Commercial

Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set & Forget Procedures

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with […]

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Maximize Safety, Productivity & Reliability in Industrial Cable Installation with Southwire SIMpull Solutions®

As the operating climate for electrical contractors has become more competitive, many in the industry are looking for new avenues to win bids and maximize profitability. With wire, cable, and conduit installation accounting for roughly 40% of all the material and labor budget on a typical project, any efficiencies that can be gained go a […]

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Ecostruxture screenshot from APC/Schneider Electric

Choose the UPS & IT Monitoring System that Works as Hard as You

You’ve come to rely on solutions from APC to provide “Certainty in a Connected World.” You need tools, resources, and partner solutions that ensure your business is able to respond and perform exactly when needed. Now, the certainty and innovation you count on from APC is even stronger with new power and monitoring solutions that […]

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Solar light fixture pole-mounted to illuminate a downtown scene

Modern Solar Lighting Fixtures Use New Technology to Deliver Affordability & Reliability in One Solution

Not long ago, you had two options when considering solar lighting solutions for your project. On one end of the spectrum was cheap, low quality lighting solutions that offered no warranty and were not suitable for professional use. On the other end were bulky, multi-component solutions that were expensive and very labor-intensive to install. French […]

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Eaton B-Line Engineering Services

B-Line Series Engineering Service Group Helps Contractors Lower Cost & Risks While Maximizing ROI

Part of what’s made French Gerleman such a reliable and trusted distributor throughout the Midwest over the course of the past century years is that we’re meticulous in reviewing and choosing the partners we work with to serve our customers. One of the partners that delivers on the promise of quality for our customers is […]

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SIMpull flange from Southwire

Increase Safety & Productivity with Southwire’s SIMpull® Cable Pulling Innovations

Electricians are hired for their expertise in installation. Yet only about one-third of the time spent on a traditional electrical installation jobsite is spent installing product. In fact, according to Southwire, as much as 40% of the time on the job is spent handling materials and getting things in place to do the work. Southwire’s […]

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SolaHD Introduces Pair of Products to Open Up Space in Automation Control Panels

Whether you’re a design engineer laying out a new control panel for a customer, or you’re managing your company’s control panel on the shop floor, space is likely the one thing you wish you had more of. With an ever-growing number of components and technologies available to enable automated manufacturing, space is at a premium […]

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Bosch touchscreen keypad for integrated security system

Protect Your People & Property with Integrated Access Control & Video Security Systems

Is your facility’s security system making it easier or more difficult for you to keep your people and your property safe? As technology has evolved to make our workplaces more secure, it’s come with new responsibilities for IT teams. But staffing hasn’t always expanded at the same rate, leaving many facilities’ IT teams feeling stretched […]

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reducer fuses from Mersen

Decrease Current Rating Safely & Permanently with Reducer Fuses from Mersen

Forward thinking manufacturers don’t build for today’s needs, but for tomorrow’s. In a new or newly expanded manufacturing facility there’s often a ramp up period for production and electrical demand. What does the electrician do with available power the facility isn’t yet ready to use? To answer that question, Mersen introduced Reducer Fuses. Reducer Fuses […]

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industrial lubrication storage and organization solutions

Industrial Lubrication Simplified with Lubriplate® & French Gerleman

What is the state of your facility’s lubrication program? For many customers we talk to, it’s not exactly the picture of order and organization they wish it was. Over time, as maintenance staff members come and go, old machines reach end of life, and new machines enter the plant floor, causing disorganization with your lubrication […]

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