1959 — Kelly Plourde begins his career, working in the warehouse of his father’s agency, handling building wire.
1973 — Kelly Plourde Sales, Inc. is founded as Kelly assumes retail division of Hatfield Wire & Cable (Safeguard) from the RJ Bork Company.
1978 — KPS appointed as representative for several lines such as Woods Wire & Gardner Bender
1984 — KPS adds inside and outside sales personnel to fuel market growth
1990 — KPS expands and adds a Full-time Service division developed by Chris Plourde.
1996 — KPS service staff grows to 6 permanent service reps.
1999 – KPS expands and moves from their Bloomington, MN office into new facilities located in Eagan, MN.
2005 – Chris Plourde assumes role as President of KPS
2007 – KPS expands again and moves into a larger facility located in Edina, MN
2009 – KPS merges with Front Row Sales and Marketing HQ in Chicago with 7 employees selling and servicing Mills Fleet Farm and Blains Farm & Fleet.