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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. 3 Keys to Keeping Customers Happy

    3 Keys to Keeping Customers Happy This month on the blog, we’re talking about how we achieve success for our customers on commercial projects of any size and type. No matter how you define ‘success’ certainly customer satisfaction has to be part of it. So we thought it would be helpful to talk about three ways we approach projects that keep our customers happy. Each of these three points ...
  2. 4 Ways We Innovate in a Cheap Energy Climate

    4 Ways We Innovate in a Cheap Energy Climate Ask a commercial electrical contractor how they implement green features on renovation projects and new construction builds and many will tell you one of the easiest means is through energy efficient devices or alternative energy sources. Solar panels, for example, have caught on with businesses in areas where traditional energy is expensive. The ret...
  3. Safety as a Strategy

    Safety as a Strategy In the ‘for profit’ world of construction, it’s important to remember the proper motivation behind safe workplace practices. Many of the rules outlined in OSHA and NFPA 70E were prompted by numerous jobsite injuries or deaths. “Unfortunately, the industry has had to learn safety the hard way,” says Miller Electric Safety Director Scott Love. “The heart behind...
  4. Miller Gets Sprint Facility Up and Running After Arc Flash Incident

    Miller Gets Sprint Facility Up and Running After Arc Flash Incident It’s true in life and work — knowing what to do isn’t as important as actually doing it. Whether it’s something as simple as riding a bike or something as complex as testing energized electrical equipment, you have to be aware of your surroundings and practice safety every time. One accident could prove devastati...
  5. Meet the Man Behind Miller's Vans

    Meet the Man Behind Miller's Vans Jim Mayer may well be one of Miller Electric’s longest-standing employees. While he’s held many jobs during his 40+ years with Miller (Delivery Driver; Warehouse Manager; Tool Maintenance and Repair Technician; Fleet Maintenance Manager to name a few), painting Miller Electric’s service trucks is one of his favorites. A classic car enthusiast, Mr. ...
  6. Shining Light on the KANEKO Building Expansion

    Shining Light on the KANEKO Building Expansion Omaha residents are familiar with the Old Market District. Home to restaurants, bars, a farmer’s market and shops, it’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy entertainment and eateries. Follow its cobblestone streets just a block south to Jones St., and you’ll find the newly expanded KANEKO building – a hidden gem that's...
  7. Training Future Electricians Through the OJEATC

    Training Future Electricians Through the OJEATC Being an electrician is one of the most extraordinary and dangerous jobs in America. Electrical apprenticeships are not only one of the best ways to ensure electrical contracting has a steady supply of skilled workers, but are also an important way that electricians learn to work safely. At Miller Electric, we’ve always put safety first a...
  8. Preventative Maintenance Program Keeps Safety Miller's Priority

    Preventative Maintenance Program Keeps Safety Miller's Priority Protecting Pottawattamie County with Electrical Infrared Inspections Electrical infrared inspections and other preventative maintenance services that Miller provides are one of the key ways to protect people and preserve expensive electrical systems. How Miller Electric Uses Infrared Thermography Through its preventati...
  9. Celebrating the True Spirit of Labor Day

    Celebrating the True Spirit of Labor Day Labor Day is for You! Every year, on the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day. While most of us will likely be relaxing with family and friends, grilling in our backyards or recreating near a lake, we should take a moment this year to celebrate the spirit of Labor Day – the laborers whose hard work and innovation have made America g...
  10. How to Handle an Active Killer

    How to Handle an Active Killer The recent, tragic shootings in Orlando last month have renewed the nation’s attention on preventing gun violence. It’s not just schools and entertainment venues that are trying to figure out how to keep students, employees and patrons safe; companies, like ours, are also examining safety protocols to ensure employees and customers would be protected in th...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...