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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. 

Since 1978, many politicians have won seats in Congress with a little help from NECA.

TenKsolar DUO System, Templeton, Mass.

Massachusetts is still recovering from a winter full of heavy snowstorms; however, thanks to a new major solar power project, sunlight will now never be far from the minds of the state’s residents.


The federal Miller Act has been around since the mid-1930s. You would think that, by now, all questions about its application would have been resolved by the courts. Unfortunately, hundreds of lawsuits remain that involve interpretations of the Miller Act.


As the electrical industry fully 
embraces the digital age, the needs of utilities and other large equipment users have been transformed. Their demands require a different form of testing to ensure new equipment can function in a highly sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.

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Showstoppers 2014
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Tons of excitement preceded the 2014 neca show in Chicago. For many exhibitors and attendees, the NECA Showstopper Awards were a big part of the buzz. A panel of industry experts judged the contest and selected 20 products as Showstopper Award winners from a group of 154 entrants.

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Arizona Study: Smart Meters
Pose No Hazard

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A year-long study by the Arizona Department of Health Services concludes that smart meters pose no hazard to the health of Arizona residents.


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Six Tactics to Maximize the Purchasing Function, Tactic 1
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This article is the first in a series that will examine six tactics the electrical contractor can use to maximize purchasing power and profitability though procurement. Click here for part 2.

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Electri International Publishes Smart Grid Report

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Electri International, a foundation that supports electrical industry research, released “Customer Side Smart Grid Installations—Preparing for the Future,” a report that examines how implementation of the smart-grid technology is changing the nature of the electrical distribution system in the Unite

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Bridgeport Fittings won for its Mighty-Rite split grounding bushing.
Photos From the 2014 Showstopper Awards
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Every year, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine sponsors the Showstopper Awards, recognizing the most innovative new products and services at the NECA Show. As part of the event, representatives from each of the winning companies snap photos with our publisher, John Maisel, and our editor, Andrea Klee.

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Most New Energy Capacity Comes From Wind In Recent Comparison

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As renewable energy strives 
to become more competitive with traditional sources, success is measured in a variety of ways. By one of these measures, wind power is coming on strong.

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Sistine Chapel Gets A Lighting Upgrade

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The Sistine Chapel has an interesting history with light. For hundreds of years, it was primarily illuminated by candles, but the smoke left a layer of soot on the artwork, which had to be restored. Preserving Michelangelo’s masterpiece has been of prime concern.

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