Entergy Arkansas Seeks Rate Increase in 2016

Entergy Arkansas Seeks Rate Increase in 2016
Entergy Arkansas' new substation at Mayflower, which the company completed this month. The substation was destroyed in last year's tornado.

Entergy Arkansas Inc., looking to cover improvements to its power grid and pay for the purchase of an El Dorado power plant, is seeking to raise electrical rates next year, according to a filing Friday with the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
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Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock officially spun off its real estate and copper assets late Friday into a real estate investment trust whose shares will begin trading publicly on Monday.
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USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

USA Truck CEO Paid $1.4M in Total Compensation in 2014

John Simone, the CEO and president of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, received nearly $1.4 million in salary and bonuses in 2014 according to the company's latest proxy.
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The List Largest Commercial Contractors

Largest Commercial Contractors in Arkansas list ranked by most recent year's revenue. Also includes previous year's revenue, top executive, major projects and contact info.

Rank Name 2014 Revenue President/CEO
1 VCC 687,000,000 Alley, Sam
2 Nabholz Construction Corp. 414,284,163 Hannah, Bill
3 CDI Contractors LLC 207,930,000 Garrison, Lloyd
4 Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. 137,055,400 Shell, Bob
5 C.R. Crawford Construction LLC 65,000,000 Crawford, Cody

Executive Q&A

AHTD Director Scott Bennett Says Putting Plans on Hold Could Hurt the Road

Scott Bennett began his career at the AHTD as a summer employee. After graduating college in 1989, he started working full time for the department's Planning & Research Division as a civil engineer. Bennett worked his way up through the agency until he was named the department's assistant chief engineer for planning in 2004. The Arkansas Highway Commission chose him to lead the department.