Construction Archive

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

Bold Team Provides Peek at Arkansas' First Legal Pot Operation

by Kyle Massey 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Bold Team LLC is growing the state's first legal marijuana in Cotton Plant. Arkansas Business took a tour of the company's $6 million operation.

In Buyers' Market, Little Rock Office Towers Look to Sell

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

With several big pieces of the downtown Little Rock skyline in play, it's a tower buyer's market. Amid a stagnant office market, for-sale signs are competing with space for rent. Leading the way is the 24-story Bank of America Plaza.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Bob East Talks About New Direction of Advanced Cabling Systems

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Bob East discusses the factors that led him to sell Advanced Cabling Systems last month.

Mini-Storage Transaction Surpasses $8.3M Mark (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Self-Storage Capital Partners of Philadelphia bought the 574-unit mini-storage project in midtown Little Rock.

Oklahoma Board to Consider New Poultry House Location Rules

by Associated Press 2/7/2019 01:26 pm

The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture is set to consider measures Tuesday that would establish regulations for the location of poultry operations.

No One Hurt After Fire Breaks Out at El Dorado Refinery

by Associated Press 2/7/2019 01:23 pm

Officials say no one was hurt after a fire broke out at an oil refinery in southern Arkansas.

Storm Ices Oklahoma, Threatens Tornadoes in Arkansas

by Associated Press 2/7/2019 01:08 pm

A storm system brought ice to Oklahoma overnight, leaving roads slick and causing numerous schools to close, while tornadoes are possible in neighboring Arkansas.

Riverdale Office Building Sold for $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/7/2019 10:24 am

Cline Construction Group of Little Rock will soon move to the only vacant space at a multi-tenant office building in the Riverdale area of Little Rock.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

In the Internet of Things, Many Things to Worry About

by Marty Cook 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The convenience of computer networks and smartphones and data-sharing devices — the “internet of things” — can seem a godsend to those who appreciate the speed and ease of staying connected. For others, the all-inclusiveness of the IoT — eye-oh-tee, as most tech people say — means a constant battle for security.

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

by Kyle Massey 2/4/2019 12:00 am

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution.

Lindsey Road Project Sells for $10.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Affiliates of Eliken Property Management of New York purchased the 557,950-SF industrial project in east Little Rock.

Lem Tull, Co-Founder of Crafton Tull, Dies at 85

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2019 10:52 am

Engineering firm Crafton Tull of Rogers announced Friday the death of its co-founder, Lemuel "Lem" Henry Tull. He died Thursday at the age of 85.

US Employers Add Robust 304K Jobs; Joblessness Up to 4 Percent

by Associated Press 2/1/2019 07:37 am

U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.

Hytrol Cranks Out New Lab At Arkansas State

by Todd Traub 1/30/2019 01:53 pm

Arkansas State University and Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. have unveiled an on-campus, materials handling lab complete with the type of working conveyor that Hytrol makes.

US Pending Home Sales Fell 2.2 Percent in December

by Associated Press 1/30/2019 09:32 am

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December with affordability pressures causing interest from would-be buyers to fall.

Solar Advocates, Audubon Trumpet Bill to Let Nonprofits Reap Savings

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2019 11:50 am

Adam Fogleman, Pulaski County's attorney, a wide-ranging coalition of counties, environmentalists and renewable energy industry players back new net metering legislation.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2019 10:05 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces the following appointments.