Revamped electrical contractor training prioritizes technology

Construction Dive

The National Electrical Contractors Association integrated BIM and moved to electronic documentation in an overhaul of its apprenticeship training program

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Business Facilities Blog

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides comprehensive economic development services to 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. A resource for 25 local electric cooperatives, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides site selectors and business owners with site location assistance.

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut

Business Facilities Blog

Read: General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut at BusinessFacilities.com. The company will retain and grow its workforce to more than 13,000 jobs over the next 17 years, with help from up to $63 million in state incentives. .

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Business Facilities Blog

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides comprehensive economic development services to 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. A resource for 25 local electric cooperatives, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides site selectors and business owners with site location assistance.

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Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama

Business Facilities Blog

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant in Tuscaloosa County. Read: Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama at BusinessFacilities.com.

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Business Facilities Blog

California ranks highest overall in efforts to modernize its electric grid, while Illinois, Texas, Maryland and Oregon round out the top five, according to the fourth Grid Modernization Index (GMI-4). Read: California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization at BusinessFacilities.com.

Volvo Presents 2nd Electric Truck Model

Construction Equipment

Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with yet another electric truck.

Electrical Contractors Adopt Modern Software in Training Revamp

ENR Construction

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently revamped their apprenticeship training program to include modern project management software this is becoming ubiquitous on today's construction sites

Mitsubishi Electric Celebrates New Plant In Turkey

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Mitsubishi Electric Celebrates New Plant In Turkey at BusinessFacilities.com. Advanced Manufacturing Capital Investment Daily News Europe Featured Foreign Direct Investment International air conditioner production appliances corporate expansion Employment Invest in Turkey ISPAT Manisa Organized Industrial Zone Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Electric TurkeyThe $100 million plant in Turkey’s Manisa Organized Industrial Zone began production in December 2017 with more than 200 employees.

Volvo Unveils Electric Excavator

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled a fully electric compact excavator at its inaugural Innovation Summit in London, England, this week.

Caterpillar Developing Battery-Electric Loader

Construction Equipment

The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar is preparing to ship a “proof-of-concept” battery-electric R1300G LHD (load/haul/dump) unit to a Canadian mine for testing.

Electric Cars Cause CO2 Emissions?!?!

Collaborative Construction

Barak Obama told me Electric Cars ran on Unicorn Farts and were, therefore, a Zero Emission option. The electric car might be great in a couple of decades but as a way to tackle global warming now it does virtually nothing.

Collaborative Construction Blog: The Cost of Generating Electricity.

Collaborative Construction

The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer. The Institute for Energy Research study quoted and linked below provides a nice run down on comparative costs of generating electricity through different power plants. The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer.

Cat introduces its first electric drive loader

Digger Blog

Caterpillar has brought out a version of its 986K wheeled loader with an electric drive system. Caterpillar has brought out a version of its 986K wheeled loader with an electric drive system. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Danfoss Acquires Electric Drive Maker

Construction Equipment

Danfoss has acquired Visedo Oy, a provider of electric solutions for the off-highway and marine markets, in order to meet growing demand for electric solutions to reduce emissions and pollution and to increase productivity

Promoting Electric Vehicles as Environmental Policy or Corporate Welfare

Green Building Law Update

Maryland has been a leader in the promotion of plug-in electric vehicles. have created incentives for plug-in electric vehicles. Maryland residents may be eligible for a one time excise tax credit, up to $3,000.00, when they purchase or lease a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle through June 30, 2017. The debate over the legislation has called into question the environmental policy of advantaging plug-in electrics.

Tesla Unveils Its Electric 'Semi'

Construction Equipment

Thursday evening, Elon Musk streamed the unveiling of the new Tesla Semi, an all-electric big rig that can haul 80,000 pounds up to 500 miles without charging

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The Safety Blog

Protecting employees from electrical hazards is an absolute must, and ensuring electrical safety in the workplace is critical for accomplishing that. Working with machinery and power tools presents inherent electrical risks. Here are some basic electrical safety tips: 1.

