Recent Blog Posts

Safely Address Flood Damage at Your Facility

Flooding has swept over much of the Midwest over the past weeks and months, with river levels reaching near-record highs in many areas. Countless homeowners and businesses find themselves under water, anxiously waiting for the day the rivers settle back into their beds. Once this happens, it will be cleanup time. When it comes to […]

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Fall Protection: Leading Edge Hazards

Imagine this: one of your workers is working on a high platform. They are well-trained and equipped with fall-protection, and you’re confident in the precautions taken for their safety. Then the worst happens: they fall. Their fall protection should go into action, stopping their fall, but the lanyard holding them up hits the edge they […]

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The Importance of a Solid Lockout Tagout Program

Electricity powers almost everything around us. While it’s capable of incredible benefits, electricity is also capable of causing great harm.  Over the years, various safety standards have been developed to help protect workers from the risks of working with electrical equipment. Controlling hazardous elements is essential to workplace safety, and one of OSHA’s focuses. The […]

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Quick, Local Access to Enclosure and Thermal Management Solutions Now Available with HOFFMAN on Demand

Introducing HOFFMAN on Demand nVent HOFFMAN on Demand is a new quick ship program offering quick access to industry-leading enclosure and thermal management solutions. As an authorized HOFFMAN on Demand distributor, French Gerleman is committed to providing you swift access to ready-to-ship stock to help you meet your business needs. Our stock is based on […]

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Rebuilding in the Community with Rebuilding Together

Since 2006, French Gerleman’s St. Louis team has been a part of Rebuilding Together’s annual Rebuilding Day – a day dedicated to helping low-income families in the community. Every year Rebuilding Together chooses households whose members are unable to perform needed home projects themselves due to low income, illness and other factors. Our Project This […]

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Be Prepared for Campus Maintenance Season

Summer break isn’t just about the school year winding down, it’s also the beginning of maintenance season for many educational facilities. Whether it’s finding new solutions for ongoing issues, expanding facilities, or just bringing everything up to date, there’s always lots to be done in those summer months to prepare for the start of the […]

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Why Schools Are Moving to Vendor Managed Inventory

Making an emergency run to a hardware store when your lights burn out may be fine for home owners, but if you’re running an educational facility, it’s not ideal. School districts and higher education campuses often require items that may not be in stock at general hardware stores, so staying ahead of the curve with […]

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Upgrade Your School’s UPS System for Enhanced Efficiency

When you think about technology on your school campus today, chances are, you think about ways to do things quicker, smarter and more efficiently. Advances such as mobile phones, cloud storage and collaboration tools have certainly made those thoughts possible – and quite frankly, these are technologies students and parents have come to expect. But […]

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Fast, Affordable Custom Enclosures Now Available

Our mission is to find ways to help you be more efficient and profitable. As a Hoffman Certified Modification Center (HCMC), we are able to quickly deliver your enclosures and back panels ready to populate. Our Steinhauer ModCenter is an automated, state-of-the-art CNC machine capable of drilling, tapping and milling in virtually any shape, size […]

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Five Reasons Your School Should Consider LED Lighting Upgrades

Summer break is quickly approaching. It’s the time of year when students leave campus to frolic in the sunshine, attend camp or tackle summer internships. Meanwhile, facilities managers at schools and universities across the country are hard at work performing maintenance projects and upgrading various items around campus. There are many focus areas for the […]

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