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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. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

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Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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Top Distributors Endorse Industry Data Warehouse Pricing
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The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) released an open letter to the electrical industry urging all electrical manufacturers to begin providing and maintaining accurate and timely pricing data through the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).

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Government Advisory Board Encourages Deregulation
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Experiences in California and Texas notwithstanding, some members of the energy community are holding fast to their belief in a competitive, deregulated energy market. The Energy Advisory Board (EAB), appointed last year by U.S.

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Terabit, Terabit - Where Have You Been Hiding?
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Tera-what? The title of this article alone may have you reeling through your memory because you just know you remember that term from somewhere. But where? This is not an uncommon response, since the Terabit phenomenon seems to have slipped to the back burner for a while.

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Underground Construction
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Utility providers routinely bury electrical and communications cable and the conduit in which cable is placed for protection. And for years, trenching and vibratory plowing were the primary methods contractors used for underground construction.

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The Test of Reasonableness
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* For referenced figures, please refer to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. If the data recorded appears to violate the laws of physics, apply the test of reasonableness to the data before attempting to fix something that isn't real.

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Negotiating Employee Compensation
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It's no secret that there's a work force shortage. If your key employees are demanding better compensation and benefits, you're probably frustrated. You know it's a seller's market and you can't afford to lose good people.

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Selling in Today's Markets
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For more than 30 years I have managed, taught and developed the skills of many successful sales professionals. Markets, competition, products and customers' demands have changed over the years, but the relationship between the buyer and the seller has always been the most important aspect of sales.

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