DC Attorney General alleges electrical contractor misclassified 535 workers

Construction Dive

The lawsuit seeks monetary and injunctive relief for the employees and recovery of penalties to the District of Columbia, which could be up to $5,000 per misclassified worker

Miller Electric Adds ArcReach Capabilities

Construction Equipment

Miller Electric has enhanced its ArcReach technology with two new capabilities that: 1) provide automatic compensation for voltage drop in the weld cable; and 2) allow welding operators to adjust parameters while welding

Carol Fey launches online electricity training

Constructor Magazine

Her new training series, “Quick & Basic Online Electricity Training,” brings back her famous electricity pig

Electrical Utility Construction Estimator

Construction Cost Estimating

This position will be responsible for the preparation of electrical utility estimates for construction projects to aid management in bidding on or determining price of construction of service. construction estimator construction job Electrical utility Jobs

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives. All Location Spotlights Featured Ohio BF-Microsites Buckeye Power Ohio Electric CooperativesRural Millennials, admittedly a smaller percentage of 18- to 35-year-olds, are rarely acknowledged in the media. Yet it is precisely this cohort that will sustain, enhance, and expand Ohio’s manufacturing sector, which is predominately located in small towns and rural areas.

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Ohio Electric Cooperatives: Location Spotlight Of The Week

Business Facilities Blog

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides comprehensive economic development services to 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. A resource for 25 local electric cooperatives, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives provides site selectors and business owners with site location assistance.

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Electrical Takeoff

Construction Cost Estimating

We help Electrical Contractors with the task of taking off precise materials lists from drawings or the original electronic plans for your estimates.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

Business Facilities Blog

Read Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Advanced Manufacturing Arizona Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Casa Grande Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Electric Cars Employment Lucid Motors Site Selection Technology

Plumber dies installing electric range

Constructor Magazine

In this article from EC&M, a recall of about 6,300 electric ranges is being done in response to the death of a 52-year-old professional plumber. read more. Plumbing

Dana Electric Axle in Workhorse Delivery Vehicle

Construction Equipment

Workhorse has been developing electric vehicle (EV) solutions since 2007 and has nearly 3 million miles on Workhorse EVs in last-mile delivery routes, according to Dana

Electrical Cost Estimating Class

Building Information Management

Introduction to Electrical Estimating . This class is very important for: Learning how to use RSMeans for Electrical Estimating. Optimizing your RSMeans Electrical Estimating skills. Electrical estimating with RSMeans requires experience.

Growth Charges Up Electrical Contractor

ENR Construction

Arizona-based Wilson Electric has formed strong bonds to expand its revenue, labor force and commitment to safety

Daimler NA Unveils Two Electric Freightliner Models

Construction Equipment

Both electrified Freightliner models are designed to fit specific applications, carefully identified through an extensive co-creation process with customers to build and deliver commercial electric vehicles that support the business and sustainability goals of DTNA customers

North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California. Read North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Daimler Unveils Two Electric Freightliners

Construction Equipment

Freightliner Trucks on Wednesday premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles: a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck

Puerto Rico and the Consequences of Postponing Electrical Grid Upgrades

ENR Construction

Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Business Facilities Blog

To learn more about Ohio Electric Cooperatives generation, transmission and distribution capabilities, and the cooperative difference, visit this microsite. Read Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. All Location Spotlights Featured Featured Posts Ohio BF-Microsites Buckeye Power Ohio Electric Cooperatives

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Volvo CE Previews Electric Hybrid, Autonomous Technologies

Construction Equipment

It unveiled a prototype loader, dubbed the LX1, which is billed as an electric hybrid machine that can deliver up to a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. The electric hybrid also offers a reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts

Electrical Contractors See ‘Disrupting’ Forces in 2016

ENR Construction

Surging revenue for firms generating power, light and building communication technologies charged up record attendance for the 2016 National Electrical Contractors Association convention in Boston