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Why Should You Assess Your Structured Cable Requirements?

Do you know if your network infrastructure is in line? Often structured cable is only looked at when something goes wrong, or if it’s being expanded.  As such, physical network infrastructure tends to grow naturally and lose uniformity.  Updating your structured cable can seem like an overwhelming project to undertake, but is important for efficiency […]

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Copper vs. Aluminum Wire – Applications & Considerations

Copper vs. aluminum wire. Which to use? The wire and cable industry uses a variety of metal conductors, but the two most common are copper and aluminum.  Because each metal type has unique properties, they are best suited for different applications or purposes.   Copper Wire The most popular conductor used in commercial, industrial and […]

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French Gerleman, an Agilix Solutions Company, Recognized with AHTD Foundation Award

The Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) has recognized French Gerleman, an Agilix Solutions company, as a 2021 recipient of the association’s inaugural Foundation Award. The award was presented at AHTD’s Fall Meeting in Colorado Springs in late October. The AHTD is widely recognized for their work to increase the productivity, profitability, and market share […]

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Introducing Agilix Solutions: People X Performance

In July, we announced the merger of French Gerleman and IAC Supply Solutions to form Agilix Solutions, a distribution powerhouse spanning six states. Our teams have been working diligently to bring these two companies together, and today we’re proud to announce the launch of our new brand and logo.   What Does the New Name […]

Strategies for Managing your Inventory of Critical Machine Spare Parts

If you work in manufacturing or on a commercial jobsite, you’ve likely found yourself in the middle of a project when you realized that you don’t have the spare parts on hand to get the job done. You’re stuck. You’re facing costly downtime while you track down and secure what you need. The project is […]

Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set & Forget Procedures

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with […]

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Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair® 2021 Coming to Houston in November

After going virtual in 2020, Rockwell Automation announced that the 2021 Automation Fair event will be an in-person event this year, with an online hybrid experience also being offered. This year’s event will be held November 10 – 11 in Houston, Texas. As in past years, Automation Fair 2021 will feature engaging keynote presentations, interactive […]