Monthly Archives: January 2016

First Aid Kit Inventory Management – Made Easy!

Replenishing your First Aid Kit Shouldn’t Create a Headache

First aid kits are something that we all have, but don’t necessarily think about very often. At least, we try not to, because that means we haven’t needed to use them! But it’s important to keep your first aid kits up to date and filled. The last thing you want to happen in case of an emergency, is open your first aid kit only to realize you’re out of what you needed.

That’s why we’re announcing a new French Gerleman Featured Service: First Aid Kit- Managed Inventory Program.

This program is perfect for industrial or construction applications and is a great way to stay organized in the new year. Whether you are looking to implement a new safety kit program for your business or you’re simply interested in a reliable partner to take over management of an existing program, we can help!

Program Benefits:

  • Monthly inspection and replenishment (includes check, clean and organize)
  • No minimum purchases or service charges
  • Customize your program and safety kit content
  • Keep your existing safety kits and products
  • Reps are not paid on commission
  • More cost-effective than national programs

For more information on our First Aid Kit Managed Inventory program, contact Steve Williams, Safety Division Manager, at 314-213-5859 or

If you’re just looking to reorder items for your first aid kit or pick up a new one, just visit the first aid section of the site HERE.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the New Year

With the start of the New Year, you might be looking into clean, renewable energy, and reducing your company’s carbon footprint. There have been some recent changes that we wanted to bring to your attention.

Congress recently announced their plans to extend federal solar and wind energy tax credits in an effort to generate 50% of our nation’s electricity from clean energy sources by the year 2030. By doing so, we can reduce our oil dependency, help combat climate change and increase national security. So what are you waiting for?  Now is the perfect time to take that step and invite clean energy into your business!

According to business groups and analysts, the extensions will support tens of billions of dollars in new investments as well as hundreds of thousands of new jobs throughout the United States. 2015 was a huge year for solar adoption in the United States, and with this push from Congress it’s exciting to see the continued growth in 2016.

Solar energy is becoming more of a standard features in both business environments and in residential thanks to the continued support of the green energy movement. The cost of solar energy have fallen more than 20% in the past year and nearly 80% over the past five years. Solar energy is a constant that we can rely on and never fear the roller coaster effect of pricing that we have grown accustomed to with the oil industry. The Wall Street Journal says it best in a recent article when they say, “solar energy is the future; you can’t stop it.”

In a past blog, we focused on how the falling oil prices can effect clean, renewable energy. Many people were worried the dropping oil prices would be a threat to the entire clean energy economy, however that is not the case. In reality, the lower oil prices have almost no impact on solar or wind energy. Nothing to worry about, just rejoice as you fill up your vehicle for a fraction of the cost!

Recycle_puzzleTo help you get the most of your clean energy investment, our local stock includes a complete offering of products designed to reduce energy consumption and save you money. We carry products ranging from efficient lighting, motors, controls, variable frequency drives, vehicle charging stations, solar, energy management systems, recycling, wind, green data centers and much more!


You can learn more about our entire clean energy solutions HERE.  Interested in learning more or getting your business on the right track to reduce your carbon footprint in 2016? Give your account manager a call today or contact us HERE.



Pro Football Pick’Em Challenge Winners

Thank you for participating in our 4th annual Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge! We had more than 450 participants this year and we appreciate your help making this promotion a success. 

Congratulations to all of the winners and we hope you will all participate in our next promotion! 

Announcing the winners of the Top Five Finisher prizes!  It was a long and hard-fought season!  Here are the 5 participants who came out on top!

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2015 Pro Pick Sponsors

French Gerleman Awarded the ElectricSmarts 2015 Distributor Top 10 “Smarty Awards”

We are excited to announce that we were recently named a “Smarty Award” winner by ElectricSmarts for 2015. The awards were given to the top 10 distributors ranked by content page views on their network.

ElectricSmarts is a network created to provide web-based product marketing and education services. Their mission is to enhance communication and provide additional value across all levels of the supply chain and improving efficiency of already strong channels.

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Last year, we won a similar award from ElectricSmarts for surpassing a quarter million network views, but thanks to the support of our customers like you, this year we have surpassed the quarter million network views.

Learn more about the Smarty Awards and the other award winners HERE. Thank you to ElectricSmarts for their ongoing support and for this award. We look forward to seeing how we do in 2016!  

Ring in the New Year with French Gerleman

Happy New Year! Have you made your requisite new year’s resolutions (or at least thought about making one)? Perhaps it’s your goal to lose weight, eat healthier, spend more time with family or so on. But how about a New Year’s Resolution for your business? For 2016, let us help you stay more organized and take a weight off your shoulders with our logistics and support.

Whether you’re looking to save money, be more productive, or save time with ordering, we’re here to help and make your life easier. Don’t take on the additional headache and stress for 2016, we aim to ease the process and help make the logistics run smoothly. Need next day delivery? No problem, we have the stock and fleet of trucks necessary for a quick turnaround.

Green_imageIf you’re interested in reducing waste and conserving natural resources, we can help manage your bulk recycling! If you’re interested in setting up a bulk recycling program for your company, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager or contact us to review our available program options.  To see the full list of program guidelines and learn more, visit our recycling service page HERE.

If you’re looking for ways to save time this year, look no further than our online ordering platform, eQuote! With eQuote, we have streamlined the ordering process to offer easy and efficient ordering and quotes in one central location. See more about this convenient ordering platform HERE.

Five Divisions Blog

Let French Gerleman help your business with our logistical offerings, including quick delivery, the largest warehouse and inventory in the area and extensive benefits for customers including kitting and job storage. To see how you can improve your business by leveraging French Gerleman’s logistics, be sure to check out our detailed blog HERE.

At French Gerleman, we want to help make 2016 the best year yet for your business. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and helping you meet your goals for the new year.