Monthly Archives: March 2018

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 fleet is always ready to transport your motor to be repaired overnight or with same day service. This can save you hundreds of dollars in transportation and downtime, and the headache of arranging moving your motors yourself.

Please note, due to variances in our delivery fleet, our free pick-up and delivery offer does have a weight limit which varies by branch. Larger weight motors or father delivery zones may require additional freight charges.  Please contact a French Gerleman team member for additional information.

What is typically included with repairs?

There are lots of reasons a motor may need repair and we address them, ensuring that your motor is cleaned, in working order, balanced, and looking like new when we return it to you.

  • Repair
  • Rewind
  • Paint
  • Balance Rotor
  • Performance Test
  • New Bearings
  • Varnish Windings
  • Steam Clean

When a motor fails, should you repair it or replace it?

If your motor is 25 horsepower and lower, it may be a better investment to purchase a new motor. Consider a cost factor of 60% of the new price when replacing. If a new motor does seem like the best option for you, we have an extensive in-stock inventory and competitive prices. Make sure to contact us for a quote so we can help you get up and running again.

However, often it is more cost efficient to repair your motors. We repair a variety of brands including:

AC Motors
  • ABB
  • Baldor
  • Bodine
  • Leeson/Lincoln
  • Marathon
  • Minarik
  • Reuland
  • Sew
  • Siemens
  • Sterling
  • Teco
  • Universal
  • WEG Electric
DC Motors
  • ABB
  • Baldor
  • Bodine
  • Leeson/Lincoln
  • Siemens

Repairs are also available for clutches, pump motors, hazardous heavy-duty motors, and welding equipment.

Don’t worry, call French Gerleman.

There’s no need to panic if one of your motors goes down. You have options, and you can count on French Gerleman when you have motor repair needs. If you’d like to learn more, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager, or call 314-213-5807 for a quote.

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 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 of more than 80 industry-leading manufacturers presenting dozens of training sessions covering a variety of topics.

Training sessions will cover topics in automation, industrial network solutions, lighting, power quality, data communication, personal/machine safety, and much more. French Gerleman and our partners have extensive industry knowledge that we’re sharing to help make you more competitive and productive.

If you see yourself in the list below, then you’ll want to come and participate in our exhibits and seminars.

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Plant Managers
  • Engineers
  • IT/MIS
  • Property Managers
  • Purchasing
  • Job/Site Foremen
  • Facility Management
  • Maintenance
  • Production
  • Safety/EHS
  • Operations
  • Business Owners
  • Finance

Don’t wait, register for our Product and Technology Expo today! To register or learn more, go to

Jan-San Supplies Now Available from French Gerleman

All businesses need cleaning supplies, whether for janitorial purposes or sanitation. Recently, French Gerleman started including distributing janitorial and sanitation (Jan-San) supplies as an extension of our Stock Optimization Program.

What is Jan-San?

Companies often need a baseline of supplies to ensure their employees are properly cared for and to keep their facility running smoothly.

  • Paper Products: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, toilet seat covers, wipers and more.  We can also help you with breakroom supplies.
  • Skin Care: commonly include hand soap, hand sanitizers and rehydrating lotions.
  • Trash Can Liners: offered in both high density and linear low density in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to fit your needs.
  • Chemicals: typically include cleaners like disinfectants, floor cleaners and degreasers. French Gerleman now offers the complete Simple Green line including the Original Simple Green for industrial applications, Crystal Simple Green for the food and beverage applications and Extreme Simple Green for tough applications. Samples and demos are available upon request. We can provide a site survey of your stocked Jan-San chemicals to identify potentially better solutions for your applications and ways to consolidate the chemicals you use.  Ask us for more information.
  • Equipment: includes vacuums, mops, buckets and more depending on the individual needs of your facility.
  • Hygiene: include feminine hygiene and air care products.
  • Matting: entrance, logoed and anti-fatigue matting solutions to improve facility productivity. French Gerleman has partnered with The Andersen Company, a leader in matting solutions. Ask about our free matting audit.

How it Works

French Gerleman makes it easy by keeping track of your inventory and restocking as needed.  Consolidate your vendors by letting French Gerleman take care of your core Jan-San needs.

For customers that already take advantage of French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program, adding janitorial and sanitation supplies is an effortless decision. Not only does it save time, it saves money with better systems, better products and allows you to implement just-in-time inventory.

Environmentally Friendly

French Gerleman focuses on suppliers who manufacture cleaning supplies that are safe for employees to handle, as well as being more environmentally friendly. French Gerleman has partnered with Simple Green to supply much of their selection of cleaning supplies. Simple Green’s high-quality, safe products, are often multi-purpose resulting in fewer cleaners for you to inventory.

If you are interested in learning more about how French Gerleman can help you with your janitorial and sanitation supplies, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager.

Register for French Gerleman’s Bracketology Battle!

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is just around the corner, and with it comes our annual Bracketology Battle! Test your prediction skills to choose the best bracket and win some awesome prizes.

Signing up is easy, just go to our Bracketology Battle site to learn more and create an account. If you participated in previous years, you will still need to re-register for this year’s contest, but you are able to use your previous login information.

Once the tournament field is announced on Sunday, March 11, you can login to pick your bracket. Throughout the tournament, you can use your account to check your scores and rankings.  All brackets must be selected prior to the start of the first game in the Round of 62 on Thursday, March 15.

The top five finishers will win the following prizes:

  1. Best Overall Bracket: Samsung 65”Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  2. Second Best Overall Bracket: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle
  3. Third Best Overall Bracket: Microsoft Xbox One X 1 TB Console
  4. Fourth Best Overall Bracket: DJ Spark Quadcopter
  5. Fifth Best Overall Bracket: Apple HomePod

What if you don’t make it to the top five? Don’t worry, you still have a chance to win. We’re giving away a Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Cooler to five randomly selected participants drawn at the conclusion of the tournament.

Get ready for the 2018 Bracketology Battle, and good luck!