Recent Blog Posts

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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KwikSplice Aluminum Cable Tray Helps Reduce Cable Tray Splicing Labor up to 50%

Eaton’s B-Line series KwikSplice™ cable tray system utilizes a patent-pending side rail design that helps provide contractors with a lower installed cost solution. The system includes a full line of straights, fittings and innovative accessories that enable labor and materials savings. The system is ideal in settings such as: Light industrial Commercial Healthcare facilities Education […]

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Are The Hazardous Locations in Your Facility Safe?

I’m sure you are reading the title of this blog and are thinking to yourself, “well of course, safety is our main concern!” As much as we all hope that this is true, the reality is that some of these hazardous locations might come as a surprise, you might be using the wrong products or […]

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French Gerleman’s Washington Branch Celebrates 15 Years

French Gerleman, an independent distributor of automation, electrical supply, datacom, power transmission and safety products, is pleased to announce the 15th anniversary of their Washington, MO, branch. French Gerleman’s Washington Regional Operations Center serves the I-44 and Highway 50 corridor. This location offers the full depth and breadth of the company’s product and service solutions […]

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Streamline Purchasing Efficiency with French Gerleman’s New Procurement PunchOut

French Gerleman announces a new feature of our eCommerce website, www.fgorders.com, to supply PunchOut enabled catalogs. What is a PunchOut? In simple terms, it automates ordering directly from an internal procurement system while delivering a modern shopping experience.  PunchOut allows customers to find and select products while its connection fills in the information necessary to […]

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General Cable’s Cable Featuring GenClean™ Jacket Technology Withstands the Rigors of the Food/Beverage Industry

We’re excited to introduce you to General Cable’s Carol® Brand Rubber Cord featuring GenClean™.  General Cable’s Carol Brand is the most recognized name in flexible cords for temporary power. But what exactly is GenClean™? GenClean is a proprietary new jacketing technology developed by General Cable for rubber portable cord used in the food and beverage […]

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Meet Code Requirements with Mersen’s Fused Coordination Panelboards

Mersen’s Fused Coordination Panelboard (MFCP) is designed to meet requirements defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC) to protect critical power operations. The MFCP provides a simple 2:1 coordination ratio with upstream Amp-Trap 2000 fuses, eliminating the need for a costly short circuit current study. Panels are provided with a default short circuit current rating […]

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Getting – and Keeping – Kids Interested in STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is the key to manufacturing innovation. We’re in the business of innovation, so it’s important to us to see more kids going into the STEM fields. A recent study done by Georgetown University found that America isn’t producing enough students trained in the STEM fields to fill jobs […]

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