Construction Archive

'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.

Nabholz Adds David Petty to Rogers Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Petty has joined the management staff of Nabholz in Rogers as manager of specialty services.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 08:44 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professions in their 20s.

Tech Park Approves 1Gb Internet Contract, Buys Furniture

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 09:46 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday purchased furniture and audio-visual equipment and approved a five-year contract with Ritter Communications of Jonesboro for 1-gigabit broadband internet.

City of Rogers Tops 1Q ATBI Rankings

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 10:29 am

A strong showing in March propelled Rogers to the top of the monthly and quarterly rankings on the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

Taldo Talks Turnaround in Tuscany

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

Springdale real estate developer Philip Taldo had bad timing with his first foray in the Tuscany subdivision on Har-Ber Avenue in west Springdale.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

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

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

McClelland Engineers to Move Headquarters to Kanis Road

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2016 11:45 am

McClelland Consulting Engineers will move its Little Rock offices to 7302 Kanis Road in August, real estate brokerage firm Irwin Partners of Little Rock announced Thursday.

US Construction Spending Tumbled in April

by Associated Press 6/1/2016 10:30 am

U.S. construction spending fell in April by the biggest amount in five years, dragged by declines in housing, commercial construction and spending on government projects.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

FC Encore Properties B Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Formation Capital of Atlanta, purchased Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast Arkansas

by George Jared 5/27/2016 09:32 am

In 2014, Peco Foods Inc. announced it was building a massive poultry processing plant in Pocahontas. That project is now nearing completion and is expected to spur economic activity in the area.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.