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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. 

The holiday giving season is here, and the news stories about pay-to-play corruption and uncertainty surrounding how tax law changes will affect business deductions have made the process an ethical slippery slope.
 Gift or bribe?


Despite bipartisan requests from members of Congress and 19 state attorneys general to delay, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its vote on December 14 to repeal its net neutrality rules, and as expected, it passed with a vote of 3–2.

Training session at Flir's Infrared Training Center

Advances in thermal imagers are affecting the way electricians monitor the operation of electrical systems.

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.

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NECA 2017 Seattle Wrapup

The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in the electrical construction industry. Each year, thousands of contractors and hundreds of exhibitors descend on a choice city, and this year, it was in Seattle.


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More Power To You

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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Ideas That Work: Getting Precise and Using Foil

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


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DOE Publishes Study on Grid Reliability

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

Douglas J. Pileggi, vice president of sales at Leviton Manufacturing in New York, passed away on Sept. 7 in Winfield, Ill., at the age of 67.


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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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