Construction

Workplace Safety Starts with First Aid

First aid is crucial—especially in the workplace. It’s important to make sure you have the correct supplies stocked to comply with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and keep your employees safe. The ANSI 2015 standards for first aid went into effect summer of 2016, updating minimum performance requirements. First aid kits should be checked […]

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With Eaton, It’s a Snap When It Comes to Color-coding Cable Pathways

When it comes to color-coding your cable pathways, Eaton has two stocked B-Line series solutions that are readily available and easy to install. Com Dangles Solution As the only data hanger specifically designed to be used with ceiling wire, the Com Dangle solution easily integrates into the ceiling grid with only tie-off wire where jurisdiction […]

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Product Spotlight: Greenlee G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller

Greenlee’s new G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller offers fast, efficient cable pulls resulting in significant labor savings! Achieving incredible speed takes the world’s best technology, engineering and intelligence. You have no time for technology that promises to keep you efficient but can’t follow through. Time is money, and Greenlee took that into account when designing […]

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Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with Products Made in the USA

In the spirit of patriotism and the Independence Day holiday, we wanted to highlight a few of our vendors who manufacture products in the USA. By supporting companies who manufacture here, you are supporting our strong, American manufacturing workforce. As a family-owned, Midwestern-based company, we are proud to support American made products like these: Eaton’s […]

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Copper vs. Aluminum Wire – Applications & Considerations

Copper vs. aluminum wire. Which to use? The wire and cable industry uses a variety of metal conductors, but the two most common are copper and aluminum.  Because each metal type has unique properties, they are best suited for different applications or purposes. Copper Wire The most popular conductor used in commercial, industrial and residential […]

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IDEAL National Championship: How Electricians Become Legends

Do you have the power to be the best electrician in the nation? Now is your chance to see if you have what it takes! IDEAL Electrical, a leading tool and electrical supply company based in Sycamore, IL, is once again hosting the IDEAL National Championship to honor and showcase abilities of electricians as well […]

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Get Rewards for Your French Gerleman Loyalty

We wanted to find a way to thank you for your loyalty to French Gerleman and what better way than with an exclusive rewards program! We’re happy to announce and give you a first look at our re-launched Counter Rewards program. We’ve had the Counter Rewards cards in the past, and due to popular demand, […]

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Switchgear Solutions: What You Need to Know

Switchgear: The goal is to maximize equipment life cycles and improve reliability with preventive and predictive maintenance of power distribution equipment. Here’s a closer look at Switchgear Solutions. Electrical switchgear is composed of passive and active components. Passive components are horizontal and vertical bus structures. Active components are power circuit breakers, fusible switches, protective relays […]

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MCI-A Cables – Perfect Marriage of AC and MC Style Cable

What’s the Differences Between AC and MC Cables? The current construction of Armored Cables (Type AC) that is approved by UL 4, has an aluminum bonding wire in contact with the metal armor that provides a low-impedance ground path that is required for the proper operation of overcurrent protection devices. This style cable was in […]

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Product Spotlight: MC Luminary Cables™ from AFC Cable Systems

This new cable from AFC Cable Systems is built to solve a very specific, and time consuming problem: installation of electronic dimming systems. What’s unique and special with the MC Luminary cables™, is that it contains the lighting and low voltage (dimming) wires in one metal jacket. Therefore, when you install LED lighting, you only […]

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