Matthew Halverson

Matthew
Halverson
Articles
Know When to Hold, Know When to Fold 
When a professional sports franchise on the West Coast published an RFP for the new stadium its owners hoped to build a few years ago, there was little question that ERMCO would make a play.
5 Ways Contractors Can Manage Risk More Effectively
When it comes to risk management on construction projects, what are you doing wrong?
A Touch of Gray 
About eight years ago, Cupertino Electric, Inc. started getting serious about the future — or at least more serious than it had been in the past. Executives at the San Jose, Calif.-based electrical contracting firm had known for a while that the company’s labor pool, along with the workforce across the country, was getting older.
What Lies Beneath  1
Electric shock drowning is an unseen danger in marinas and boatyards, but new legislation is beginning to turn the tide.
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Them 
As utilities push back against solar-friendly net metering policies across the country, systems’ installers in California and elsewhere argue that such a move could cloud the industry’s future.
The More the Merrier 
It was on the day that Mike Agugliaro’s first child was born that he finally decided something had to change.
Finding the Fakes: How to Spot Counterfeit Electrical Products  1
On Nov. 10, 2008, the national “Counterfeits Can Kill” awareness campaign rolled out with great fanfare.
High Times: Legalized Marijuana and Drug Testing for Contractors
Last November 6, voters in Colorado and Washington State approved Amendment 64 and Initiative 502, respectively, making it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.
How to Stock an Organized Truck
John Hucker prefers predictability when it comes to stocking his residential service trucks. Take a look inside his aerial truck or any one of his eight
Project Watch
Las Vegas hotelier Steve Wynn has a reputation for masterminding big spectacles for his resorts. The Mirage has its 54-foot volcano, and the Bellagio
Product of the Month
In 2002 Underwriters Laboratories issued six revisions to strengthen its GFCI standard, among them a more stringent voltage surge test and a reverse line-load
How to Keep a Good Staff in Place
Every time Tad Chadwick sends one of his techs out on a service call, he's reminded of why he doesn't want to lose them. It takes a lot of time and training
Gearing Up: A 4-Point Plan
SOME THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT, BUT SOME THINGS ARE TOO IMPORTANT TO IGNORE. WE KNOW IT'S NOT FUN TO REPLACE JOBSITE ESSENTIALS, SO
Product of the Month
The electrical industry's acknowledgement of arc flash as a serious danger to service and maintenance workers has been a double-edged sword. While standards
Product of the Month
When you ask Robin McFaul what the worst part about spending nine months on a small island off the coast of Alaska was, she doesn't complain about the

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