By Jelani Rucker on Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Category: Corporate

The 5 Must-read Electrical Blogs of 2012

At Wheatland Tube, we’re all for shining the spotlight on the electrical industry’s adoption of social media.

If social media isn’t on your 2013 marketing bucket list, you might want to think again. Take a look at the National Electrical Contractors Association’s (@NECAnet) Social Media Guide, where they dedicate a whole section of their site with information on how to get started with various tools to keep up with the industry and connect with business contacts online.

Our team came together and pulled our favorite blogs from 2012. If you know a distributor or a contractor that should be included on this list, please let us know.

1. 3M - Made in USA by AD HQ

We won’t deny that Made in America is a feel-good issue, but the bottom line is many project owners, contractors, inspectors and users want products that are made in America, because of quality and risk.

2. Project Management: Sustaining Leadership by Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch

In management and business, leadership is a critical skill. Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch gives an overview of how to recognize the needs of team members and how to adapt a leadership style accordingly.

3. Does Made in America Mean Made in America? by Wheatland Tube

We took a close look the issues and challenges faced by engineers and contractors when trying to meet the domestic content requirements for complex projects across long supply chains.

4. Cutting Out 'The Middleman' is a Fantasy: Why Distributors Matter by Wheatland Tube

When it comes down to the nuts and bolts of serving the contractor or industrial account, no one can do it better than distributors

5. Video Shows How Sundt Uses BIM in Innovative Ways by Sundt 

Building complex, difficult projects is one thing. Communicating plans for those projects so that owners can visualize and understand them ahead of time is its own challenge. This video blog explains how Sundt is pushing the capabilities of BIM beyond its original purpose.

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