We are now DBE Certified by the US Department of Transportation!

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Henssgen Hardware, a woman owned and operated business established in 1978, has received a national certification through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Henssgen Hardware celebrates 40 years in business in 2018. “The Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past […]

What is a Trigger Snap?

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Education is important to us here at Henssgen Hardware, and in this article we want to shine some light on the trusty Trigger Snap. Read on to learn just exactly what a trigger snap is, what makes it unique, and what a trigger snap is used for. You are likely more familiar with the bolt snap, […]

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What Does WLL Mean and Why is it Important?

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It can be confusing to decrypt all of these acronyms like SWL, NWL, WLL and MBS. But Henssgen Hardware is here for you, to educate you on terms like Working Load Limits and everything you need to know about our products. Safe Working Load, SWL, (or Normal Working Load, NWL) is an outdated term that […]


How to Age Metals for that Distressed, Vintage Look

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These days, it’s next to impossible NOT to find dozens of DIY methods of decorating, designing, updating or changing metals like brass, copper and pewter to achieve the desired look on furniture, lamps, doorknobs, drawer pulls – and just about anything else. Some techniques involve the use of toxic materials such as acetone; while others […]

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Getting Your Summer “Toys” Ready for Storage with the Right Snaps and Hooks

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If you’re asking, “Where did the summer go?” you’re not alone. We’ve already had early glimpses of autumn with cooler evenings and early mornings. If you live further north, some of the leaves may already be changing. If you’re a boat owner, you’ll want to take advantage of every sunny day before it’s time to […]

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