lighting.


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Examining Today's Industrial Market
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For most of the 1990s, electrical contractors’ sales in the industrial market held steady at 21 percent of total sales, according to Electrical Contractor magazine’s 2001 Guide to the Electrical Contracting Market. Between 1997 and 1999, industrial project sales increased to 26 percent.

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Maintaining Induction Motors
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Industrial and manufacturing facilities rely on motors to drive their processes. They are included in preventive maintenance programs because of investments, their critical importance to operations, and the cost of production downtime.

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Documentation Blocks Legal Attacks
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Taking literary license from real estate, to a contractor, the most critical issues are documentation, documentation, and yet more documentation. While there is a practical limit, efficient means of recording information are readily available and increasing daily.

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Orderly Documentation Supports Cost Recovery for Changes
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Continuing with the effect of changes on a project, unforeseen labor difficulties may be an item whose extended costs can be recovered, albeit with more difficulties. Obviously, any problems that may lead to a change must omit those created by the contractor’s own forces.

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Safety Documentation - What Needs to Be in Writing?
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In safety, one of the most frustrating experiences is to receive a citation for a paperwork violation.

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Product Focus
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Junction Box Connector

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New Products
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Flashlights

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