Recent Blog Posts

Are You Ready for LED Lighting?

A popular trend we’ve all heard about is the transition to LED lighting. Of course, there are countless benefits to LED lighting. Here is a list we pulled together of the positive aspects of LED lighting and possible challenges you might face with switching. Benefits: Longer lifespan. LED fixtures have a longer life than traditional […]

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Avoid Heat Stress Illness This Summer

The days are growing longer, the sun is shining bright and the temperature is slowly rising. Summer is nearly upon us! As the mercury levels continue to increase, it’s time to start thinking about heat stress and how to avoid heat stress illness.   Recognizing the Signs First of all, what are some of the […]

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Understanding and Avoiding an Arc Flash Hazard

More than 2,000 workers per year are sent to hospitals and burn centers with injuries due to arc flash injuries. That is a shocking number. But how can you avoid a terrible hazard like this from occurring at your facility? Before you can understand how to avoid an arc flash, you must understand the problem. […]

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Featured Product: Thomas & Betts Blackburn® Hex-Flex® Die System

The growing popularity of flexible-conductor cable, commonly referred to as flex cable, has created challenges and headaches for installers. Due to the nature of flexible conductors, in certain applications, the traditional hex-style crimp leaves the connection vulnerable to a reduction in pull-out ratings. The indent-style crimp works better than the hex-style crimp, but creates the […]

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National Electrical Safety Month – Effective Lockout Tagout Programs

Did you know May is National Electrical Safety Month? It’s a campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to promote electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. According to the ESFI, raising awareness of electrical hazards is the key to reducing injuries and death in the home and workplace. This week, we’ll […]

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French Gerleman Debuts New Wire Cutting Layout

With the recent increase in popularity of colored wire, French Gerleman’s wire inventory investment has more than tripled.  Because of the added SKUs, we realized we were quickly outgrowing the original layout of our Wire Cutting Department in our Corporate Headquarters and Regional Distribution Facility in St. Louis. We’re excited to announce and debut the […]

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Spring Showers Bring Power Surges

Electrical power surges and disturbances happen — especially during this time of year. To deploy the best solution to protect your facility, it’s important to recognize power issues and understand their impact. Where do Power Surges Come From? Power surges occur from many different sources. The most familiar source is lightning, though it’s one of […]

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Control Panel Security Risks

Cyber-attacks have been big news recently with companies of all sizes suffering breaches and vandalism.  While the importance of data center security is a hot topic, are you taking the proper steps to protect your control panels? Enclosure security is important, and necessary, to not only protect your control panel and its valuable information, but […]

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Featured Product: eWON Cosy Industrial Routers

Are you tired of traveling on-site for customer support? With eWON’s Cosy, that is a thing of the past. The eWON Cosy (COmmunication made eaSY) is an industrial VPN router designed to offer easy remote access across the internet, to machines and installations on customer sites or in the field. OEMs and System Integrators can […]

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Wanted: Top Talent to Join Our Team

Do you want to build a career with a distribution leader? French Gerleman’s commitment goes beyond our products and services to the very heart of our business — family. We’re in growth mode and are looking to hire team members company-wide. Types of candidates we hire include: Outside and Inside Sales – with emphasis in […]

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