Amy Florence Fischbach

Amy Florence
Construction Trends in the Heartland 

In the heart of the country, electrical contracting companies are competing for new opportunities fueled by the economic recovery.

Sustainability and Technology Drive School Projects 
For years, electrical contractors faced intense competition in the education market, especially in the K-12 sector.
Six Strategies to Succeed in the Smart Home Market 
Eight years ago, the electricians for VMA Electric were pulling electrical wiring for new homes under construction.
Solving the Skilled Labor Shortage  4
In the next six years, the construction industry could face a shortage of 1.6 million workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many of the nation’s top electrical contracting companies and engineering firms aren’t waiting until the last minute to embrace this challenge.
On the Upswing 
Now that the recession is in the rearview mirror, consumer confidence is climbing, unemployment rates are dropping, and developers are investing in new construction projects.
Electrical Contractors Help Power Utility Market 
Why electrical contractors are seeing more work in the power market
Surge of Opportunities Hits West Coast 
Construction cranes soar above the skylines of many West Coast cities due to the swiftly growing population.
Business Boom: EC&M's 2015 Top 50 Electrical Contractors 
As the market heats up, the 2015 Top 50 electrical contracting firms not only experience a surge in sales, but also increased competition for skilled workers and projects.
Rapid Recovery: EC&M's 2015 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms 
Pent-up demand for electrical design services has created a tidal wave of work opportunities for the nation’s Top 40 firms.
Regional Construction Update: The Northeast 
Developers slammed the brakes on many construction projects in the Northeast during the Great Recession.
Training Tomorrow’s Leaders 
During the recession, many construction projects were stalled or canceled, leading to an exodus of workers from the industry.
Five Trends to Track in the Health-Care Sector 
The aging of not only the population, but also the nation’s hospitals, is strengthening the health-care market.
The Greener the Better 
Training electricians to go green — learning everything they can about sustainable work practices and renewable energy systems — ultimately leads to new job opportunities, additional certification, and potentially more lucrative pay.
Upturn Unfolds 
The construction industry slipped into a long slump during the recession, but thanks to the strengthening of certain market segments, a more widespread recovery is starting to blossom.
Moving Forward: EC&M's 2014 Top 50 Electrical Contractors 
Nation’s Top 50 electrical contractors experience post-recession challenges and opportunities in a competitive marketplace.
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