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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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Product Spotlight: Hubbell Metal Raceway

Another exciting product launch from Hubbell Wiring Devices! Hubbell has expanded their line of surface metal raceway.  The HBL 700 series now joins the HBL 500 and HBL 750 series, which are all low profile single service metal raceway products.  Further, along with ivory, white has been added to the offering.  French Gerleman has committed […]

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Improve Your Business by Leveraging FG’s Logistics

At French Gerleman, we strive to offer our customers the best overall experience.  This includes customer service, creating a streamlined and efficient ordering process and delivering the best products in a timely manner. What makes French Gerleman an industry leader? In this article, we profile how our logistical efficiencies help us improve your experience. Delivery […]

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Protect Your Employees from Cold Stress

In the Midwest, people can be complacent about protecting themselves against cold weather until it is TOO cold. Cold weather can cause serious health emergencies to workers who are exposed to the elements. In our region, cold stress can occur when temperatures drop below freezing and the wind speeds increase, causing the body to rapidly […]

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VFD Cables VS. Traditional Cables for Drive Applications

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) cables have been around since the early 1990s in order to help minimize operational issues with VFD systems. The advancements in Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors and technology drives caused a significant increase in the high frequency information output from the drive inverters. That means that traditional power cables had issues handling […]

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The Ergonomics of Hand and Power Tools

Hand and power tools are a major industry, with an estimated $10 to $12 billion purchased annually. As a common part of our everyday life, and rapidly present in our industry, it’s important to have ergonomic hand tools or power tools that save labor and time on jobs and projects. What Ergonomic Concerns Should You […]

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