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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. 

Selecting the right dimmer and lamp combination can be challenging. The good news is progress is being made.

Do you read the comics? Julie and her son are particular fans of “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!” by Tim Rickard. It’s about the crew of the space station R.U. Sirius. A recent series featured engineer Cliff Clewless cheating on his digital assistants, each of which thought they were his only one.

An enlightening article in the February issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR touched on an important topic and perspective for the electrical construction industry: women in the workplace.

Every month, we pick the top Ideas That Work submitted by you, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers.

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Increasing Market Share

Tactics for improving market share and profits Last month’s article, “Shifting Markets,” introduced today’s market reality in the electrical construction industry.


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Transmission Congestion Threatens to Clog Power Grid

Inadequate investment in the power grid transmission network remains the Achilles’ heel of the nation’s electric system, according to an engineer who specializes in utility policy at the University of Illinois (UI).


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Estimating the NECA Show

New labor-saving products are out there In just a few short weeks, the NECA Show, hosted by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), will be underway in Boston. Are you attending? Will your estimators be attending?


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The More You Know

Looking into the origin of disturbances In last month’s issue, we reviewed three types of power quality disturbances that could result in blinking lights.


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Get into Position

Electrical contracting businesses garner maintenance contracts in a variety of ways. Some companies snag them as referrals through existing work. Others are the result of a service call to a customer who has had a system failure due to poor maintenance.


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Ideal Donates Tool Kits to IBEW for Training

IDEAL INDUSTRIES has donated tool kits to the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) for use at the National Training Institute (NTI), sponsored by the IBEW and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).


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Online Solar Energy Class Announced

Solar Energy International (SEI), solar energy training and education provider since 1991, regularly offers workshops in photovoltaic design and installation, solar home design and natural house building.


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