Construction Archive

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.

9 Years After Recession Began, Some States Still Unrecovered

by Jeff Amy, Associated Press 5/18/2017 12:29 pm

Call them the unrecovered — a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession.

SCA Pharmaceuticals to Build 90K-SF Plant in Connecticut

by Lance Turner 5/17/2017 09:42 am

SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock plans to build a new 90,000-SF manufacturing facility in Windsor, Connecticut.

Jobs Mix Keeps Unemployment Low in Faulkner County

by Lance Turner 5/16/2017 01:43 pm

The decline of the Fayetteville Shale cost jobs in Faulkner County, but a diverse economy led by sales, office and administrative professions continued to keep the unemployment rate near historic lows.

Stephens Group Buy Georgia Tool, Equipment Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2017 09:49 am

The Stephens Group LLC, the Little Rock investment company led by Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, acquires Pearlman Enterprises Inc. of Norcross, Georgia.

Texarkana Convention Center Buyer Makes Request for Reconsideration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The Texas podiatrist who wants to buy the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana out of bankruptcy asked a judge to reconsider the denial of some tax incentives tied to the project.

Stoby's Eyes July Reopening

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The owners of Stoby's, the popular Conway restaurant devastated by fire in March 2016, are shooting to reopen by July 21, the restaurant's 37th anniversary.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

Clint Whitley Joins Empirical Energy Solutions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Clint Whitley has been hired as director of sustainability and business development at Empirical Energy Solutions in Little Rock.

WLR Office Building Attracts $3.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Normandy Place LLC, led by Max Mehlburger, purchased the Markham Executive Center at 10201 W. Markham St. The seller is Security Plan Life Insurance Co. of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 02:59 pm

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people.

Construction Begins on State's Largest Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2017 03:18 pm

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power.

Job Openings Increase Slightly in March

by Associated Press 5/9/2017 11:45 am

Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains.

Legacy Hotel to Live On Following Remodel

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The transformation of the Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock into a boutique lodging proceeds apace, says Kishan Patel, operations manager. And included in that remodel is a renovated restaurant space with a new name and new menu, although that's yet to be determined.

Kimbel Mechanical Moves Into Former Acumen Brands Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Kimbel Mechanical is moving into a spacious 76,000-SF building at 1936 N. Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville, a building formerly occupied by one-time e-commerce sensation Acumen Brands.

Be Prepared (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas politicians must not allow the politicization of the issue to prevent the state from confronting a changing climate.

Judge Approves Sale of Troubled Texarkana Convention Center

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Bankruptcy judge last month approved the sale of the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.

El Dorado Building Its Hopes On Arts

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2017 12:00 am

In a town where an oil gusher a century ago set off one of the wildest booms in American history, transforming El Dorado into south Arkansas' richest town, Austin Barrow presides over a boom in downtown construction.

Little Rock Looks Up: 7 Downtown Projects Set to Open by Year's End

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A flurry of behind-the-scenes activity indicates a restart is in the works for a key part of the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

Benton County Projects Costly, Unique

by Marty Cook 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The 8W Center was just one of seven multimillion-dollar commercial construction projects in Bentonville in 2016. It ranked as the 17th largest in the state and was fourth among the 30 projects in Washington and Benton counties.

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