The Latest News from FRM
FRM Announces New Lighting Line – ESL Vision
August 15, 2022
ESL Vision offers a wide variety of lighting fixtures, lamps and drivers with many that are manufactured in the US. They have multiple warehouses with on-site assembly to provide the quickest turnaround times available on customized products. Through their focus and dedication, ESL Vision has quickly become an industry leader in customer service and product innovation.
FRM is excited to represent ESL Vision in Florida. Please contact your local FRM representative to learn more about FRM’s latest lighting line!
FRM Welcomes Elizabeth Ralston to the TN Energy Team
July 12, 2022
We are excited to welcome Elizabeth Ralston to the FRM Energy Team. Elizabeth will be calling on our utility customers in eastern and central Tennessee. Elizabeth brings a tremendous amount of experience and market insight to the role. She held senior sales territory positions with Westinghouse and Ledvance and now brings that distribution and lighting knowledge to FRM.
Please help us welcome Elizabeth and her vast array of interests to FRM – by the way, anyone needing insight on restoring vintage cars, let her know, she’s currently working on her M38 A1 military jeep to go along with her 1953 Ford F100 truck.
FRM Energy Now Represents Cecil Composites In Florida and Georgia
June 27, 2022
Cecil Composites manufacturers composite poles. Cecil Composites was established to offer a fresh, innovative approach to fulfilling the demand for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite poles. Their team has more than 50 years of experience designing, manufacturing and shipping built-to-order poles in both the commercial and public sectors.
Composite poles require minimal maintenance and can last up to 80 years – longevity that leads to savings. And since they’re lightweight, they’re easy to store, transport and install.
Contact your Florida FRM Energy Sales rep for more information or visit: https://cecilcomposites.com/
FRM Now Represents Venture Lighting in Florida
June 26, 2022
Venture Lighting offer a world class range of LED Lighting Solutions, combining the very best in LED technology with unequalled service from one of the worlds leading light source innovators. With products ranging from high bays, panels, area lighting, floods, lamps and so many more, Venture Lighting has the products you need for your next lighting project.
Contact your Florida FRM Sales rep for more information or visit: https://www.venturelighting.com/
IMARK Electrical Recognizes 2021 Platinum Agency Sales Rep Firms
June 20, 2022
The IMARK Electrical Platinum program recognizes agency rep firms that are fully engaged with IMARK and its member companies. The IMARK Platinum programs acts as a guide for agency rep firms that wish to make the most of their status as the sales representative for one or more IMARK Electrical preferred suppliers.
FRM Is proud to have earned IMARK Platinum award status in 2021.
Jay McMullen Joins Our Tennessee Sales Team
April 28, 2022
FRM is excited to welcome Jay McMullen to the team. Jay was born and raised in the Kansas City, MO area and studied Geography at University of Central Missouri and Business Administration at Avila University. Jay joined Milbank in 2014 as a consultant for the Powergen Division. Since then, Jay has held many roles, lastly Director of Sales. Before joining Milbank, Jay owned a power generation sales company focused on buying and selling engines and generators primarily for oil field applications. Prior to this, Jay worked for Foley Equipment (CAT) running the Power Solutions division and has held senior leadership positions at other multi-national equipment manufacturers.
FRM Welcomes Tyler Sanborn to the Team
April 27, 2022
FRM is excited to welcome the addition of Tyler Sanborn as an Outside Salesman supporting Richmond, VA and the Tidewater area. Tyler brings 10+ years of leadership and coaching experience coupled with a competitive drive that led him to play professional basketball. His ability to plan, execute and deliver will benefit him greatly in our industry. Tyler will be working closely with our FRM team to learn the ins and outs of our business over the next several months as he enters the market.
Tyler is a graduate of Guilford College in 2010 where he played Basketball. After graduating, Tyler played NBA Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers and played professionally in both Spain and France for two seasons. As a recipient of many awards and accolades on the court, Tyler then took his basketball career to the next level as Assistant Basketball Coach at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, VA. After 5 successful seasons as an Assistant Coach, Tyler accepted the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ferrum College located in Ferrum, VA where he spent the last 5 years. As Head Coach, Tyler was responsible for all aspects of the Men’s Basketball program at an NCAA Division III institution which included recruitment, budget management, fundraising, marketing, and developing student-athletes. Tyler brings a unique skill set to our team and a competitive drive to excel in this next chapter of his career.
FRM Extends API Representation Across Entire Footprint.
April 19, 2022
We now represent Advanced Pedestals, Inc. (API) across our entire footprint. The mission of API is “ to manufacture and ship “picture perfect”, high quality products in a timely manner. We strive to be a true partner with our customers and vendors. Our customer service will outperform all others. We will be your most reliable and valuable resource. We believe in the power of our greatest asset… the employees. We empower each employee to make decisions based on honesty, integrity, and true moral values. At FRM we appreciate these values and are proud to represent this line in these additional markets.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Energy Sales Rep or visit: https://www.api-plastics.com/
FRM Now Represents Curri Across Our Footprint.
