U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman threw on an orange apron and got to work at the Sheridan Home Depot this week.
The hour-long shift was an opportunity for the Wyoming Republican to learn about challenges the business has and its role in the community.
“In a little under an hour at Home Depot, she talked about the values held by the company and their impact on the Sheridan community,” Chris Berardi, a spokesperson for Hageman said. “The store is preparing for their busy season where they provide many area residents with their spring project needs.”
Hageman was given a personalized orange apron with her name, mountains and the Wyoming Bucking Horse and Rider drawn on it.
She also got to learn about a few of the regulations that are inhibiting the business.
One of her 2022 campaign promises was to cut down on government regulation.
Many businesses in Wyoming and America have also been impacted by supply chain shortages and rampant inflationary pressures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hardware stores like Home Depot are ramping up for their busy spring season, a time when many homeowners head outdoors with hammer, nail and paintbrush to start beautifying their residences. (
She also visited with customers at the store, but Berardi said she did not ring up purchases.
While in Sheridan, Hageman also visited EMIT Technologies and Agape Health, and Admiral Beverage in Worland. The visits were part of a larger town hall tour she held this week in Northern Wyoming.
“Harriet believes that as a representative of the people it’s important to meet and talk with Wyomingites all across the state,” Berardi said.