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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. 

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Project Design Woes
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Once upon a time, as fairy tales go, designing engineers produced workable electrical plans with very few errors. Of course that was when the average electrical project amounted to a mere 5 percent of a project’s overall costs.

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Maintenance Adds Value to Sales
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System maintenance can be about anything you want it to be. It could be in reference to communications (data or voice networks), electrical, mechanical, security or anything your heart or bottom line desires. You may think that such a statement is too sweeping and general, right? Wrong.

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The Lie of the Land
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It’s a lie! It’s a fraud! These are fighting words, but they are too often spoken. In construction-contracting litigation, allegations of fraud, deceit and misrepresentation are also too often raised. Generally, the law does not micromanage business dealings.

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Category 6 and Beyond - Copper Cable Continues To Meet Demand
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Copper cabling has provided a reliable, flexible and economical communications medium for decades.

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To Grow Or Not To Grow?
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Growing the volume of your business is natural, it’s expected and it’s rewarded. The problem is, it takes planning, cash and expertise to keep revenue growth from killing an otherwise successful electrical contracting business.

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GE Supply Logistics Opens New Headquarters
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GE Supply Logistics, LLC, an operating unit of GE Supply, the electrical products distribution business of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), has opened its new headquarters, sales and distribution center in Irving, Texas.

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Underground Wiring To A Post Lighting, GFCIs in Commercial Kitchens and More
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CODE CITATIONS Article 110 Requirement for Electrical Installations Article 215 Feeders Article 220 Branch-Circuits, Feeders, and Service Calculations Article 230 Services Article 240 Overcurrent Protection Article 250 Grounding Article 300 Wiring Methods Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Ar

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