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Kenneth Clark

Editor in Chief

Ken Clark has covered hardware stores, lumberyards and the building product distribution industry since 2006. He's a graduate of Indiana University and a supporter of the Embrace Kids Foundation. 


October 2020

Interesting news from Wall Street, where market caps are out of whack.
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December 2020

Hardware and building supply stocks climbed up the charts on Dec. 3.

Hardware and building supply stocks finished lower on Wall Street on Dec. 2.

Hardware and building supply stocks produced mixed results on Dec. 1.

Old Masters redesigns labels for Wiping Stain and Gel Stain lines.

Energy Save Technology powers new line of heaters.

November 2020

Here’s how congressional leaders who spoke at NLBMDA events fared in November

Hardware and building supply stocks took a step back on Monday.

Louisville's Brownsboro Hardware keeps a tradition in motion.

Retailer agrees to $17.5 million total settlement with 46 states.

Here's the highlight reel of the week's top stories and major insights.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 30,000 on Tuesday. That's a record.

A closely watched index slips after a relatively flat October.

CEO says rival’s big investment doesn’t affect Lowe’s MRO approach

How has the shop-local movement fared during the pandemic?

A closer look at some exceptionally large third-quarter numbers.

The highlight reel of recent insights from

Maintenance, repair and operations generate growing interest.

Hemlock Hardware and RP Lumber join HBSDealer in an eCommerce discussion.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on Nov. 19.

In a period calling for safety and convenience, Ace reports big numbers.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on Nov. 18.

CEO Marvin Ellison reports broad-based demand across the store.

Frontline employees to gain an extra $1 billion in annual, permanent compensation.

Forget about the Lowe’s talk, HD Supply is returning to the mother ship.

The hardware co-op had hoped to meet in Dallas in March.

Just how big is Maintenance, Repair and Operations for your business?.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on Nov. 16.

The plurality of respondents describes talk of vaccine developments as 'exciting.'

An acquisition announced, a rumor debunked and a milestone achieved.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on Nov. 12.

350,000 smart-home doorbells recalled over fire hazard

Hardware and building supply stocks were up and down Veterans Day.

From the military to business, vets share their thoughts on duty and leadership.

Hardware and building supply stocks put up positive numbers on Tuesday.

Thousands of miles and thousands of dollars for breast cancer foundation.

Distribution company fills the post of senior VP of national sales.

Vaccine talk lifts Dow Jones Industrial Average, but some stocks are left behind.

Some people are optimistic about the potential for a speedy development of a vaccine. Are you?

A minority of businesses prepared for post-election civil disturbances. Here are the numbers.

Here's the weekly highlight reel of top stories from Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.

The bulls were running on Wall Street Thursday, and hardware and building stocks posted gains.

New role to advance diversity, equality and inclusion at the paint industry giant.

HBSDealer's Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event leverages success.

Tony Jones has been promoted to vice president of finance and controller.

Brad Antoine takes reins as VP of financial planning and analysis

Industry leaders share lessons learned from successful careers.

Hardware and building supply stocks were up and down post-election day.

Advice for advancement, and a celebration of success

Did your business prepare for election-related civil disturbance?

Hardware and building supply stocks were generally upbeat on Election Day.

It was a strong day on Wall Street for hardware and building supply stocks.

Execiutive promoted to senior VP at Boise Cascade Company

US LBM bolsters its Midwest footprint, adding six units in Michigan and Indiana.

Orgill pivots to a spring Online Buying Event and a more flexible approach to shows.

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