Recent Blog Posts

OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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How to Select the Correct Tools for Proper Terminations

Properly terminating electrical wires is important to avoid terminal failure and potential electrical fires. Thomas & Betts has been working on improving that process for years, and now are introducing the biggest step forward in compression connections since 1957 when they trademarked “Color-Keyed” connections to reduce installer errors.

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Protecting Against Surges with Mersen

There are many electrical risks you have to protect against, one of the most concerning being voltage surges. These spikes in power can be extremely dangerous if you do not take the proper preventative steps. Mersen is devoted to providing companies the best in technology and putting safety first, which includes protecting against surges. They […]

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Are You Compliant with New Wiring Devices Standards?

No matter the industry, you cannot be too safe when it comes to electrical wiring. The National Electric Code (NEC) is regularly updated to stay at the forefront of safety. Any hazards must be evaluated and have preventative control implemented. This includes identifying threats, creating a plan and training employees on following through. Hubbell Wiring […]

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Community Involvement: Rebuilding Together

French Gerleman has partnered with Rebuilding Together for the past 13 years for their Rebuilding Day. Rebuilding Together is a nationwide volunteer organization with a St. Louis chapter, and the day is dedicated to rebuilding or fixing houses to improve the well-being of the homeowners. Rebuilding Together has a great vetting process for homeowners, so […]

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Why Should You Choose Ergonomic Tools?

Years of labor can take their toll on workers, but long-term injuries can be minimized with the use of ergonomic tools. That’s why Greenlee is devoted to improving their tools to be more ergonomic to enhance the wellbeing of those who use them. What are Ergonomic Tools? Ergonomic tools are designed not only to decrease […]

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French Gerleman Product and Technology Expo Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the St. Charles Convention Center for our Product and Technology Expo last week! We were excited to see lots of familiar faces, as well as some new ones! All in all, we had more than 400 people attend. We also had 91 exhibit booths representing 77 different companies […]

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Don’t Forget to Register for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

It’s almost here! Our Product and Technology Expo is just around the corner, so if you haven’t registered yet, now’s your chance! Time is running out to pre-register, so go to www.fg2018expo.com to register, see the full schedule of training sessions, get directions and more. You can also register for live text updates the day […]

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When It Comes to Motor Repair, You Have Options

Motors are what keep many companies running, so when one needs repair, a quick turnaround is essential. At French Gerleman, we understand minimizing downtime is important, so we make the process as simple as possible for you, and respond quickly. We offer free pick-up and delivery when you have a motor needing repair. Our delivery […]

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Registration Now Open for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo is next month, and registration has opened!  You can register online, see who is exhibiting, get directions, and more at www.fg2018expo.com. Check in for the Expo starts at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, and exhibits continue until 5:00 p.m. Who should attend? There will be a comprehensive mix […]

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