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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. 

On April 30, 2015, Tesla Motors announced that it is releasing a new line of stationary rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for homes and commercial buildings.

“Sprig” is a nickname for the Pintail Duck, a breed that is particularly admired for its trim form, great agility, unending endurance and flying speed, which can reach up to 65 miles per hour.

The age of renewables is all about change, not only in the way we generate electricity but also the way we live and function. The acceptance of alternative-energy sources has affected how we view the environment, drive our cars and run our households.

Greenlee AutoBend 3D uses BendWorks software.

From the time wires were first placed in protective pipes, electricians have been bending conduit to take cable where it needs to go. Early hand benders allowed pipe to be effectively bent without walls collapsing.

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Using the Financial Performance Report
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The 2002 Financial Performance Report (FPR), compiled by NECA from financial data reported by electrical contractors for the 2001 year, is a valuable business tool.

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Checks and Balances
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If you’re involved with security systems (procurement, design or installation), this article looks at what market segments they may fall in and where you can go to learn more about the “standards” that apply to a product or its installation.

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Chicago Public School Rehab Earns an A+
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Sharlen Electric Company in Chicago didn’t balk at the scope of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) project; it set course for a superior integrated-systems installation.

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Recurring Legal Issues In Constructing Educational Facilities
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Building schools involves some unique parameters. The budget is often inflexible, the completion date and interim milestones are based on school semesters, and project management may be left to the architect, who has built-in conflicts regarding errors and omissions in the drawings.

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The ABCs of PQ
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As commercial, industrial and educational facilities become more dependent on information technology (IT) equipment for performing the day-to-day tasks, the quality of electrical supply that powers these growing loads becomes more of a factor.

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Securing New Jersey Schools with Grant Money
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On Oct. 31, 2002, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach by another 15-year-old at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, N.J. The next day, another student was attacked blocks from campus. The incidents caused a community outcry, prompting calls for heightened security.

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Securing the Education Market
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School systems, colleges and universities are investing heavily to ensure their facilities adequately protect students from an increasingly unstable outside world.

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