Tom Zind

Tom
Zind
Freelance Writer

Zind is a freelance writer based in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He can be reached at tomzind@att.net.
 

Articles
The New Era of Electric Motor Requirements 1
Conforming to tougher federal efficiency standards
A Killer in the Ranks
Of more than 4,000 U.S. military deaths recorded in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, two, in particular, have haunted the halls of Congress, corridors of
Battling the Big Apple and Winning
New York, New York. I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps, to find I'm A-number-one, top of the listIf I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
AC-DC Data Center Debate Heats Up
The candidates exude power, supporters are campaigning hard, the issues are framed as vital, and the outcome is ultimately uncertain. That's the 2008
AGC Contracts are Reborn
It might not be a Kumbaya, all-join-hands moment, but a construction contract signing session in your future could send everyone away from the table effusing
Contractors Cast Wider Net for Estimating Help
In the construction world of logistics nightmares, impossible deadlines, and complex projects, the word has a benign ring to it. But as every good electrical
The Changing Face of CPM
The advent of ever-more powerful software has relieved contractors of tedious work ranging from bookkeeping to taxes to estimating. Time that used to
Putting the Web to Work
With a half-century under its belt, Malko Electric Co., Morton Grove, Ill., takes rightful pride in its long list of accomplishments. But it's not just
Plugging In
While they toil making electrical connections work for customers and clients, a growing number of electrical industry professionals are making connections
Taking The Labor Out Of Labor Tracking
When systemic problems plague a business, relief is immediate once they're revealed and corrected. At the same time, there's a natural tendency to resist
Software Simplifies System Design
As electrical system design work grows more complex and becomes more closely linked with other project design elements, design engineers are turning to
Gen-Set Technician Certification Takes Hold 2
Standby power generator service techs get their first shot at national certification through EGSA program
Web Begins to Snare Project Management Challenges
As an electrical subcontractor to several major home builders, Dallas-based Lanehart Electric must be as adept at job juggling as wire pulling. At any
License Overload
As vice president of Fisk Electric Co., Steve Thorwegen's plate is usually pretty full. Management, administrative, and strategic planning tasks comprise
Surety Bonds: The New Reality
To many electrical contractors, surety bonds and those who provide them are a necessary evil. That view may even have hardened a bit in recent years as

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