One local shop I once worked for would hold the copper wire for a job in the shop until the job was ready to install it. Didn't really help tho - someone broke into the shop warehouse the night before a big wire delivery and drove the truck (loaded with the copper wire) right thru the warehouse door, the yard fence, and kept on a-going. They got the truck back a week or so later - the perps left it parked behind a row of commercial units and someone finally called the contractor to see if they would come move their truck outta the way.
There are 10 types of people. Those who know binary, and those who don't.