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Selling a Lighting Project

Selling a Lighting Project

When you’re selling a new lighting installation or a lighting upgrade, what are you really selling? Many contractors think they are selling “lighting” but that thinking is a mistake. You may sell more light, whiter light, or more efficient light but miss what the customer actually needs. What you’re selling is a system that meets […]

Making Motor Maintenance and Replacement Easier

Making Motor Maintenance and Replacement Easier

Sometimes, it’s hard to see around a given motor. One solution is to use portable lights or just a flashlight. A better solution is to install fixed lighting, if practical for that location. Make sure you light up the motor nameplate, the weatherhead, the motor mounting area (to make it easier to read a torque […]

Who Organizes Your Gangboxes?

Who Organizes Your Gangboxes?

In many electrical contracting firms, the project manager gives a job overview to the crew and says, “Be there at six tomorrow morning.” They have a good idea of what tools, supplies, and equipment will be needed, so one of them packs up a gangbox accordingly. They don’t have to worry about the raceway, wire, […]

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 2

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 2

You’re working in the heat, when your left calf painfully cramps up. After some time, the episode passes. You forget about it until the next day, when it happens again. Only this time, both of your calves cramp up. You know to stay hydrated, and you’ve been drinking plenty of water. What’s going on? It […]

Don’t Hamper Craft Capability

Don’t Hamper Craft Capability

Craft capability is important, but sole reliance on it has a big efficiency cost. Don’t hamper craft capability with any of the following: Outdated methods. What are your five most commonly performed tasks? When is the last time you reviewed the procedures for doing them? Do you even have procedures? What about training on task […]