Commercial

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

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout 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 your […]

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Sales Counter Procedure Change

Updated Sales Counter Procedures in Response To COVID-19

With recent announcements from state and local officials in the regions we operate, we want to assure you that French Gerleman is committed to safely and responsibly supporting our customers’ ability to provide essential services in our communities. Beginning Monday, March 23, our Sales Counters will begin Will Call pick-up only.  Of course, you may […]

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Your One-Stop Shop for Power Transmission Products, Service & Repair

You may know us well as the regional source for automation, electrical supplies and more, but did you know that French Gerleman began as a motor rewind shop? It all started in 1914, when French Gerleman founder Albert O. French, Sr. opened a motor repair shop in downtown St. Louis. In 1923, French Gerleman was […]

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Product Recognition App

Quick Fuse Identification with the Mersen Product Recognition App

When you’re on a jobsite, being able to access the information you need quickly and easily can keep a project running smoothly. With all the technology we have readily on hand, it’s becoming increasingly simple to do, and French Gerleman is on the forefront of helping you leverage mobile apps to streamline your jobsite operations. […]

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Jan-San-Flu

Manage Cold & Flu Season with Jan-San Products from French Gerleman

We are in the midst of cold and flu season with several higher risk months still ahead of us. Most common colds, just like the flu, are brought on by a virus and are contagious. Any contagious virus spreads through airborne respiratory droplets such as coughs and sneezes, skin to skin contact like a handshake, […]

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Benefits of Our Stock Optimization Program

One of the best ways to reduce business costs is to properly manage your inventory.  Keeping your bins adequately stocked – but not overstocked – ensures you have product you need to maintain your operations and reduces your expense of carrying too much inventory. French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program (SOP) will bring these savings, and […]

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Save Time with the Hubbell inREACH Cord Reel Series

What if you could take a three-person task and complete it with only one person? We know how important it is to save time and labor on job these days, so imagine what a difference this could make. Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems has made it happen with the release of their new inREACH industrial cord reel […]

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cold weather cable

How To: Installing Wire & Cable in Cold Weather

We’re entering the coldest months of the year, which can impact the products on job sites, including wire and cable. But when the temperatures drop, your need to install and maintain these products continues! That’s why it’s important to handle these products cautiously in cold weather to prevent damage. What counts as cold weather? Cold […]

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The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of one of the most recognizable and important pieces of personal protective equipment.  The invention of the hard hat is credited to Edward W. Bullard who developed it in 1919 based on “doughboy” helmets worn by troops during World War I. Worker safety equipment has come […]

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French Gerleman - What’s Next for Your Digital Transformation Journey?

Network Technology Summit Review, Part 2 – What’s Next for The Connected Enterprise

The Connected Enterprise, also known as digital transformation, is becoming an essential part of any business, offering minimized downtime, increased security, and better profitability. At our Network Technology Summit, our manufacturer partners reviewed new solutions to help upgrade your current practices. In the first part of our event recap, we covered the best services and […]

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