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French Gerleman Attains Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy BizSavers™ Platinum Trade Ally Status

The Trade Ally Tier System Rewards Top Performing Trade Allies Based on Energy Savings and the Number of Completed Projects

August 2013: ST. LOUIS, MO
– French Gerleman is pleased to announce it has attained Platinum Trade Ally Status from Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy BizSavers program, the Program’s most elite tier.  Ameren Missouri's ActOnEnergy BizSavers program offers cash incentives and technical assistance to commercial, industrial, government, not-for-profit, and other business electric customers to help cut energy costs and usage.

An independent distributor of electrical, automation, datacom, power transmission and safety products, French Gerleman assists customers with lighting, motor/drives, solar, data center, and custom projects under the program. 

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the number of customers who want to become more energy efficient to meet their environmental and economic goals,” said Adam Ruebsam, French Gerleman’s vice president of industrial and commercial sales.

A registered Ameren Missouri Trade Ally since its inception in 2009, French Gerleman attained Platinum status by surpassing five million kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved and completing more than 50 projects in conjunction with its customers.  To date, French Gerleman has helped its customers save more than six million kWh through more than 80 completed projects.  French Gerleman has assisted customers with needs assessments, identifying qualifying upgrades, and successfully applying for ActOnEnergy BizSavers cash incentives. 

“French Gerleman has an experienced team who excel at helping their customers take full advantage of Ameren Missouri's energy efficiency incentives,” said Shelly Hendry, program manager for the ActOnEnergy BizSavers program.  “Their expertise in promoting energy efficiency makes them one of Ameren Missouri's top-performing allies in educating businesses about why investing in energy efficiency is a smart idea.”

The Ameren Missouri ActOnEnergy BizSavers Platinum Trade Ally status gives French Gerleman an edge by making the company readily accessible to customers seeking energy efficiency equipment and specialists.

“We are excited to continue partnership with Ameren Missouri and help lead the effort to provide energy efficient solutions to businesses within the Ameren Missouri footprint,” said Ruebsam.  “We look forward to continuing to help customers identify financially feasible solutions to meet their energy reduction goals.”

About French Gerleman:

French Gerleman is the region’s leading supplier of electrical, automation, datacom, power transmission, and safety products and services to industrial, commercial and construction markets.  Based in St. Louis, MO, French Gerleman has locations in Quincy, IL; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; and Washington, MO.  For more information, visit

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