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A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

  • Parking Lot Light Installation
  • Electrical Safety Inspections
  • Electrical Grounding for Businesses
  • Generator and Motor Insulation Resistance Analysis
  • Electrical Troubleshooting for Businesses
  • Ongoing Maintenance Plans for Vital Electrical Equipment
  • Transformer Installation
  • Circuit Testing for Businesses
  • Preventative Maintenance for Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Wiring for New Businesses
  • Electrical Service Upgrades
  • Much More

A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

Circuit Breakers

Tripped Circuit Breakers

Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.

Flickering Lights

Flickering Lights

Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.

Dead Power Outlets

Dead Power Outlets

Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.

Residential Electrician vs. Commercial Electrician in Charlotte:
What's the Difference?

Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.

Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.

The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.

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Shields Painting has been in the business since 1968. In a world where so much has changed, we are proud to uphold the ideals that make us successful: hard, honest work, getting the job done right, and excellent customer service. Providing you with trustworthy, quality work will always take priority over rushing through a project to serve the next customer. That is just not the way we choose to do business.

As professionals dedicated to perfection, we strive to provide a unique painting experience for every customer - one that focuses on their needs and desires instead of our own. Whether you need residential painting for your home or commercial painting for your business, we encourage you to reach out today to speak with our customer service team. Whether you have big ideas about a new paint project or need our expertise and guidance, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

We want to be sure every one of our customers is satisfied, which is why we offer a three-year guaranteed on our labor. If you're in need of an electrician for your home or business, give our office a call and discover the Engineered Electrical Solutions difference.

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Eastland open-air flea market to reopen Saturday

The market is set to open Saturday morning on Galleria Boulevard. This comes after the city closed its previous location.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastland's open-air market is expected to reopen this weekend.The market is set to open Saturday morning on Galleria Boulevard. This comes after the city closed its previous location.The city initially said a new location wasn't possible. ...

The market is set to open Saturday morning on Galleria Boulevard. This comes after the city closed its previous location.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastland's open-air market is expected to reopen this weekend.

The market is set to open Saturday morning on Galleria Boulevard. This comes after the city closed its previous location.

The city initially said a new location wasn't possible. A temporary location was found for the market in early July.

The owner of the land is donating the site but vendors will still pay a $10 rental fee.

"I feel really grateful for being able to start selling again, in this new place, after so long since our flea market closed on Central Ave," Central Market vendor, Iginia Rojas, said. "We have been working hard for a new location and are now reaping the fruits of our labor. I am very excited to see this new space succeed like our old place."

The market will officially open at 1720 Galleria Blvd at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Gates will be open for vendor setup starting at 6 a.m. that morning. The market will remain open until 6 p.m. Sunday evening and is planned to operate every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays moving forward.

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Thanksgiving savings: These are the best turkey prices we found in Charlotte

Thanksgiving is just over a week away. Here's where you can find the best turkey prices in Charlotte so the ultimate feast won't break your budget.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The countdown is on to Thanksgiving, and this week is the week to get all the ingredients necessary for the ultimate feast with friends or family....

Thanksgiving is just over a week away. Here's where you can find the best turkey prices in Charlotte so the ultimate feast won't break your budget.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The countdown is on to Thanksgiving, and this week is the week to get all the ingredients necessary for the ultimate feast with friends or family.

Turkey prices are up from last year, but there are still plenty of good discounts you can find for your Thanksgiving dinner.

WCNC Charlotte did some digging through weekly circulars for the major grocery store chains in the Charlotte area to find the best turkey prices in the Queen City. We also found prices for other Thanksgiving staples, such as dressing (or stuffing; tomato, to-mah-to), pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.

Some stores, like Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Lowe's Foods are offering turkeys for super cheap with additional purchases.

The best price for turkey in Charlotte can be found at Food Lion and Harris Teeter. Both stores are offering turkeys as low as 29 cents a pound, but there's a catch. At Food Lion you must spend an additional $35 with your MVP card, while Harris Teeter requires customers to spend an additional $40 with their VIC cards.

Lowe's Foods is offering frozen turkeys as low as 47 cents per pound with a $6 digital coupon and an additional $35 purchase.

If you are looking for just the turkey, Publix is your go-to. Publix is offering frozen turkeys 10-24 pounds for just 39 cents a pound. Purchases are limited to two per customer for the special price. The deal is good through Nov. 23.

Aldi: $1.07 per pound (limit 2)Compare Foods: 99 cents per poundFood Lion: 99 cents per poundHarris Teeter: 99 cents per pound (limit 1)Lowe's Foods: $2.29 per poundPublix: 39 cents per poundTarget: $1.19 per poundWalmart: $1.19 per pound

Now, for the stuffing. If you like traditional Stove Top stuffing, we found it cheapest at Walmart for $1.98. It's $2 a box at Harris Teeter and Publix, while Food Lion's sale price is $2.49. If your preference is Pepperidge Farm stuffing, you can get that at Walmart for $2.48 and 2 for $5 at Food Lion.

