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Captain Hardware is the face of Tri-Supply & Equipment. While he may not sit behind a desk, answer calls, take orders, or unload trucks, he makes sure his presence is known. Captain Hardware loves to show off his knowledge and provide you with basic tips of the trade to help you be more successful on and off the job. Read more »

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As a leading construction material supplier in the Delmarva area, Tri-Supply & Equipment wants to make sure our customers are in continued compliance with job specifications.

According to DelDot, cork expansion is being phased out and rebonded rubber expansion is now the...Read more »

How many of us are literally glued to our smart phones or tablets these days? What happens when you're on the job and haven't a clue on what size concrete or mortar mixer to use?

This happens to me on a regular basis. But, FEAR NO MORE!

One of our equipment...Read more »

As winter approaches, we begin to prepare for the impending snow that may or may not happen. In efforts to be prepared as possible we stock up on calcium chloride. It has long been a staple of premium high performance deicers.

In construction the use of dry calcium chloride...Read more »

Dear Captain Hardware: As we all know too well, it’s been a long winter. Now that soaking spring rains have arrived, I’m a little worried about the state of my gutters—they went through an awful lot back in February with heavy snow and ice.

What’s the best way to check for...Read more »

After this winter, I think it is safe to say everybody has had enough of the white stuff. Snow has made this winter very difficult to complete any task on time. Every time we got a taste of spring we got more snow.

We are here to supply you with all your needs for the spring...Read more »

Did you know carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America? Stay safe with a carbon monoxide detector in your home and workplace!

During the winter you often want to stay warm. Be careful of the source of heat you are using as they...Read more »

So it has been sometime since I have posted any tips or updated info, my sincere apologies, but things have been so hectic at Tri-Supply & Equipment I haven't been able to figure out if I was coming or going. We have had a very mild winter this year, so things really have kept busy. Busy in...Read more »

According to OSHA, as of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Changes will include the name of MSDS sheets to SDS sheets, new labeling procedures, and pictograms.

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Staying hydrated during the summertime is not the only time you need to stay hydrated. Winter is no exception; in fact, dehydration is accelerated during the cold weather and at higher altitudes because the air we breathe is drier under these conditions.

Ever wonder why you...Read more »

Our homes go through changes in temperatures, weather, aging, and human abuse every season. I've composed a list of helpful tips to avoid costly repairs and keep your home running smoothly as we transition from summer to fall.

Don't wait until half way through the fall season...Read more »