Industry News

Datacenters – Becoming More Common in Our Workplace, Next Step Solution

French Gerleman is a proud distributor of Wirewerks with more than 250 SKUs in stock including patch cables, face plates and adapter strips.  They offer a 25-year product and labor warranty as well as local manufacturing and an excellent lead time of custom assemblies.  Wirewerks is extremely customer driven, proudly boasting the mentality that they […]

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What You Need to Know About LEDs Before Your Next Project

What is an LED and how does it work? A LED, or light emitting diode, is a semiconductor diode which has the ability to conduct an electrical current.  The diodes are formed by combining two different semiconductor materials to form a P-N (positive and negative) junction.  When current is applied, the negative moves to one […]

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Brady Presents the Five Steps for HazCom for GHS Implementation

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) full compliance deadline is fast approaching on June 1, 2016.  At our Product and Technology Expo, Brady gave us a closer look into labels, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) changes, and top questions. To help you gauge your compliance, review the five steps to compliance and key questions and checklists presented […]

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Ameren Missouri’s New Business Energy Efficiency Program

Launched on March 1, 2016, Ameren Missouri has a new Business Energy Efficiency Programs. If your business is looking for ways to cut down on energy consumption and would like to take advantage of these incentives, here’s what you will need to know. Custom, Retro-Commissioning and New Construction incentive programs are available to Ameren Missouri […]

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French Gerleman to Host Product and Technology Expo at St. Charles Convention Center

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016! Be sure to save the date, you don’t want to miss out on this free, educational event and opportunity to meet with some of our great vendors. Event Details: April […]

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the New Year

With the start of the New Year, you might be looking into clean, renewable energy, and reducing your company’s carbon footprint. There have been some recent changes that we wanted to bring to your attention. Congress recently announced their plans to extend federal solar and wind energy tax credits in an effort to generate 50% […]

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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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