Construction Archive

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

US Marshals Museum Names Patrick Weeks President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks recently accepted the position of president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, replacing Jim Dunn, who will now focus solely on fundraising.

Paul Speer Named VP of Cline Construction (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Paul Speer has been promoted to vice president of Cline Construction Group in North Little Rock.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Two Former Walmart Express Stores to Reopen As Harps

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2016 01:44 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale announced Thursday that two of the Arkansas Walmart Express locations it acquired earlier this month will reopen as Harps stores over the next 11 weeks.

Work to Expand Arkansas 226, US 67 Speeds Toward August Finish

by George Jared 6/23/2016 10:43 am

A significant section of Arkansas 226 that connects Jonesboro to U.S. 67 will open today, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Caddo River Forest Products to Restart Glenwood Sawmill, Employ 136

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 04:26 pm

Caddo River Forest Products plans to reopen a sawmill in Glenwood, investing $50 million and creating 136 new jobs and up to 300 new "indirect" jobs in the area.

Burgundy Book: Most Arkansans Expect Economic Conditions To Stay the Same

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 11:14 am

According to a May survey of business contacts, 69 percent expect economic conditions in 2016 will be about the same as last year, an improvement from three months earlier, when a little less than half expected conditions to worsen.

El Dorado Board OKs Nearly $10M for Downtown Project

by Associated Press 6/22/2016 08:34 am

Nearly $10 million in economic development funding has been approved for a planned arts and entertainment district in downtown El Dorado.

Midtown Little Rock IHOP to Be Razed, Rebuilt

by Jan Cottingham 6/20/2016 10:22 am

The landmark IHOP at the northeast corner of Markham Street and University Avenue in Little Rock will be torn down and a new IHOP rebuilt at the same location, the company announced on Monday.

EStem Goes East With Warehouse Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

A Shall Avenue property has been purchased by eStem Public Charter Schools as a future location for its new elementary and middle school in Little Rock.

Cited by City, Repairs Underway at Hot Springs' Arlington Hotel

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Repairs to remedy unsafe conditions are in motion at the Arlington Hotel & Spa, featuring nearly 500 rooms and suites at 239 Central Ave. in Hot Springs.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

'What If We're Wrong?' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

I saw prolific nonfiction writer Chuck Klosterman on a morning news show talking about his new book, “But What If We're Wrong?,” and his thesis keeps crossing my mind: What if things that we absolutely know to be true turn out to be just as wrong as things our ancestors were equally sure about?

TriGate Capital Purchases McCain Plaza for $23M, Plans Renovations

by Alexis Hosticka 6/17/2016 10:18 am

TriGate Capital LLC of Dallas has acquired McCain Plaza in North Little Rock for $23.15 million. TriGate's plans include renovating the facades, resurfacing the parking lot, upgrading signage and landscaping, refurbishing existing vacant tenant suites, and demolishing the vacant movie theater.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Reynolds Foundation Gives Walton Arts Center $1M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 02:03 pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation gave a $1 million grant to the Walton Arts Center to help with expansion costs and programming at the Dickson Street complex.

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 09:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Marshals Museum Names New President; Jim Dunn to Focus on Raising Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 01:34 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum hires Patrick Weeks as president and CEO, a move organizers say will free current president Jim Dunn from operational responsibilities and allow him to focus on raising money for the project.