Recent Blog Posts

How to Properly Prepare for a Winter Storm

In the Midwest, when we hear winter storm we panic. We head to the grocery store for bread, milk and eggs, and storm the hardware stores for ice melt and snow shovels. But how should you prepare your business for winter weather? In this blog, we will take a look at ways we can help […]

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Featured Product: Hubbell Circuit-Lock Sloped Top Stainless Steel Disconnects

The new Circuit-Lock® Sloped Top Stainless Steel Disconnects from Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems are engineered to shed water and debris. They will withstand the harshest environments and frequent wash-downs, as well as outperform wherever sanitary conditions are critical. The nonporous 304 stainless steel enclosures are UL Type 4X, 12 and IP69k and designed to be easily […]

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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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Featured Product: Mersen’s Medium Voltage Controllable Fuse – Breakthrough Arc Flash Protection

Mersen’s Medium Voltage Controllable Fuse (MVCF) System is designed to mitigate the arc-flash hazard on the low-voltage side of a medium voltage transformer. The industry’s first fuse to provide normal short-circuit and overload protection while having the capability to open on command, this fuse is a cost effective arc flash solution with minimal installation downtime […]

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LED Lighting Retrofits Reduce Labor and Maintenance Costs

LED lighting continues to be a hot topic, and in our last blog we focused on the energy saving from LED lighting retrofits. But the benefits don’t stop there! Retrofitting reduces installation time and labor costs and your overall investment in maintenance over the life of the fixture. Faster Installation If your facility presents challenging […]

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LED Lighting Retrofits for Energy Savings

We have presented the pros and cons of making the switch to LED lighting in a previous blog and we wanted to delve into the benefits of LED Retrofits. Businesses who are looking to become more energy efficient are turning to LED retrofit. By retrofitting traditional lighting fixtures, you are harnessing the efficiency and reliability […]

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The Three Key Areas of Fall Protection

OSHA Fall Protection Regulations “Falls” and “Struck by Object” were the top two OSHA standards violated in FY2014.  They accounted for 386 total deaths in construction in CY 2013 and are considered top two of the “Fatal Four” (falls, struck by object, electrocutions and caught –in/between).  Eliminating the “Fatal Four” would save the lives of […]

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Process Solutions and the French Gerleman Process Summit

At French Gerleman, we have offered our customers the best manufacturing solutions for more than 90 years. We can provide all your control system and process manufacturing solution needs in one simple place, with friendly customer service representatives who are experts in the field. We pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for our […]

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