Commercial

French Gerleman Celebrates 20 Years Serving the Washington, MO, Community

In 2000, French Gerleman first opened the doors to our Washington, Missouri, branch to support the growing regional market. We began with just one employee, occupying only half the building we continue to operate from today. Twenty years later our on-site staff has tripled, not including our outside sales and product management team. Our physical […]

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Gain Confidence in Managing your Inventory of Critical Spare Parts

If you work in manufacturing or on a commercial jobsite, you’ve likely found yourself in the middle of a project when you realized that you don’t have the spare parts on hand to get the job done. You’re stuck. You’re facing costly downtime while you track down and secure what you need. The project is […]

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switchgear

Why Switchgear Fails and How to Fix or Prevent It

When it comes to dealing with complex power systems, the adage is: “It is not a matter of if, but when it will fail.” And when that day comes will you be prepared? Here at French Gerleman, our goal is to help our clients with identifying weak links in your power system and knowing how […]

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Cut Seismic Bracing Installation Time in Half with Eaton’s B-Line Series Seismic Cable Kit

The ground rumbles and you feel a sudden jolt. You brace yourself for a second, hoping it isn’t what you fear. The floor beneath you and the rest of the building begin to shake violently. You struggle to maintain your footing. Less than 30 seconds later… it’s over. You’re thankful to be safe, and the […]

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Solving Commercial Power Issues with SolaHD

Lights flickering in the office. Machines on the factory floor experiencing lapses in power. Unpredictable IT and phone system outages. Sound familiar? According to recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research, power-related problems cost U.S. companies between $119 billion and $188 billion per year. And 80% of the time, the source of those problems is […]

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Global IEC Global Enclosure Portfolio

French Gerleman Now Offering a New Range of IEC Rated Enclosure Solutions as an Authorized Distributor of nVent HOFFMAN’s Global IEC Enclosure Portfolio

Engineered to meet global enclosure ratings, the nVent HOFFMAN Global IEC Enclosure Portfolio accelerates the specification and assembly process through interchangeable accessories and tool-free assembly. French Gerleman is excited to offer nVent HOFFMAN’s new Global IEC Global Enclosure Portfolio. Designed for global specifications, this new portfolio covers virtually every application, including: Floor Standing Modular Enclosures […]

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LED Lighting: There’s More to the Story than Lumens Per Watt (LPW)

When it comes time to choose your LED lighting, there are more options on the market now than ever before. Each manufacturer boasts the best product, but how can you tell which one is right for your application? Lumens per watt (LPW) is often how LED options are compared, but there are many other key […]

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Cooling Cabinet Audit

Identify & Mitigate Thermal Issues with a Control Cabinet Cooling Audit

As the summer heat sets in, proactive identification of critical hot spots can mean the difference between equipment failure and cool running. Heat’s damaging effects can cause weak links in your control system. Failure to identify these potential issues can lead to an array of obstacles. With the current social distancing protocol in place across […]

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2020 Energy Efficiency Incentives Announced for Ameren Missouri & Illinois

At French Gerleman, we recognize that commercial and manufacturing facilities utilize a great deal of energy for their daily operations. Fortunately, Ameren does as well, and once again this year, is offering incentives to help to make your business more energy efficient and save you money in the process. The initial cost to move your […]

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Enhance Electrical Safety in Your Facility with an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

An electrical explosion, and subsequent arc flash and arc blast, can happen in any facility. There are many causes for this type of event, including power irregularities, equipment faults, corroded parts, or even a lightning strike. We’ve recently written about understanding arc flash hazards, as well as National Electric Code changes put in place in […]

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