Construction

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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Innovative Solutions to Save Time on Your Jobsite

It is no secret that electrical contractors are being squeezed for time like never before. Today, electricians are working tirelessly to meet their deadlines with an ever-shrinking number of workers available to do the job. While we are a supplier, at French Gerleman, we consider ourselves partners who are working hand-in-hand with our customers to […]

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Jim Wojkovich, French Gerelman's VP of Construction Sales

Current Trends in the Electrical Contracting Industry: A Q&A with French Gerleman’s Jim Wojkovich

Change is part of the natural evolution of any industry. Technology is enhanced over time, customer needs shift, and industry leaders anticipate what’s next in an effort to stay ahead – and stay relevant. When it comes to the electrical contracting business, an interesting force is at work that is shaping the present and future […]

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B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Systems

Save Time on Your Jobsite with B-Line series Products from French Gerleman

It’s no secret that labor savings are a “must” on today’s job sites. The overall drop in the available workforce in recent years has caused everyone involved in construction – from the materials manufacturers and suppliers to the contractors and workers themselves – to get more creative in developing solutions that will minimize install time […]

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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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Outdoor Lighting Solutions from Acuity Brands

Outdoor lighting is important for safety and security, but many outdoor lighting solutions have become dated and ineffective. Lithonia Lighting from Acuity Brands has a series of commercial outdoor lighting solutions that are on the forefront of LED innovations, resulting in brighter, more efficient lighting solutions. Why choose LED? Lithonia uses LED in its commercial […]

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Product Spotlight: EVERLINE from Universal Lighting Technologies

Interested in maximizing your energy savings? Lighting is one of the main energy outputs that companies can optimize to increase savings. Universal Lighting Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of lighting products and control systems. Universal’s EVERLINE® LED retrofit continuum provides a range of solutions for LEDs and upgrading fluorescent to […]

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Product Spotlight: New Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support

Traditionally, strut trapeze is used for hanging and aligning conduit. Eaton has developed their new B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support to cut down on the number of parts needed and installation time, while adding versatility. Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support eliminates the need for pipe clamps at every location, and has a Z-shape design […]

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OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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Why Should You Choose Ergonomic Tools?

Years of labor can take their toll on workers, but long-term injuries can be minimized with the use of ergonomic tools. That’s why Greenlee is devoted to improving their tools to be more ergonomic to enhance the wellbeing of those who use them. What are Ergonomic Tools? Ergonomic tools are designed not only to decrease […]

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