We'll add a few more Thanksgiving fixings for comparison: Green beans, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. Most stores are competitive here, so it's probably not worth a special trip for just one item outside of the turkey itself.

Cranberry sauce will set you back anywhere from $1.49 to around $2. Publix has canned vegetables 10 for $10, Harris Teeter brand green beans are $1.25 and they're 5 for $5 at Food Lion.

And for dessert, nothing hits the spot like a slice of pumpkin pie. The Publix and Harris Teeter bakeries are offering pumpkin pies for $4.99. You can find various frozen pies for around $7 at most everywhere else.

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If you don't plan on cooking, there are take-out options. Here are a few pick-up Thanksgiving dinner options in Charlotte.

Cracker Barrel: Feed 4-6 people for $99.99 or 8-10 for $149.99Lowe's Foods: $64.99 or $74.99, both include 2 sides, mashed potatoes & gravyPublix: $64.99, feeds 7-10 people and includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and dessert.

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Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors due to widespread respiratory viruses

Some of North Carolina's largest health care providers, including Atrium Health and Novant Health, are restricting visitors to reduce spread of respiratory viruses.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Health systems across North Carolina, including Charlotte's largest health care providers, will soon limit visitors in hospitals due to the widespread prevalence of respiratory viruses, including RSV...

Some of North Carolina's largest health care providers, including Atrium Health and Novant Health, are restricting visitors to reduce spread of respiratory viruses.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Health systems across North Carolina, including Charlotte's largest health care providers, will soon limit visitors in hospitals due to the widespread prevalence of respiratory viruses, including RSV and flu.

The new policy, which restricts children 12 and under from visiting hospitalized patients, takes effect at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The following hospitals and health care providers in North Carolina are implementing the visitor restriction:

Masks are still required for all visitors. Individuals 13 and over who are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough should not visit patients being treated at area hospitals. People who are seeking treatment for those symptoms are not subject to the restriction.

Children may be permitted to visit hospitalized patients under special circumstances, such as dying family members. Parents should work with their care team to make arrangements for those visits.

Health officials are reminding everyone to take measures known to limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including staying home when sick, hand washing and being vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19.

Doctors are warning during the holidays, cases of infections like RSV could likely continue to spike.

“The holidays tend to be an opportunity for the viruses to ramp up their activity," said Juan Dumois, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dumois explained that although most cases of RSV are like a cold, that isn't the case for everyone, especially young children.

“Babies, especially those under 6 months old, they may get so much inflammation going down toward their lungs that they can't get enough oxygen and they end up in the hospital to get oxygen for a few days," he said.

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Microsoft to invest at least $1 billion in NC county at several sites. Here’s the latest

Microsoft is investing at least $1 billion in Catawba County by building four data centers there, local officials announced Wednesday.The data centers will be in Conover, Hickory and Maiden, and the project will create at least 50 jobs, according to officials. Microsoft will develop the sites over the next 10 years.County and municipal leaders met Wednesday afternoon to discuss taxpayer incentives for the project.“Today’s announcement is just the start of our mutual partnership and Microsoft’s long-term...

Microsoft is investing at least $1 billion in Catawba County by building four data centers there, local officials announced Wednesday.

The data centers will be in Conover, Hickory and Maiden, and the project will create at least 50 jobs, according to officials. Microsoft will develop the sites over the next 10 years.

County and municipal leaders met Wednesday afternoon to discuss taxpayer incentives for the project.

“Today’s announcement is just the start of our mutual partnership and Microsoft’s long-term commitment to the local community,” said Paul Englis, Microsoft Director of Community Engagement.

Local and county officials also embraced the deal, with county commissioners chair Randy Isenhower saying in a statement, “We will continue to work closely together as this project comes to fruition.”

Officials from the Catawba County EDC, the county’s board of commissioners, as well as leaders from Hickory, Conover and Maiden held a joint public hearing to consider incentives for the deal on Wednesday.

Leaders approved incentive grants amounting to 50% real property tax value and 85% personal property tax value, awarded over 10 years.

That means that over that period, local governments will essentially pay back that proportion of Microsoft’s property taxes, said Scott Millar, president of the Catawba County Economic Development Corp. Real property tax covers charges paid on the buildings and real estate of the new centers, while personal property tax will be paid on equipment like the computers and servers inside.

There’s no official tally of the combined dollar amount of those incentives, Millar said.

The incentives will be awarded only after Microsoft proves it met performance requirements of the deal. The terms for the grants included:

The meeting for the project was held in Hickory, about an hour north of Charlotte. Microsoft is based in Washington state, and has an office in Charlotte, among many other places.

Microsoft’s data centers will take up a combined 687 acres in Catawba County, including:

The EDC has been working to land the project for the better part of two years, Millar said. Between the county and municipalities, the project went under several code names, including Project Dogwood, Yoga, Agate, and Pine and Star.

Wednesday’s announcement built on the county’s 14-year effort to build and attract data centers, Millar added. A decade ago, Bed Bath & Beyond built one such center in Claremont, worth $36.8 million.

