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We’re committed to providing the best service possible to our customers. Keeping you informed of industry trends and important developments in the electrical and low voltage field is an important aspect of fulfilling that commitment.

  1. Compliance with Codes can save your life

    Compliance with Codes can save your life A little less than two years ago, five people were sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries from improperly performing electrical work on energized wiring. Current Electric of Sibley, the City of Sibley, Iowa, and Timewell Drainage experienced an arc flash explosion and were cited and fined by Iowa OSHA for not properly protecting the indiv...
  2. Hard Wiring Healthcare Facilities for Reliability, Safety and Control

    Hard Wiring Healthcare Facilities for Reliability, Safety and Control Miller Electric was recently privileged to provide electrical design and wiring services for Nebraska Medicine’s new Village Point Medical Center Campus. The new campus will offer extended diagnostic services, making it easier for patients living in western Omaha to access the radiology tests they need. Nebraska Medi...
  3. May: National Electrical Safety Month

    May: National Electrical Safety Month This month was National Electrical Safety Month. While electrical safety should be a yearlong priority, it is great to have a month that spotlights safe electrical work practices, for both work and home. It is important, after all, because failure to implement a strong safety culture, create safety rules, teach the rules, or follow the rules has attributed ...
  4. Making a Case for Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting

    Making a Case for Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting In the not too distant future, office walls will be missing a familiar face; that surprised emoticon we’ve come to rely on to power everything we use. That’s right; outlets could very well become a thing of the past. Like the pay phone, pager and rabbit ears, this trusted technology is on the verge of being replaced by something faster, s...
  5. Prefab Rough-Ins Speed up Time on Block Wall Jobs

    Prefab Rough-Ins Speed up Time on Block Wall Jobs The Miller Electric Prefab shop is constantly looking for new ways it can help you save time and money on jobs. Recently, Mark Whannell and Joe Peklo brought a great prefab idea to Chris Nightser about how to save time on their projects by making block wall rough-ins in the prefab shop. “We are used to prefabbing rough-ins for stud wall...
  6. Historic Church Gets Electrical Facelift

    Historic Church Gets Electrical Facelift Until the late 1800s, the largest Catholic church in Omaha did not have a priest. After laying the cornerstone in 1888, St. John’s Church became an official church in 1897, with a priest and a plan to renovate in tow. By 1927, the entirety of the main building work was complete. Electrical technology at the time wasn’t nearly as safe as ...
  7. 2017 NEC Changes Aim for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

    2017 NEC Changes Aim for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Every few years the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recommends changes to the NEC (National Electrical Code) based on submissions from the public. This time around, the NFPA received more than 4,000 public inputs regarding changes to the 2014 NEC. Of those public inputs, various code-making panels created more than 1...
  8. Miller Electric Gives Back by Getting Involved in BLink

    Miller Electric Gives Back by Getting Involved in BLink ‘Tis the season for giving and getting all sorts of good feelings back. At Miller Electric, we’ve been in a festive mood for a long time, mostly because we just love what we do, who we do it with and who we do it for that much. From circuits and witches to pipe and wire, for over 100 years we’ve been privileged to power the growt...
  9. There’s a lot to be Thankful for at Miller Electric

    There’s a lot to be Thankful for at Miller Electric November is a special month. Not just because of the advent of fall or the fact that college football is in full swing, but because we have a national reminder to be thankful. Before the craziness and ensuing turkey coma of the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, we want to take a moment to talk about what we’re thankful for at Miller Electric. ...
  10. Workplace Safety: Who is Protected by Electrical Safety Guidelines?

