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Ergonomics Elevates Electricians’ Efficiency and Safety

December 3, 2010
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Ergonomics Elevates Electricians’ Efficiency and Safety

Electricians often perform repetitive motions, twist their bodies in awkward positions, and handle heavy materials. To protect their field workforce from strains, sprains, and career-inhibiting injuries, many of today’s top electrical construction firms are focusing on ergonomics. By investing in ergonomic tools and properly training their electricians on safe work methods, contractors are maximizing...
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WESCO Helps Contractors Pursue New Opportunities

October 25, 2010
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According to Bill Elms, manager of the WESCO Las Vegas Branch, electrical contracting firms are reinventing themselves to stay afloat in today’s tight construction market. Two years ago, he was aware of only one local electrical contracting firm that was involved in the solar market, and now, the majority of contractors are dabbling in...
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Shedding New Light On Material Delivery

October 4, 2010
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Problem: Barth Electric, an electrical contracting firm founded in 1945, won a contract to retrofit all of the light fixtures within a five-story office building in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the eight-month project, the electricians had to remove the T-12 magnetic ballasts and update them with T-8 electronic ballasts. Because the electricians were working at...
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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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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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