Construction Archive

Hendrix Receives $1M for New Welcome Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:16 pm

Hendrix College received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa and will use the money for the construction of the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center at the northeast entrance to campus.

Little Rock Board to Hear I-30 Plan Tuesday Night

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 02:00 pm

The Little Rock Board of Directors is scheduled to hear a presentation during a special Tuesday meeting on plans to renovate the I-30 crossing.

Kathy Deck, Marc Fusaro Share Arkansas Outlook at Arvest Forum

by Alexis Hosticka 11/3/2015 01:23 pm

Construction employment is continuing to grow, although economists fear it will drop off in 2016, and consumers are putting money saved from low gas prices into savings rather than using it on retail spending.

Tech Park Offers $845,000 for Mays Building

by Alexis Hosticka 11/3/2015 09:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board voted Monday to make an $845,000 offer on Richard Mays' property at 415 Main St., the final piece needed for the first phase of the park.

Jackpot Jet Alleges Mena Contractor Screwed Up Plane

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The trouble started for Jackpot Jet LLC of Fort Bend County, Texas, after it bought a Learjet 31A in 2012 and hired Rose Aircraft Services Inc. of Mena to install a new interior and give it a paint job, according to Jackpot's lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith.

Entergy Rolls With Industry Changes in Coal, Gas, Solar

by Marty Cook 11/2/2015 12:00 am

In the past six years, Entergy Arkansas has made acquisitions that are part and parcel of a $2.4 billion investment in improvements in generation, distribution and transmission projects through 2017.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Entergy's Rick Riley on Keeping Costs Low, Power Lines High

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Rick Riley is scheduled to become president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas on the retirement of Hugh McDonald in 2016.

Taking the Road to Better Highways (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Arkansans have realized we can neither wait nor rely on Congress to adequately address highway or transportation infrastructure needs. States must address this issue themselves.

SAU Breaking Ground on $12M Dormitories After Record Enrollment

by Alexis Hosticka 10/30/2015 07:06 am

Southern Arkansas University will break ground Friday on a $12 million construction project to build two new residence halls. SAU President Trey Berry talks to Arkansas Business about construction and growth at the university.

Cromwell, Moses Tucker See New Life at 6th and Shall

by Alexis Hosticka 10/26/2015 11:03 am

Cromwell Architects Engineers and Moses Tucker Real Estate are working together on what the firms call a new urban renewal and redevelopment project in downtown Little Rock.

Retail Analysts Say Wal-Mart's Become Too Big to Manage

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

For Wal-Mart's annual revenue to grow by just 1 percent, the retailer would need to add the revenue of a Fortune 500 company. But some retail watchers wonder whether Wal-Mart's massive size has made it too big to manage.

CDI Adds Jonathan Ramsey to Northwest Arkansas Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Jonathan Ramsey has joined the northwest Arkansas office of CDI Contractors LLC as a new business development representative.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 10/20/2015 11:05 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September.

Haag Brown Commercial Expanding to NWA

by Alexis Hosticka 10/19/2015 12:45 pm

After developing projects in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale and Siloam Springs, Haag Brown Commercial is establishing a permanent office in northwest Arkansas.

Outlets of Little Rock Marks Grand Opening

by Alexis Hosticka 10/16/2015 11:11 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola called the Outlets of Little Rock a "true economic investment" Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the center's official grand opening.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Road Work on Pig Trail 'Almost Done'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Historically dry weather in September has aided the timetable for repair work on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Dillard's Delayed at Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Dillard's announced in August 2014 that it was going to be a key anchor for the Shoppes at Central Landing. But pieces of the project were contingent on infrastructure being completed.