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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. 

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.

In the race for greater energy efficiency, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are taking on a widening role. The conversion to LEDs is well underway in the home, where they are quickly displacing compact fluorescent lamps, which are a recent replacement for incandescent lamps.


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