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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. 

Debate continues this morning over a Senate tax reform proposal, and a final vote is soon to follow. The Senate version of the tax plan is much friendlier to renewables and electric vehicles than its House counterpart.

According to new information from the annual State of the Industry survey conducted by Klein Tools, Lincolnshire, Ill., electricians continue to be in high demand, and most in the industry are not concerned that the rise of new technologies will significantly impact job security.

Roughly 11,000 people are without power today as a result of extreme winds and multiple wildfires burning throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California.

During a snowstorm last week, the Minnesota State Patrol responded to over 1,200 crashes and spinouts around the state. Fifty people were injured, and one woman was killed.

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Did you see the Great American Solar eclipse of 2017? So cool! At the electrical Contractor office just north of Washington, D.C., we wore our NASA-approved eclipse safety glasses to watch the moon block out about 80 percent of the sun.


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


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As the nation's electricity generation and transmission infrastructure undergoes profound changes, the federal government is taking steps to ensure that the system remains reliable, resilient and affordable for many years to come.


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In Memoriam: Douglas Pileggi

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Bayview Bridge - Courtesy of Falls Communication
LED Leads the Way in Bridge Lighting

From Quincy, Illinois, the Bayview Bridge carries westbound U.S. Highway 24 traffic over the Mississippi River, connecting to West Quincy, Missouri. The 4,507-foot bridge runs parallel to the Quincy Soldier's Memorial Bridge, which takes eastbound U.S. 24 traffic over the river into Quincy.


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NECA 2017 Seattle Show Preview

The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in electrical construction. Each year, more than 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees come together in a different city to network, learn, and grow as individuals and businesses.


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Supply Of Renewables May Exceed Demand In Massachusetts


Renewable power still requires government support to challenge fossil fuels. Policies can help lower prices, increase supply and generate more demand.


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