Construction Archive

Developers Want Delay of AMR Arbitration Payment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Main Street Lofts developers are trying to slow a judicial ruling on an unfavorable arbitration outcome.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Mississippi County's Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

In Mississippi County, the big news in steel these days is Big River. But the firmly established player in northeast Arkansas steel is Nucor Corp., the largest steelmaker in the United States.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

East Harding Construction Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Shawn Carroll has been promoted to senior vice president of operations at East Harding Construction in Little Rock, and Nathan Kerr has been promoted to manager of field operations.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

$15.1M Brown Hall at Arkansas Tech Opens Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 08:00 am

Arkansas Tech University will host a dedication ceremony for the $15.1 million Dr. Robert Charles Brown and Jill Lestage Brown Hall on at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forest

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday proposed a new $136 million, 200,000-SF processing plant near its existing operation in Green Forest.

Williamsons Give $1.5M to UA Engineering College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 08:00 am

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the estate of the late Herman and Barbara Williamson of Shreveport, La.

Tech Park Board Approves Phase 1 Rental Rates

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 06:34 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board approved rental rates ranging from $200 to $1,100 for furnished slots at 48,264-SF of space under construction at 415 and 417 Main St.

Citizens Bank Announces $10M Low-Interest Loan Fund for Downtown Batesville

by Gwen Moritz 4/12/2016 08:18 pm

The locally owned bank will also make up to $100,000 worth of cash grants for small exterior improvements to downtown properties.

Bentonville's Harrison French Buys Massachusetts Architecture Firm

by Jan Cottingham 4/12/2016 02:25 pm

Harrison French & Associates, the Bentonville architectural firm that focuses on retail design, has bought ALLEVATO Architects of Franklin, Massachusetts, giving HFA a presence in the Northeast.

Benton, Washington Counties Show Increase in Homes Sold

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 10:22 am

A new report shows northwest Arkansas saw an increase in building permits and existing homes sold in the second half of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Dave & Buster's to Open in June at Grove at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 10:03 am

The long-anticipated Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas location at The Grove at Gateway Town Center in mid June.

Larry Crain Leads Land Swap in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A Conway property swap near the northwest interchange of Dave Ward Drive and Interstate 40 yielded a flip-flop of ownership.

Big Stipulations from Energy Security Partners Gets Cheap Lease on Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

So how do you get a 10-year lease on a big chunk of land and pay just $10 a year in rent? If the $100 deal between Energy Security Partners LLC and the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County is any indication, you have to make some big promises.

Little Rock Rain Reschedules Opening of Bruno's Deli

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

He had hoped to open Bruno's Little Italy Deli in downtown Little Rock on April 18, said Gio Bruno, but heavy rain late last month has pushed the opening back by at least a month.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.