March 29, 2022
FRM now represents Curri across our seven state footprint. Curri is the all-in-one logistics platform helping distributors move material fast, reliably, and professionally. Having your own fleet means hiring and retaining drivers, truck leasing, maintenance, fuel, and insurance. Supplementing your fleet with Curri gives you the flexibility you need. Got a customer who is off your main route? Book a Hotshot. Need an extra truck to help out when a driver is out? Book a Daily Route. Curri can fill in when your fleet is all booked and your business enjoys seasonal peaks. With Curri, you can scale up or down as your business needs. To get a demo or try it out – call us today.
To learn more about Curri, talk with your local FRM Sales rep or visit www.curri.com
FRM Expands Representation of Advance Ballast and Philips Lamps to SC
March 15, 2022
FRM now represents Advance Ballast and Philips Lamps from Signify in South Carolina. Signify has an extensive line of Advance ballast and LED drivers available. The Philips lamp line provides you a market leading brand for your LED lamps and tubes, as well as conventional. We are proud to represent this manufacturer across the entire FRM footprint.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Sales rep or visit: httpshttps://www.usa.lighting.philips.com/home?remember_customer_type=professional
FRM Expands Representation of Commodity Cables to FL
February 21, 2022
FRM now represents Commodity Cables across our entire seven state footprint. Commodity Cables concentrates on price sensitive commodity items and has local inventory so you can get your product quickly! Product categories include network cables, category cables, home automation cables, fire, alarm and coaxial cables.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Sales rep or visit: https://www.commoditycables.com/
FRM is now representing EOI Lighting
January 31, 2022
FRM is excited to offer EOI Lighting to our customers in AL, GA, FL Panhandle, NC, SC and VA. EOI is actively leading the transition to a 21st-century ecosystem by championing Utilities, Municipalities and Co-op’s to redefine the way they use energy-saving lighting technologies. Cutting-edge technologies, exceptionally engineered products, and US manufacturing facilities provide customers with the most reliable and competitive choices for their applications.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Energy Sales rep or visit: https://eoilighting.com/
FRM is Hiring
January 27, 2022
Our Charlotte office is hiring an insides sales associate and we are hiring an Inside Sales Manager in our Norcross office. If you are interested in either of these positions – visit www.frminc.com/careers for more information and to submit a resume.
FRM Welcomes Chad Henderson to the Sales Team
January 18, 2022
We are excited to announce the hiring of Chad Henderson, Sales Specification Specialist for FRM, supporting our sales efforts in GA/AL/FL Panhandle.
Chad brings extensive knowledge and experience to the FRM Team. Chad was with Leviton for the last three years as an Industrial Specifications Specialist. Prior to Leviton, Chad spent thirteen years with Harger Lightning and Grounding as RSM and Eastern US Manager. Chad has also spent time on the distribution side of our business, working for CED as a Manager of the Gainesville, GA PC for seven years. His entry into our industry was with T&B where he spent three years as Inverter Sales Manager.
FRM Donates to 20 Local Charities
January 3, 2022
FRM has donated to 20 worthy causes with their help of their associates. FRM associates submitted charities and causes that are important to them and through a random drawing 20 charities were chosen and a total of $10,000 was divided evenly between the charities.
Each year FRM has been able to increase the number of charities supported, the first year it was three, in 2020 it was 10 and in 2021 we are proudly donated to 20 great organizations with a $500 donation to each. Donations are being sent to a variety of great organizations – from foster children, cancer research, veteran support, service dog training, food banks and several other charities.
“We have been blessed and are very happy to be in a position to help other that are in need. Being able to support causes that are important to members of the FRM family is special and a great way to celebrate the holidays.” – Tom Pierce, FRM Principal.
Now representing Globalux in Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle
November 29, 2021
We are extending our representation of Globalux to Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. GlobaLux is the source of a broad range of lighting products with uncompromising emphasis on energy efficiency, superior materials and optical performance. GlobaLux provides a wide range of indoor and outdoor residential products that include decorative sconces, decorative ceiling, vanity lights and area lights. The commercial offering includes, exit signs and emergency lighting, areas lights, wall mounted, surface mounted and recessed fixtures.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Sales Rep or visit: https://www.globalux.com/
We now represent API in Virginia, North and South Carolina
November 17, 2021
We are extending our representation of Advanced Pedestals, Inc. to include Virginia, North and South Carolina. The mission of API is “ to manufacture and ship “picture perfect”, high quality products in a timely manner. We strive to be a true partner with our customers and vendors. Our customer service will outperform all others. We will be your most reliable and valuable resource. We believe in the power of our greatest asset… the employees. We empower each employee to make decisions based on honesty, integrity, and true moral values . ‘ At FRM we appreciate these values and are proud to represent this line in these additional markets.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Energy Sales Rep or visit: https://www.api-plastics.com/
FRM Adds Penta Electrical Safety Products
November 9, 2021
FRM is excited to add Penta Electrical Safety Products to their energy product offering to their customers in AL, GA, FL, NC, SC and VA. Penta Electrical Safety Products is a leader in electrical safety products manufacturing. Based on over 70+ years of experience, with a focus on the utility and industrial markets. From the site generation of electricity through transmission and distribution, both overhead and underground, Penta products have been designed to help electrical workers do their jobs safely and efficiently!
