Home Depot to hold hurricane workshops
The Home Depot has announced a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season. On Saturday, July 27, the retailer will host Hurricane Preparedness Workshops at more than 700 of its stores from the Gulf Coast to New England.
Workshop leaders will cover hurricane readiness topics, including storm-prep projects, generator safety, sizing generators for specific home or business needs, and assembling disaster preparedness kits.
"Just as The Home Depot pre-plans and prepares for disasters of all types, we want to help our customers ready their homes and businesses for hurricanes," said Marvin Ellison, executive VP U.S. Stores. "We play a critical role in the disaster response infrastructure before and after storms, and we have expanded that focus to more stores and facilities in our Northern Division."
In addition to moving Workshops farther north this year, The Home Depot has expanded its hurricane-operating plan and enhanced its supply chain readiness in northern facilities, including a new rail-connected distribution depot serving Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn. The company also announced the opening of a satellite storm recovery location in Seaside Heights, N.J., for post-Sandy recovery.
Hurricane Preparedness Workshops are free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participating stores and registration information can be found at Workshops.homedepot.com.
Henry Scrubbers hit cleaning market
El Segundo, Calif.-based Henry Company has introduced a new hand and tool-cleaning product called Henry Scrubbers.
These pre-moistened towels are safe on skin and effective at cleaning asphalt or tar-based mastics, adhesives, coatings and sealants, according to the company. They are also effective for cleaning oils and greases.
Scrubbers can be used to clean hands, tools, equipment, boots, workspaces and other surfaces that inevitably get dirty during construction and repair projects. The new towels contain a water-based, non-toxic formula that cleans hard-to-remove asphalt and tar-based products.
Gerry Chavez, senior product manager for Henry, said: “We are providing [professionals and DIYers] with a new hand and tool cleaning product to help clean up the mess left behind.”
The towels are solvent-free, contain no VOCs and have a low odor.