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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. 

Channellock’s 440 12-inch straight-jaw, tongue- and-groove pliers

Most hand tools used by electricians have evolved to improve function, ergonomics and durability. Over time, a simple tool can adjust to special applications. Consider how many types of pliers are available today.


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is foretelling a good year ahead for home remodeling. According to the organization’s 2017 projections, in the average zip code, remodelers will spend roughly $6,200 per home improvement project, up from $5,800 in NAHB’s 2016 projections.

As President of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), I am proud that our members work hard to make their voices heard around the country.

On June 1, after returning from his first international trip, President Trump officially announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris climate agreement. It's a decision that has rocked the political world, especially in terms of international relations.

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Ideas That Work: Temporary Power Solutions and Going Underground

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


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Mayor Bill de Blasio signs Introduction 247-A into law.
NY Law Increases Penalties for Unlicensed Electricians

According to the New York City Council website, on March 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted Introduction 247-A, a bill which amends the New York City administrative code to increase the civil and criminal penalties for performing electrical work without a license.


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Short-Lived 'Volks Rule' No Longer in Effect

On the mind of many employers over the past year or so has been what was informally known as the "Volks Rule," a regulatory response by OSHA to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia's ruling in the "Volks Constructors v.


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Each tooth on each Sawzall blade is carbon tipped individually.
Milwaukee Tool Fosters Culture and Community at Greenwood, Miss., Plant

On Tuesday, March 28, Milwaukee Tool held a media event and tour of the company’s Greenwood, Miss., plant, which manufactures reciprocating saw, hole saw and band saw blades.


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In New York, Energy Benchmarking Leads to Increased Efficiency

According to a 2016 survey conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), facility managers in New York City who benchmark the energy use of their buildings are also more likely to invest in energy-saving technologies.


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Eaton’s New NEC 500 Course Is the First of its Kind in U.S.

Eaton Corporation, a power management company based in Cleveland, is teaming with ATEC Training and Certification Services to offer a training course on the National Electrical Code (NEC) 500 standard. It will be offered only at the Eaton Experience Center in Houston.


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9 Ways to Retain and Reward Customers

In a time when competition and pricing pressure affect the electrical industry, it’s especially important to maintain and build your business by taking care of current customers.


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