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French Gerleman and IAC Solutions Merge

French Gerleman Merges with IAC Supply Solutions to Create Regional Electrical Distribution Powerhouse

Since 1923, French Gerleman has maintained a reputation for innovation, service excellence, and commitment to employees and community. As a fifth-generation family-owned business, we’ve seen a lot of changes over the years and have helped our customers through many transitions as they’ve navigated advancements in technology, communications, and general market trends. Today, we’re excited to […]

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industrial equipment treated with NORD nsd tupH Sealed Surface Conversion

nsd tupH Sealed Surface Coating from NORD Provides Affordable Alternative to Stainless Steel

Corrosion is the enemy of longevity for mechanical equipment. And in food and beverage production and processing, the threat of corrosion is everywhere. As a result, manufacturers in these environments typically go one of two ways when investing in production equipment: products with a protective coating like paint, or products made from stainless steel. Both […]

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Managing spare parts inventory with a Rockwell Automation parts management agreement

Parts Management Agreements Provide Economical Access to Critical Spares

How much time and money does your organization lose each year waiting for spare parts to arrive? However bad it seems, it’s likely worse. Most companies underestimate their downtime because more than 80%  are unable to correctly calculate downtime costs. What if there was a way to minimize downtime and inventory costs while simplifying your […]

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LUTZE Motionflex M cable

MOTIONFLEX® Cable from LUTZE Designed to Withstand Wide Variety of Motion Applications

As an increasing amount of the work done in industrial settings today is performed by machines, we’ve come to rely heavily on the dependability of the components that help those machines do the work and communicate. One of those components is cable. With advances in robotic capabilities, demand has risen for cable that can better […]

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man securing fall protection equipment on construction site

New Fall Protection Innovations Protect Workers in Air & On Ground from Potential Safety Risks

If you’re overseeing a team as a contractor, foreman, or supervisor one of your biggest goals every day is to make sure your team goes home safely to their family. If your team does any work at height, planning, providing the right equipment, and training your team to do it properly can go a long […]

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Fiiz demo showcase

Scale Your Maintenance Program with Fiix CMMS from Rockwell Automation

As processes and machinery have become more complex, the challenges of supervising a facility, fleet, or manufacturing operation have grown increasingly difficult. Lack of maintenance and poor asset control lead to untold expenses for companies who can’t keep up with the tasks. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have made a major difference in helping companies […]

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Solar light fixture pole-mounted to illuminate a downtown scene

Modern Solar Lighting Fixtures Use New Technology to Deliver Affordability & Reliability in One Solution

Not long ago, you had two options when considering solar lighting solutions for your project. On one end of the spectrum was cheap, low quality lighting solutions that offered no warranty and were not suitable for professional use. On the other end were bulky, multi-component solutions that were expensive and very labor-intensive to install. French […]

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Man working in hot conditions wiping brow to cool himself

Preventing Sickness & Injury from Occupational Heat Stress

Each year, on the last Friday in May, OSHA recognizes National Heat Stress Awareness Day. While May temperatures tend to be considerably fairer than those we see in August, there’s a reason OSHA designates a day in early summer to this critical topic. 50% to 70% of outdoor fatalities related to heat exposure each year […]

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Secure Your Industrial Visualization Applications with Rockwell Automation’s VersaView® 6300 Products

In May 2020, Rockwell Automation acquired Italy-based ASEM S.p.A., an internationally renowned provider of automation technologies. This acquisition helped the company instantly and considerably expand upon its ability to develop industrial PCs, Thin Clients and secure Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote access solutions.  With their new in-house capabilities, the company soon announced the launch […]

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Eaton B-Line Engineering Services

B-Line Series Engineering Service Group Helps Contractors Lower Cost & Risks While Maximizing ROI

Part of what’s made French Gerleman such a reliable and trusted distributor throughout the Midwest over the course of the past century years is that we’re meticulous in reviewing and choosing the partners we work with to serve our customers. One of the partners that delivers on the promise of quality for our customers is […]

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