Recent Blog Posts

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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Featured Product: Hubbell Watertight Wiring Devices

We all know that mixing water and electricity does not turn out well, so if you’re looking for superior watertight wiring devices, look no further than Hubbell!  This new line has a wide range of watertight devices are the perfect solution for your industry. Here are a few applications for Hubbell’s Watertight Series Devices: Water […]

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Streamline Construction Projects with Prefabrication

You might have heard the term “prefabrication” floating around, but what is it really and what are the benefits to electrical contractors? Why should electrical contractors consider prefab products as an option? In the electrical contracting business, parts of the job that were once completely built and installed on-site, are now predesigned and fabricated off-site. […]

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Featured Product: 4Dimension Strut System from B-Line by Eaton

We’re excited to introduce the latest product from B-Line by Eaton, the 4Dimension Strut System! This new strut from B-Line is truly a game changer in the industry. Save up to 50% on material and installation time with this revolutionary new strut design. 4Dimension gets its name from the unique, four-sided design that allows use […]

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What Do Falling Oil Prices Mean for Clean, Renewable Energy?

Most people see the falling oil prices and celebrate the fact that they aren’t breaking the bank just to fill their gas tank. But others see the dropping oil prices as a threat to the entire clean energy economy. What the public believes is that the price of oil represents the price of energy. This […]

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The French Gerleman Stock Optimization Program (SOP)

One of the best ways to reduce business costs is to properly manage your inventory.  Keeping your bins adequately stocked – but not overstocked – ensures you have product you need to maintain your operations and reduces your expense of carrying too much inventory. French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program (SOP) will bring these savings, and […]

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