Construction Archive

Issue 3, Jobs for Arkansas: It's Local (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/2/2016 02:03 pm

Randy Zook says Issue 3 will arm Arkansas cities and towns — no matter the size — with the tools needed to effectively compete for jobs.

Clean Line, GE to Partner on Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2016 04:56 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners says GE Energy Connections will supply three high-voltage direct-current converter stations for a $2.5 billion project to transmit wind power across Arkansas.

Walton Family Foundation Gives NWACC $2M for Springdale Campus

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 04:12 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $2 million to Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville to help fund the construction of the college's Springdale campus.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

Crafton Tull Becomes Part of Fayetteville's Landscape

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Crafton Tull, a civil engineering and architecture firm, will open an office in Fayetteville in December.

New Man on the Roost at Slim Chickens

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Slim Chickens, the Fayetteville restaurant chain, has a new executive on board. He's Mark Mears, chief marketing officer. Mears has spent time with Noodles & Co., Schlotzsky's and the Cheesecake Factory.

WLR Apartment Land Draws $2.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Madison at Chenal LLC, led by Brandon Huffman and Graham Smith, bought the 5,000-SF office-warehouse at 15500 Kanis Road and an adjoining 12.8-acre tract.

US Marshals Museum Aims for Opening Date in 2019

by Sarah Campbell 10/27/2016 03:46 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum plans to open on Sept. 24, 2019, and it has launched a $60 million fundraising campaign to pay for the 50,000-SF museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.

Higher Lumber Prices Continue To Boost Deltic Timber Profit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2016 04:42 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday announced net income of $1.5 million, or 12 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2016 compared with $100,000 for the third quarter of 2015.

Construction Begins on Arkansas Children's $4.4M Clinic

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2016 11:13 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital started construction Wednesday on its $4.4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic.

Ross Family Gives $1M to Baptist Preparatory School

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2016 01:39 pm

Mark and Dianne Ross have given $1 million to The Baptist Preparatory School of Little Rock, officials said Tuesday.

Site Selector: Arkansas' Strong Economic Development Teams An Asset

by Alexis Crowe 10/24/2016 10:29 am

Phil Schneider is the board chair of the Site Selectors Guild and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. The guild is meeting in Little Rock this week.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

$2.8 Million Transaction Visits LR's Legacy Hotel (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

SHG Management LLC, led by Kishan Patel, bought the 86-room Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. The seller is Southern Comfort Inns Inc., led by Amin Amarshi.