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Kenneth Clark

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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. 

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

July 2020

A panel of experts share their thoughts on pandemic-related operations.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on July 9.

There have been only five presidents for the company since 1885. Now here's the sixth.

The Small Business Administration shared a massive file. We edited it.

The coronavirus outbreak pushes the international lawn and garden show to 2021.

The ‘Big Show’ is the latest to announce a big 2020 adjustment.

Back in 2008 private equity takes over a family business, and the rest is history.

The latest deal for American Construction Source marks California expansion.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on July 7.

Building materials company promotes Robyn Pollina from her role as CFO.

More than two-thirds of DIYers are busier than ever.

Harbor Freight’s CEO tells customers the retailer will do better.

Operation Appreciation: A tiny house is delivered to the winner of an 84 Lumber campaign.

What's your top e-commerce challenge in light of the pandemic?

Over the weekend, a Paycheck Protection Program extension.

The company says it will again defer some payments to former members.

A virtual experience will connect the industry Oct. 7-9.

Meet the 2020 class of STIHL Hardware 'Superstars.'

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on July 6.

High marks for contractors and search engines in consumer survey

Latest HBSDealer poll shows a pandemic-related boost for Made-in-USA

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on July 1.

LBM Advantage will introduce a new Advantage Leadership Conference.

June 2020

Here’s the replay from “Maintaining the Supply Chain” in a COVID world

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed June 30.

A closely watched metric remains well below pre-pandemic levels.

In today's world, what's happening with the Made in USA movement?

Hardware and building supply stocks performed well on Wall Street Monday.

New position created: executive VP and chief digital and information officer.

Essential businesses continue to come together for an essential charity.

Illinois-based dealer expands into Wyoming with acquisition.

Early season forecasts ran into a pandemic. Here's the new reader outlook.

Amid competing claims over the safety of glyphosate, a big settlement.

Hardware and building supply stocks finished the day with mixed results..

Get to know the 2020 class of STIHL Hardware All Stars

Hardware and building supply stocks finished the day lower on Wednesday.

Hardware and building supply dealers had a strong day on Wall Street Tuesday.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on June 22.

The co-op plans the relocation of its Tampa distribution center.

It's time to revisit those early-year housing starts forecasts.

Outdoor Supply Hardware establishes its own identity in the Golden State.

With supply chain uncertainty, domestic manufacturing wins golden opinions.

An upward tick in housing starts, and a nice jump in NAICS 444 sales.

Here's how readers responded to the HBSDealer poll on sales expectations.

San Jose continues to lead as the most expensive metro area in which to renovate a home.

The latest Made-in-the USA issue of HBSDealer looks at domestic manufacturing.

The Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply program is taking nominations.

Twelve years ago, Urban Outfitters planted an upscale store at a former nursery.

A pre-pandemic survey provides insights into broad consumer-spending trends.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on June 17.

Hardware and building supply stocks posted strong gains on June 16.

Concerns over the pandemic force the co-op's convention online, once again.

Sales at retailers classified as building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers were up double digits in May.

Equal opportunity advice from the president of WernerCo.

Get to know the new HBSDealer.com.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on June 11.

Jim Winn joins SPAX from National Nail Corp.

The owners of Germantown Hardware in Germantown, Tenn., have agreed to sell their business and operating assets to Central Network Retail Group.