Commercial

Mobile Apps Help You Get the Job Done

The world has changed drastically in the past several years. You can pull up an app to have a driver come pick you up to go somewhere. With a few clicks you can set up a reoccurring order to get groceries delivered to your doorstep every week. Too busy to go to the store before […]

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French Gerleman’s Wire Inventory Now Features XHHW-2 High Speed Aluminum Wire

Colored wire has become increasingly popular over time, as it allows for easy identification when installing or performing maintenance. Our goal is to help make your jobs easier and keep up with demand for more colors. We are excited to introduce XHHW-2 High Speed Aluminum Wire to our inventory, which we are now stocking in […]

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First Aid & Jan-San Products Now Included in Our Stock Optimization Program

While every facility is unique, there is specific inventory most businesses need to keep running. In addition to MRO supplies, French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program can help you maintain proper first aid and janitorial/sanitation product stock.  We’ll help you reduce stock-outs to improve productivity, but we won’t overwhelm you with too much stock and stress […]

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Safely Address Flood Damage at Your Facility

Flooding has swept over much of the Midwest over the past weeks and months, with river levels reaching near-record highs in many areas. Countless homeowners and businesses find themselves under water, anxiously waiting for the day the rivers settle back into their beds. Once this happens, it will be cleanup time. When it comes to […]

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Fall Protection: Leading Edge Hazards

Imagine this: one of your workers is working on a high platform. They are well-trained and equipped with fall-protection, and you’re confident in the precautions taken for their safety. Then the worst happens: they fall. Their fall protection should go into action, stopping their fall, but the lanyard holding them up hits the edge they […]

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Be Prepared for Campus Maintenance Season

Summer break isn’t just about the school year winding down, it’s also the beginning of maintenance season for many educational facilities. Whether it’s finding new solutions for ongoing issues, expanding facilities, or just bringing everything up to date, there’s always lots to be done in those summer months to prepare for the start of the […]

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Why Schools Are Moving to Vendor Managed Inventory

Making an emergency run to a hardware store when your lights burn out may be fine for home owners, but if you’re running an educational facility, it’s not ideal. School districts and higher education campuses often require items that may not be in stock at general hardware stores, so staying ahead of the curve with […]

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Upgrade Your School’s UPS System for Enhanced Efficiency

When you think about technology on your school campus today, chances are, you think about ways to do things quicker, smarter and more efficiently. Advances such as mobile phones, cloud storage and collaboration tools have certainly made those thoughts possible – and quite frankly, these are technologies students and parents have come to expect. But […]

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Five Reasons Your School Should Consider LED Lighting Upgrades

Summer break is quickly approaching. It’s the time of year when students leave campus to frolic in the sunshine, attend camp or tackle summer internships. Meanwhile, facilities managers at schools and universities across the country are hard at work performing maintenance projects and upgrading various items around campus. There are many focus areas for the […]

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How to Select the Correct Tools for Proper Terminations

Properly terminating electrical wires is important to avoid terminal failure and potential electrical fires. ABB Installation Products, formerly known as Thomas & Betts, has been working on improving that process for years, and now are introducing the biggest step forward in compression connections since 1957 when they trademarked “Color-Keyed” connections to reduce installer errors.

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