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The Estimator vs. The Project Manager

The Estimator vs. The Project Manager

by Don Kiper The connection between estimating and project management is inseparable.  The project manager would be out of a job without the estimator.  Both a quality estimator and quality project manager are necessary for the company to make a profit.  Hopefully, that is the goal. Blame and accolades are also part of electrical contracting.  […]

November 12, 2018
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The Biggest Threats To a Small Electrical Distributor (and how to overcome them)

The Biggest Threats To a Small Electrical Distributor (and how to overcome them)

Small electrical distributors are facing big changes in the marketplace. With more customers purchasing from alternative channels such as home centers, online distributors, catalog houses, and direct sales (from manufacturers,) some distributors are struggling to acquire new buyers and retain existing customers. Many of these alternatives offer competitive pricing. They also make it easy for […]

October 12, 2018
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A Simple Path to Smart Lighting

A Simple Path to Smart Lighting

  by Brian Vedder, Signify There’s a bright future for connected lighting. In 2017, the global market for smart lighting and connected controls was valued at $8 billion and is expected to double by 2021.[1] Ultimately, that means a tremendous upside for ECs to deliver value in new ways by helping their customers navigate the […]

September 19, 2018
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Industrial LED Lighting Eliminates Toxic Exposure Risk

Industrial LED Lighting Eliminates Toxic Exposure Risk

 by: Luis Ramirez, Chief Operations Officer at Dialight Did you know that a single conventional high-pressure sodium (HPS) light bulb contains enough toxic mercury to poison an entire classroom of children?[1] Or, that HPS lamps emit high levels of harmful UV radiation?[2] With millions of these bulbs installed in hundreds of thousands of industrial facilities […]

July 25, 2018
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Reduce pest damage to electrical controls with increased knowledge of pest behavior and enclosure options.

Reduce pest damage to electrical controls with increased knowledge of pest behavior and enclosure options.

Written By: Roger Schroder Business Development Manager Robroy Enclosures Most electrical workers with some experience know that pests can quickly infiltrate and destroy electrical components inside control enclosures. Pests such as rats, snakes, and small insects will take over a control-housing unit because it provides them with protection from the weather and predators. Damage from […]

June 6, 2018
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Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

Interstate Electrical Services Offers Tips on Disaster Prep for Businesses

   Routine Maintenance Can Make the Difference Between System Success and Failure   NORTH BILLERICA, MA – Interstate Electrical Services recommended that commercial building owners and tenants verify their building’s emergency hallway lights and other life-safety systems are fully operational and have been routinely maintained. In the event of a power outage, emergency lighting for […]

October 16, 2017
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Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

Voltclaw Challenges Electricians to Share the Worst, Most Dangerous Installments They’ve Ever Worked On

  TORRANCE, CA — Electricians are regularly called in to straighten out the mistakes of well-meaning but clueless amateurs who don’t know the difference between an electrical code and a dress code. Now, Nonconductive Tool Company, the maker of Voltclaw® tools, is sponsoring the new “What Were They Thinking?” photo contest that pokes fun at amateurs […]

October 6, 2017
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