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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. 


December 2020

An approach to winning: Entrepreneurial, Efficient and (E)nspirational.
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March 2021

Little support for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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

Unemployment update; feast or famine on the Stock Roundup.

Washington D.C. retailer shares strong views on second chances, and making differences

A heightened level of cleanliness and hygiene leads to innovation.

Presentations from John Burns Real Estate Consulting break down hot markets and general trends.

Hardware and building supply stocks rose on Wall Street once again.

Here's the breakdown of Covid-19-related work stoppages from February.

Meet the the five new hires and four promotions at the co-op headquarters.

A professional journey from cosmetics to power tools.

Century-old family-owned company promotes Ryan Plotkin.

HBSDealer will honor 50 All Stars in 2021: One from each state

Click here for all 592 pages of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

February 2021

Here's what we heard from readers about future-friendly retail features.

A deeper look at some of the record breaking numbers released in the latest Q4 earnings report.

Top stories from the week include news from Orgill and Home Depot.

Live updates from Wall Street on hardware and building supply stocks.

Fenestration industry analysts forecast an upcoming 25% growth in sales.

Fourth-quarter sales and earnings hit new highs.

Looking back at the year of pandemic, and ahead.

The latest index reading now stands at 91.3.

The world’s largest home improvement retailer posts 25% comps.

Here are the latest updates from Wall Street for hardware and building supply stocks.

Hardware and building supply stocks fell more than they rose on Monday.

A kitchen cabinet transformation in 90 seconds. Watch the short video.

The future is coming. Help us predict what it will look like.

The distributor's Spring Online Buying Event set sales records.

The Texas cold snap plays out on social media.

Here's how hardware and building supply stocks performed on Jan. 21

Not many vaccinations have been reported by poll participants.

Register to watch the webinar on best practices to handle the acceleration of data and commerce.

Another year is in the books for an important industry metric. These charts tell the story.

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

South Bay Hardware is the latest in a chain of three California Do it Best stores.

Hardware and building supply stocks finished lower, mostly, on Feb. 18.

Check out three bottom-line oriented videos from the recent virtual event.

January numbers from Census Bureau are up for the month, and way up for the year.

From Stratus Wealth Advisors, expert advice on ownership transfers.

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

Dario Skocir will bring 30 years of distribution experience to the task.

Full year and fourth quarter results set new records for the co-op.

To what extent are your company's employees vaccinated?

Now in its 10th year, Ace's 'Coolest Hardware Stores' award honors high-performers.

Here are some of the top stories from the digital pages of

Results show room for improvement when it comes to leveraging data.

Hardware and building supply stocks posted mixed results on Feb. 11

The distributor also makes good on notes to former members.

‘Difficult’ decisions in rear view mirror, Orgill prepares for strength in home improvement.

National Hardware Show will be back in Las Vegas Oct. 21-23.

Check out DaVinci’s Masterpiece Contractor projects of the year.

Growing lumberyard company acquires Dick-N-Sons Lumber.

Hardware and building supply stocks finished lower on Wall Street Feb. 9.

GreatStar Tools USA elevates Gary DuBoff to group president

Hardware and building supply stocks finished higher on a buoyant day for Wall Street.

The weekly survey looks at the proliferation of data, and our ability to handle it.

DE leads industry stocks; gas prices equal year-ago level.

Worthington Industries acquires the century-old purveyor of specialized tools and instruments.

Here are the results to the HBSDealer reader poll on the proposed $15 minimum wage.

The highlight reel of top stories from Hardware & Building Supply Dealer.

Day Three of the LBM Finance & Development Event features expertise from PLM.

The Lowe's executive VP of merchandising joins an elite group.

Day One from the HBSDealer LBM Finance & Development Conference.

Hardware and building supply stocks finished higher on Wednesday.

An extended protection plan includes a "no lemon" policy.

Hardware and building supply stocks ended the day higher, as Gamestop drops.

Hardware and building supply stocks show Monday gains.

Kitchen surface cleaners surge in a growth category, study shows.

To what extent do you support (or not) a $15 minimum wage?

Westlake Ace Hardware adds to its Pacific Northwest footprint.

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