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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. 

A Southern California city known for its annual grand prix and its offshore oil derricks is now looking at an energy-storage project that will neither start cars nor run on fossil fuel.


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It's an irony of moder construction that, to deliver power to a job site, an electrical contractor must first establish temporary power.

Play Place for Autistic Children, a 25,000–square foot facility in Sterling Heights, Mich., offers autistic kids and their families a safe, supportive environment to play, learn and socialize.

Siemens has opened submissions for its fourth annual Engineering Innovation Award for Fire and Life Safety design.

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Southwire Tools' SIMpull non-conductive fish tape
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Ideas That Work: Trucks, Cable and Templates

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Rise in Construction Employment in the Last Year Though Growth is Slowing

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St. Louis Training Center Opens Book on Drone Certification

As drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), continue to see increased use in commercial applications, more industries—including electrical construction—are looking to see what all the fuss is about. Now, it’s becoming easier to get in on the action.


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