Challenge for LI tech firms is finding skilled labor

After 35 years in business, Ted Bier, the

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After 35 years in business, Ted Bier, the owner of T.M. Bier & Associates in Glen Cove, says he is worried about finding enough qualified engineers and technicians to keep serving his clients. (Aug. 23, 2012) (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Ted Bier's business started at the top. He founded T.M. Bier & Associates Inc. in 1977 in the attic of his Roslyn home. The company, which designs and installs controls for commercial air-conditioning, heating, lighting and security systems, had three employees then: Bier, his wife and their son.

From that perch, his biggest worry was drumming up enough business. Now, 35 years, 600 clients...

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