And in 2021, tech giant Apple invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its data center in Maiden, part of a larger $1 billion commitment in the state that included a new campus in the Triangle. The company moved to expand that data center this summer, according to the Hickory Daily Record.

Those data centers are typically “server after server after server,” Millar explained. Picture the boiler room of a ship, he said, except the centers store and ship data all over the world.

These kinds of projects don’t often add many jobs in the area, he added. The county already has a pretty low unemployment rate, Millar said, and the primary economic perk for the region will be tax benefits.

“We’re typically not chasing entities that have a high number of employees,” he said.

This story was originally published November 9, 2022 10:59 AM.

Charlotte Pipe hires CBRE to market uptown foundry site

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has hired commercial real estate firm CBRE to market the company’s 55.5-acre uptown site bordering South End, the company confirmed Wednesday.The site includes the company’s cast iron foundry, established more than a century ago. In 2020, Charlotte Pipe disclosed plans to build a ...

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has hired commercial real estate firm CBRE to market the company’s 55.5-acre uptown site bordering South End, the company confirmed Wednesday.

The site includes the company’s cast iron foundry, established more than a century ago. In 2020, Charlotte Pipe disclosed plans to build a new foundry on a 480-acre site in Stanly County. The $325 million project is scheduled to open late next year in Oakboro, where Charlotte Pipe will employ 400 people.

The relocation agreement includes $50 million worth of local and state incentives.

But it is the uptown property that has driven intense speculation as Charlotte Pipe successfully sought mixed-use zoning — approved by City Council in December 2021 — and stated its interest in attracting new development on a prime piece of real estate.

In January 2021, the company said that “a vibrant, urban center with a mixture of uses may be a more appropriate future for our property.”

Twenty-four national developers have toured the site in the past 18 months. Charlotte Pipe and company advisers spent the past two months interviewing real estate firms before selecting CBRE.

CBRE and Chip Mark, CEO and founder of Mark Real Estate Advisors, who is a consultant to Charlotte Pipe on real estate, will market the property on behalf of Charlotte Pipe beginning in January. The site stretches from West Morehead Street to West Summit Avenue east of Interstate 77.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with a global leader in commercial real estate to help us realize the potential of our land,” Charlotte Pipe CEO Hooper Hardison said in a prepared statement. “Their expertise will be critical in helping us find the right partner and determining our property’s next best use.”

Speculation has long swirled about the site being used for a new stadium for the NFL Carolina Panthers, who play several blocks away. Bank of America Stadium opened in 1996 and ranks among the oldest venues in the 32-team NFL.

Owner David Tepper has yet to decide whether the franchise will pursue a new stadium or a large-scale makeover of the existing stadium; he has been in discussions with city government leaders and commissioned outside analysis but has yet to reach a conclusion.

Ned Curran, the former CEO and CEO Emeritus of real estate firms that built and expanded the Ballantyne development in south Charlotte, has been advising Charlotte Pipe on the 55.5-acre property through his consulting firm, Stone Cottage Advisors.

Curran told CBJ Wednesday, “We’ve not had a conversation with the Panthers in years. There’s no negative connotation with that.” He added that the land can serve “as a front door to the center city” and offers tantalizing prospects because it is situated adjacent to the booming South End area, is bisected by Interstate 277, and is 7 miles from the airport. Wesley Heights, Freedom Drive, and Camp Greene are all nearby.

The property’s northern portion spans 30 acres and abuts Morehead Street while the southern piece encompasses 25 acres and leads into South End. Charlotte Pipe could sell the property or form a joint venture with developers; the latter option is considered likelier.

The proposed east-west light rail project, known as the Silver Line, includes a planned stop at Summit Avenue in its current alignment.

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is a privately owned company that makes cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings for plumbing. The company has seven plants; the largest is in Monroe in Union County, where $100 million of upgrades are anticipated over the next decade.

Tracy Dodson, assistant city manager and head of economic development, told CBJ that Charlotte Pipe has increased the chances for a successful redevelopment by working in advance and working closely with city government and others to consider the potential for additional roadways and connections to uptown and South End.

And, she said, while the city “hates to see them go, we like the fact that (Charlotte Pipe) is staying in the region and will have jobs supporting Stanly County.”

Whatever is built on the site, whether it’s mixed-use, a stadium, or something else, Dodson believes what Charlotte Pipe refers to as the Iron District will have significant impact on surrounding areas in its next guise.

“It’s a rare opportunity to be able to market such a large, attractive, contiguous urban tract of land in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic cities in the country,” Compie Newman, managing director of CBRE’s Charlotte office, said in a prepared statement.

The Dowd family founded the company and continues to lead it. W. Frank Dowd started Charlotte Pipe in 1901. Frank Dowd IV is head of the company’s current board and Roddey Dowd Jr. is vice chairman. Other descendants are on the board and involved in the company.

In a previous company press release in 2020, Hardison, the CEO, said, “We feel fortunate that the land area constitutes one of the largest contiguous tracts of land in an urban center in the nation and we see many exciting possibilities for the property.”

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