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Manage Cold & Flu Season with Jan-San Products from French Gerleman

We are in the midst of cold and flu season with several higher risk months still ahead of us. Most common colds, just like the flu, are brought on by a virus and are contagious. Any contagious virus spreads through airborne respiratory droplets such as coughs and sneezes, skin to skin contact like a handshake, […]

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold Without Winter Work Gloves

When it gets cold, many from the Midwest think they can just “tough it out.” Even if workers are wearing the proper winter clothing, bulky winter work gloves can get in the way, and may get taken off anyway. Hands are the first and most vulnerable place people experience the cold weather, and the workers […]

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VFD Preventive Maintenance – Why It Matters

Most people know the rules of thumb when it comes to preventive maintenance. In personal life, it might be changing a car’s oil every few thousand miles. In the workplace, it includes inspecting variable frequency drives (VFD) annually. But why is VFD preventive maintenance so important rather than just performing maintenance on an as-needed basis? […]

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The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of one of the most recognizable and important pieces of personal protective equipment.  The invention of the hard hat is credited to Edward W. Bullard who developed it in 1919 based on “doughboy” helmets worn by troops during World War I. Worker safety equipment has come […]

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Does Your Facility Meet OSHA Standards for Workplace Emergency Alarm Systems?

Employee safety has evolved and improved over the years.  A century ago there were numerous recorded incidents of workplace injuries and deaths.  Enacted in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) defined employers’ responsibility to maintain a safe workplace. Today, one way an employer can improve personnel safety is with employee alarm systems.  These […]

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ABB’s New AMC Series Metal Clad Cable Fittings

ABB’s New AMC Series Metal Clad Cable Fittings

Our ever-expanding stock at French Gerleman has just grown with the introduction of a new series of products from ABB Installation Products. Formerly Thomas & Betts, ABB has just come out with a new line of AMC Series Metal Clad Cable Fittings. These fittings are great options for parking garage projects, oil and gas, chemical, […]

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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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Announcing myRockwellAutomation Enhancements

French Gerleman’s partner, Rockwell Automation*, is expanding their online offering within myRockwellAutomation! Their latest release went live July 1 and included updates to improve user experience. What is myRockwellAutomation? The myRockwellAutomation platform offers users a personalized digital experience. Users can personalize their account to find the information they need faster, bringing tools and information into […]

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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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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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