Construction Archive

Improvements to Grid Include Advancing Cyber Security

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In addition to grid improvements, the energy industry in Arkansas is also working together on advancements in cyber security, said Nick Brown, the CEO of Southwest Power Pool. In his opinion, cyber attacks present the most significant risk to the grid.

Fulk-Democrat Building to Be Redone as Apartments

by Alexis Hosticka 6/25/2015 10:42 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate has broken ground on a 14,000-SF apartment and retail project in the Fulk-Democrat Building in downtown Little Rock's Main Street Creative Corridor.

Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge to Reopen

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 02:16 pm

The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena is scheduled to reopen following a $9.6 million renovation and expansion project.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Taekwondo Association To Reveal Little Rock HQ Plans

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

ATA International will break ground Wednesday on its new $13 million, 45,300-SF world headquarters in Little Rock.

McClelland Consulting Engineers Adds Three to Fayetteville Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Adam Lesso, William Fellows and Nick Batker have been hired by McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc. and will work from its Fayetteville office.

NLR Warehouse Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/22/2015 12:00 am

A 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.46 million. A 13.7-acre residential parcel in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.25 million. And a 1,866-SF fast-food eatery in Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million transaction.

Western's 100th Year Sparks Name Change

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

What was formerly Western Waterproofing Co., a firm based in St. Louis with a branch in Little Rock, has been renamed Western Specialty Contractors in honor of its founding 100 years ago.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Bruno's Little Italy to Open Deli Downtown

by Jan Cottingham 6/19/2015 09:03 am

Gio Bruno, co-owner of Bruno's Little Italy, has announced plans to open a delicatessen at 308 Main St. in downtown Little Rock next door to the restaurant.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Pediatrics Plus in Conway Adds 22,000 SF

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2015 11:14 am

Construction began last month to add 22,000 SF to the Pediatrics Plus facility on College Avenue in Conway. The expansion is expected to create 10 new jobs, bringing Pediatrics Plus' total employment in Conway to 125.

Sediver Incentives Included Cash from Arkansas, West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The French manufacturer that plans to produce insulators for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project was offered a host of incentives for opening a plant in West Memphis.

Bikes, Brewing Part of Creekside Retail Center's Revamping in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The Creekside shopping center on Mall Avenue in Fayetteville will have a new look and new tenants in a few months.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Andy Wilson Moves In as President of Rausch Coleman Homes

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Wilson's experience in operations and human resources will help Rausch Coleman Homes as it begins exploring possible divisions in Texas, among other states. Rausch Coleman Homes is the 43rd-largest homebuilder in the United States.

Boomerang Projects Combine for $3.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Two Boomerang car washes attracted seven-digit transactions. A 4,200-SF retail project in south Little Rock rang up a $750,000 sale. And a 10-unit piece of the Springvale Apartments project in North Little Rock changed hands.

Fort Smith, Little Rock Show Increases in Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2015 10:10 am

Retail and construction are doing well in Little Rock and Fort Smith, giving the cities the two largest month-to-month increases from February to March in the Arkansas Tech Business Index.