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May 14, 2015 by Molly Shaw

Any industry needs a robust workforce to function –technology, manufacturing, agriculture, energy and power, health care and countless others- labor makes everything tick. This goes without saying in the construction market, one of the most labor-intensive of all industries and particularly in the electrical contracting sector, requiring highly-skilled professionals.

Since 1901, the...

April 22, 2015 by Erica Berry

Each year businesses lose billions in sales by not appearing everywhere they can be online. That’s a lot of money to put down the drain simply because you’re not managing your online reputation. But if you’re reading this it’s probably because you’re aware of how important...

March 13, 2015 by Jeanee Dudley

Wearable technology is a growing trend for gadget lovers. Over the 2014 holiday season, products such as fitness and wellness trackers, watches synced to smart phones and low-impact cameras were vastly popular. The wearable industry is worth more than $11 billion and is slated to grow over the next decade to upwards of $50 billion. This is a huge market and while the industry is driven by...

February 24, 2015 by Molly Shaw

It’s been a rocky road to recovery, but the economic outlook was much more positive in 2014 and so far, the same holds true in 2015. According to ENR, construction in 2015 began with upbeat employment numbers –the industry added 39,...

January 7, 2015 by Erica Berry

It goes without saying that bridges are important. No matter what your mode of travel, bridges are often the only way to get across a river, train tracks, a busy highway, or maybe even a canyon, gorge or gully. Without bridges, just getting to work or going to the grocery store could take several days instead of 10 minutes. But fortunately for us, our ancestors recognized the necessity of...

November 14, 2014 by Erica Berry

As a business professional and construction executive, you're probably wondering why you need to create content. After all, you build amazing structures and wow people with your ability to use any piece of heavy equipment you happen to cross paths with, and that should be enough to gain new clients -- right? Wrong. As impressive your skills may be, it's hard to get the word out about your...

November 5, 2014 by Erica Berry

What has been the topic of many TrueLine lunch table conversations finally manifested yesterday as Ryan Fecteau, Editorial Director for US Builders Review, won the race for Maine Legislature in State House District 11. 

Ryan's win not only positions him as the youngest State Representative in the state of Maine, but also as the youngest openly...

November 4, 2014 by Erica Berry

At the world's largest conference dedicated to all things green −where 23,000 attendees and 750 exhibitors join to renew their commitment to green building− many communications happen by way of social media.

While digital interaction increased our odds of serendipitous encounters at Greenbuild, we found that the the best way to...

October 30, 2014 by Liberace at Home

Ladies and wolf-men, boys and ghouls, gather round for our annual Halloween Costume Contest results! Here at the TrueLine Publishing office in Portland, we are pulling out all the stops, bringing our best, weirdest, creepiest and funniest for the occasion.

Each year, our team of rather serious professionals dons an array of disguises to thrill and chill. And this is no ordinary costume...

October 27, 2014 by Erica Berry

Search engine optimization continues to be one of the most difficult things for businesses when it comes to online marketing. But with more and more consumers turning to Google results to fuel their buying decisions, it's a fundamental part of digital marketing that can't be ignored!

When trying to justify whether or not you should be investing in search engine optimization, it's easy...

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