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A Fresh Look at Distribution Waste

Waste production is a vast issue across all industries worldwide. Hundreds of millions of tons of waste are sent to landfills nationwide from businesses alone every year. By taking a fresh look at waste, businesses can lessen their environmental impact. Recently, French Gerleman has taken a new approach when it comes to waste, focusing on […]

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Rebuilding Together Day, Year 12: Bringing the Community Together

At French Gerleman, we enjoy giving back to the communities we serve. In St. Louis, we are passionate about Rebuilding Together and are proud that so many employees and vendors were willing to donate their time, money and products to help others in the community. This was our 12th year participating in Rebuilding Together Day, […]

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French Gerleman After Hours Emergency Services

Expert Assistance, 24/7/365 When it comes to production lines and facility downtime, every minute counts. We provide our customers with after-hours emergency support to help reduce your downtime and save you money. Whether you need an emergency part or the answer to a technical question, we are happy to help! Here’s some info on our […]

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French Gerleman Springfield Branch Open House

We’re excited to announce the Grand Opening of our Southwest Missouri Branch of French Gerleman, located in Springfield, MO! Our Springfield branch is our sixth location, catering to the Southwest Missouri (Springfield, Joplin, Branson and more). To celebrate, we are hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 10, to celebrate our grand opening! This facility […]

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French Gerleman Again Named a Top 150 Privately Held Company

We feel blessed to again be honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Top 150 Privately Held Company, ranked #127! Our CEO, Bill French, was interviewed by the St. Louis Business Journal on the company’s growth, increase in sales and overall success of the company. French Gerleman finished 2016 with $137 million in […]

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French Gerleman Bracketology Battle 2017: Test Your Skills!

Our Bracketology Battle is back! The big tournament is right around the corner and we are getting geared up for another great year of our Bracketology Battle. Do you have what it takes? Test your skills for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Sign up is simple, just visit our Bracketology Battle registration page […]

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French Gerleman Awarded the ElectricSmarts 2016 Distributor Top 10 “Smarty Awards”

We’ve once again won a “Smarty Award” from ElectricSmart! The awards were given to the top 10 distributors ranked by content page views on their network. In previous years, we won in the award in the Elite Status Quarter Million View Club, but this year, we made the Half Million View Club! This is a […]

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French Gerleman to Open New Branch in Springfield, MO

We’re kicking off 2017 at French Gerleman with the opening of a new branch in Springfield, MO! We’re excited to continue our growth and expand into this new territory. Here are the details on our new branch: St. Louis, MO, January 12, 2017 – French Gerleman, an independent regional distributor of automation, electrical supply, datacom, […]

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French Gerleman Adopts Two Military Units for the Holidays

Over the summer, our Columbia branch collected items to send to some active duty soldiers in Iraq.  We were overwhelmed with the amazing support and how many people brought in items to send overseas. Our Columbia employees reached out to family members and friends for donations and were able to send several boxes of snacks […]

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French Gerleman Helps to Light Veteran Memorials in Quincy, IL

At French Gerleman, it’s important for us to not only give back to our community, but to also support those who fought to keep us and our country safe. Rick Craven, Quincy’s Branch Administration Manager, was inspired by an email from RAB Lighting detailing a program to light up monuments and memorials for veterans. Rick […]

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