To learn more about the available products, please contact your FRM Energy Sales Rep or visit: https://pentaesp.com/
FRM Welcomes Sal Martelli to the Sales Leadership Team
November 2, 2021
FRM is excited to have Sal Martelli join the team as a sales manager for Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee . Sal brings more than 20 years of sales and industry experience. His extensive knowledge and success in team building, formulating business, channel and product strategy will be a huge asset to our FRM team.
Sal’s experience most recently includes sales leadership with TPC Wire & Cable and prior to that spent over five years with Erico. Welcome to the team Sal!
FRM Adds American Polymer Company to Their Florida Offering
October 4, 2021
FRM is excited to offer American Polymer Company products to their Florida customers. The American Polymer team has a combined 50+ years experience in both polymer and traditional concrete manufacturing, with a focus on materials science and process technologies. American Polymer Company serves the electrical, utility, and telecommunications markets in North America and the Caribbean. They take pride in having some of the shortest leadtimes in the industry and can ship most orders out same or next day. All of the manufacturing is done in South Florida.
To learn more about the available products, please contact your Florida FRM Salesrep or visit: https://www.apcunderground.com/home
FRM Welcomes Andrew Wessel to the Sales Leadership Team
August 24, 2021
FRM is excited to have Andrew Wessel join the team as a sales manager for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Andrew brings 15 years of distribution experience and extensive history calling on EPC firms.
Andrew is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He began his career with Rexel USA in 2006, holding various roles throughout the organization, including Sales Trainee, Outside Sales, Branch Manager, District Manager and most recently, District Vice President.
Having Andrew join the sales leadership team in Charlotte brings his years of team building, sales building expertise and solution selling. “Andrew’s experience and industry knowledge will be a huge asset for our sales team. His proven leadership, sales and market experience will be a great addition and we are excited to welcome him to the FRM team” Tom Pierce, FRM Principal.
FRM Adds GlobaLux to Their Lighting Offering
August 16, 2021
FRM is excited to announce that as of August 1st, 2021, we are the official representatives of GlobaLux Lighting in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. GlobaLux is the source of a broad range of lighting products with uncompromising emphasis on energy efficiency, superior materials and optical performance. GlobaLux provides a wide range of indoor and outdoor residential products that include decorative sconces, decorative ceiling, vanity lights and area lights. The commercial offering includes, exit signs and emergency lighting, areas lights, wall mounted, surface mounted and recessed fixtures.
GlobaLux Lighting is a great addition to the comprehensive lighting offering available from FRM. We will be showcasing the new products in the market but call us if you have any questions or need additional information.
Founded over forty years ago as a Southern California based manufacturer, GlobaLux is the source of a broad range of lighting products with uncompromising emphasis on energy efficiency, superior materials, and optical performance. Global manufacturing facilities and component sourcing have enabled us to develop a wide range of specification grade lighting products. Today, GlobaLux not only provides great quality products, but can offer them in a range of cost-efficient options with short lead-times.
If you don’t see the exact design solution for your project from among our broad product offering, GlobaLux gives you the freedom to create the lighting solution you want. From stock to modifications to custom, we offer a broad array of options to meet your specific needs. To support job situations requiring quick turnaround, we maintain sufficient inventory levels on many items to meet your quantity requirements. Select from the following programs to meet your needs. Click to visit their website
FRM Adds EvoCharge to their Offering
August 11, 2021
FRM is excited to announce that as of August 1st, 2021, we are the official representatives of EvoCharge in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. EvoCharge is the industry leader in electric vehicle charging solutions. The offering includes charging stations and cable management solutions for both residential and commercial usage. With the increase in electric vehicles on the road, FRM is excited to be representing such high quality in demand products.
We will be showcasing the new products in the market but call us if you have any questions or need additional information. You can also visit their website at https://evocharge.com/ to learn more about the differences in products for home and commercial, the tax credits available and how an electric vehicle charger can increase your property value.
EvoCharge is an industry leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions and cable management systems. EvoCharge provides true Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) charging stations and cable management solutions for home and commercial use. As a trusted partner of electric vehicle charging stations, our goal is to make charging your electric vehicle easy, safe, reliable, and cost-effective, whether you’re looking to upgrade to a Level 2 system or want to streamline your charging experience with better cable management.