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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. 

California has always prided itself on being bigger, better and brighter. Nowhere is this more evident than in the race to break ground in the field of renewable-energy technologies.


The vacuum excavator is a portable, dual-purpose machine. It is a “soft” excavator that can dig precisely controlled holes using either highly pressurized air or water, and it is a powerful mobile vacuum system for most types of job-site cleanup.

While solar power’s popularity as a form of distributed generation has skyrocketed in recent years, financing for these projects remains a challenge for many property owners.


Sometimes an apparently general specification calls for a type of device or piece of equipment, and it turns out that only one manufacturer makes it.

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The company I worked at while being trained as an electrical estimator already had an estimating system: a mainframe computer system called Estimatic. We had to convert each takeoff item and assembly into a 10-digit code. We entered the codes and quantities into a teletype machine.

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Stay Cool: Benefits of Ventilation Fans
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“Today we are building better houses than we ever built before, and part of that component is that we air-seal the houses. It’s the best thing you can do for an occupant, energy-wise, because the cost of heating is reduced considerably, and a house is easier to cool.

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Counterfeit Electrical Products On The Rise

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As technology and electrical devices play an 
expanding role in our daily lives, the chance for abuse of that 
relationship also increases.


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Paganini Communications Inc. Leads In Industry Change
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Paganini Electric Corp., 
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Lean Construction, BIM At NECA Show 2014

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Design/build, lean construction and building information modeling are more widely practiced in the industry these days. To help electrical contractors stay in front of this curve, the NECA Show will feature exhibitors and educational programs that focus on these processes. 


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