Hardware stores are ‘essential’ for work-at-home employees

Why your local hardware store managed to stay above water during the quarantine

Every day, I get a Google reminder to verify when new stock for Simpson Strong Tie’s 12-gauge ZMAX galvanized staircase angle brackets come in. In July 2020, I didn’t even know what these were. I’ve recently ordered aluminum downspout bands, galvanizing compound spray, joist hangers and external hex flange hex-head st…

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