“No outsider, including me, really understands it,” veteran Connecticut journalist Colin McEnroe once said of Bridgeport. Recognized as the largest city in Connecticut, with a population of about 150,000, it is the fifth largest city in New England. Due to its proximity to New York, it is a favored location for movie sets, for films such as Indiana Jones, Die Hard, and Without a Trace, and is also the home of the first of the Subway restaurant franchise.
From the 1870s until the early 1900s, Bridgeport became the major industrial center and home to a varied population of immigrants. Population swelled from 25,000 to 100,000 in a short period of time, and by the 20th century, manufacturing dominated Bridgeport’s economy. But on Monday, August 16, 1915, one thousand women corset workers – the majority of them immigrants — struck the Warner Corset Company, demanding an eight-hour work day. “Chaos reigned in manufacturing circles,” declared the Bridgeport Herald as other unskilled and semi-skilled workers struck the city’s factories, garment shops, foundries, rubber works, and laundries, all demanding the eight-hour day. The eight hour workday became the national norm, and it all began in Bridgeport.
We are grateful to these valiant iconoclasts, because otherwise there would be no limit to the demands on our time. But there is one occupation for whom the eight hour workday is completely irrelevant, and that is the locksmith industry. The last thing you want to hear from your locksmith at twelve midnight when you are standing out in the rain, locked out of your home or car, is that they are sorry but they only work eight hours a day! Fast, reliable and efficient, SURE Lock & Key maintains a 24/7 mobile unit, outfitted with the latest state of the art equipment to assist you at any hour of the day or night. Victims of theft or property damage can have their locks changed and refitted minutes after discovery of the crime affording you and your family, at the very least, a good night’s sleep, free of worry.
Luckily, the locksmith industry chose not to join the fray, preferring to avail themselves to their customers whenever their services were required. SURE Lock & Key stands for customer service and fair pricing, and boast a litany of five star reviews on Yelp as well as a 100% response rate. SURE Lock & Key are at your service an extra 16 hours a day.