Marion residents used to have to travel to the south side of Cedar Rapids to obtain industrial hardware, construction supplies and custom hydraulic hoses.

“The only option for hoses was to drive clear to the other side of town, and there was no place in Marion to buy bulk hardware,” said Jerry Crow about his decision to open Crowbar’s Hardware and Hydraulic Hose on the east side of Marion.

“After hearing that from hundreds of people, I figured who better to do it than me?”

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