    Workplace Safety: Who is Protected by Electrical Safety Guidelines? Editor’s Note: Enjoy this safety feature from our friend Joe DeMonte, BIM Engineer at DPR Construction in Orange County, California, which is edited from his original article, “Safety in the Workplace; Are you Safe?” We are all taught to wear appropriate safety glasses, hard hats, footwear, fall protection, hearing pro...
  11. Exceeding Expectations with Electrical Commissioning

    Exceeding Expectations with Electrical Commissioning The electrical systems powering today’s buildings and data centers are amazingly sophisticated and highly integrated. Ensuring their proper functioning, both at design and after implementation, requires testing them in concert with other, interdependent systems. The process of testing these systems is called commissioning and it’s cri...
  12. New Service Creates Focus on Custom Jobs

    New Service Creates Focus on Custom Jobs Miller Electric is known across Eastern Nebraska as one of the largest and most respected commercial electrical contractors in town. Our attention to detail, customer service and reputation for getting the job done right the first time, on time and within budget has opened doors to many large-scale industrial and commercial projects. It’s also give...
  13. Maintaining a Safe Workplace in the Age of Medical Marijuana

    Maintaining a Safe Workplace in the Age of Medical Marijuana Pain. We all experience it. We all manage it in different ways according to the level and type of pain we endure. Walking, yoga, therapy dogs, over the counter medicines, prescription drugs and now, medical marijuana, are all used to manage pain. But what happens when someone in a safety-sensitive position (like an electrician or ...
  14. Miller Electric Unveils New Website

    Miller Electric Unveils New Website For the past number of months, we’ve been quietly plugging away at the task of redesigning the virtual home of Miller Electric. We’re pleased to announce that after months of strategy, design, development, writing and picture taking, the new face of Miller Electric online is live! What’s New We included new features and functionality that present ...
  15. Miller’s Prefab Shop Celebrates a Year of Growth and Success

    Miller’s Prefab Shop Celebrates a Year of Growth and Success It’s hard to believe that it has been a year already since we opened the doors of our new prefab shop in Council Bluffs. In that time, the shop has expanded from 3,900 sq. ft. in one bay to 10,000 sq. ft. in three bays. Under the direction and leadership of Operations Manager Chris Nightser, what began as a three to four man o...
  16. A Real Life Reason for Arc Flash Safety

    A Real Life Reason for Arc Flash Safety Earlier this year, a real life reason for arc flash safety happened not that far from us. Up near the Minnesota border, about three hours northeast of Omaha, Current Electric of Sibley, the City of Sibley, Iowa, and Timewell Drainage were all cited by Iowa OSHA (I-OSHA) for improperly performing electrical work on energized wiring. The resultant fi...
  17. Solar Panels Create Energy Savings for Omaha Engineering Firm

    Solar Panels Create Energy Savings for Omaha Engineering Firm Nearly everything we enjoy and use to enhance our productivity is powered by electricity. From clocks to air conditioners, each device requires a certain amount of kilowatts (kW) to function. Consider the energy requirements of these common devices and the power required to make them work annually as an illustration: Clock, CD...
  18. Green Business Begins with Building Energy Monitoring

    Green Business Begins with Building Energy Monitoring In life and work, change starts with a baseline. If you want to lose weight, you first need to know what you weigh, how often you exercise, and how many calories you consume, on average, each day. If you’re a homeowner who wants to reduce your energy consumption, you’ll keep a close eye on your water, gas, and electric energy usag...
  19. Protecting Yourself From Arc Flash Danger

    Protecting Yourself From Arc Flash Danger Some flashes are fun to watch – like the green flash that appears just as the sun sets into the horizon. Or lightning brightening the sky during a summer storm from the safety of your home. But when you’re in an electrical closet, the last thing you want to see is lightning on the ground, and that’s sort of what an arc flash is like. What M...
  20. A Day in the Life of a Miller Low Voltage Service Tech

    A Day in the Life of a Miller Low Voltage Service Tech Like the 1971 Chevy C10 pickup truck he lovingly restores with his father in his spare time, working for Miller Electric is a family affair for Doug Howard. Doug came to Miller Electric about eight years ago, after his brother encouraged him to enroll in the same IBEW Apprenticeship program that led him to work for Miller as an electrician....
  21. A Day in the Life of a Miller Foreman

    A Day in the Life of a Miller Foreman We’re continuing our series of glimpses into the daily lives of the people who provide the on-time, within-budget, high quality work that sets Miller Electric apart among commercial electrical contractors in Nebraska with a look at Miller Foremen Jason Lang and Mark Whannell. Last month, we talked with Roger Knobbe about what it’s like to be a Project M...