Archive for September, 2010

Installation. Detonation. Operation.

September 29, 2010
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Earlier this year, a large IOU in the Southwest U.S. was working on a transmission project that included stringing a portion of the line through federally protected lands. As a result, contractors working the job were unable to access these lands at the points where one reel needed to be spliced to the conductor...
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Construction Employment Numbers Rising

September 28, 2010
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Construction employment has expanded more during the past year than at any point since September 2008.  Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist says, “With construction employment on the mend in an increasing number of areas, it appears that the worst is finally over. The fact remains, however, that this industry has a long way...
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WESCO To Ring Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

September 27, 2010
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WESCO To Ring Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

WESCO will participate in The Opening Bell Ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. The Opening Bell Ceremony will celebrate WESCO Chairman Roy Haley’s 15 years of service as CEO and mark the one year anniversary of WESCO’s successful management succession process implemented last year.  To commemorate this occasion,...
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Expanding Into New Markets

September 20, 2010
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Expanding Into New Markets

Problem: Cable Electrical Services, a full-service Florida electrical contracting firm, has been specializing in the construction of large, upscale multifamily apartment and condominium projects since 1983. Due to the slowing economy, however, the Apopka, Florida-based company is exploring new markets. “We have gone out-of-state because the market in Florida has decreased due to the...
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Short on Storage

September 10, 2010
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Short on Storage

Problem: The Charlotte, NC office of Starr Electric Company contracted for a multiple phase, long-term project at Northeast Medical Center.  This regional electrical contracting firm, which is based in Greensboro, NC, has performed new construction and maintenance services for this medical campus for the last 18+ years. Starr’s familiarity with the campus and past...
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