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#155780 - 02/05/05 06:31 AM Suggestions For Products To Market
mustangelectric Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
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Loc: Bentonville, AR
Hi,
I am looking for some new or unknown products or services that a electrical contractor can market.

I would like to expand into some different areas.

If you have any suggestions please list them here.

I am getting into Backup Generators and Solar panels now.

Looking for any good sugestions.

Regards

Greg
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#155781 - 02/05/05 08:48 PM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
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Loc: Everett, WA USA
We too are also looking for ways to diversify our company. Are you doing residential or commercial?
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#155782 - 02/06/05 06:20 AM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
Electricmanscott Offline
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
Marketing is one thing, backing up the marketing with a solid installation and support is another. Just something to keep in mind.
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#155783 - 02/06/05 06:58 AM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
mustangelectric Offline
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Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
Hi,
Buck- I do mostly residential anymore but I would do commercial or industrial if the opportunity presnts itself.

Right now I think the hottest thing selling is entertainment stuff.

Backup, emergency or distributed power is hot.

Regards

Greg
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#155784 - 02/06/05 02:12 PM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
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Registered: 04/30/01
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Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
Something that's been in the testing stage in the midwest this past year and I expect to become wide spread soon is broadband over electric utility lines. High speed internet will be available to rural areas that don't have access to DSL or cable. Folks around here are chomping at the bit and when it's available it will spread like a rash.
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#155785 - 02/06/05 02:55 PM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
mustangelectric Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
Hi,
Fred-I have been watching this for several years. It sounds to me like they have almost gotten the bugs worked out and it is catching the eye of a lot of big pocos..

Can't wait to see what happens there!

Thanks

Greg
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#155786 - 02/06/05 06:16 PM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
Fred Offline
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Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
2 REMCs in Indiana have already been running it for a year now. Cinergy is about to launch it in a large test area.
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#155787 - 02/07/05 05:34 AM Re: Suggestions For Products To Market
Steve McKinney Offline
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Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Marion, Illinois
Something I have had some success with is MAC work for the local school district. "Moves, Additions and Changes" has really helped fill in some slower electrical times. Pretty easy to do w/o much investment. Just need to watch out for what criteria for passing a good install. No pass No pay.

IMHO,

Steve
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