A Touch of Gray

A Touch of Gray

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, electrical contractors must re-evaluate how they work while looking to a new generation to fill the coming void.

About eight years ago, Cupertino Electric, Inc. started getting serious about the future — or at least more serious than it had been in the past. Executives at the San Jose, Calif.-based electrical contracting firm had known for a while that the company’s labor pool, along with the workforce across the country, was getting older. But it was about that time that Vice President of Operations John Sales and his colleagues realized they needed to do something to stem the tide.

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