Construction Archive

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Kansas City Group Pays $30M for Stoneleigh Centerton, Stadium Apartments (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 12/21/2015 12:00 am

A real estate firm in Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $30 million for two apartment complexes in northwest Arkansas.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

St. Bernards Begins $130M Expansion, Renovation Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2015 01:37 pm

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro announces a $130 million, four-phase construction plan that will add a new five-story surgical and intensive care centers tower; expand its cancer center; renovate existing structures; and give the center a new "front door" on Jackson Avenue.

Simmons Foods to Spend $26M on New Facility, Create 78 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/15/2015 04:09 pm

Simmons Feed Ingredients, part of Simmons Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs, said Tuesday that it will invest $26 million in its new 89,125­-SF pet food ingredient facility, generating 78 new jobs.

Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith to Build $7.9M Clinic Near Osteopathic College

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 10:28 am

Mercy Clinic-Fort Smith will build a $7.9 million, 13,500-SF clinic across the street from the planned Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine on Chad Colley Boulevard in Chaffee Crossing.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.

New Maumelle Location To Serve as Prototype Restaurant for U.S. Pizza Co.

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

U.S. Pizza recently broke ground on its new building in Maumelle, at 109 Commons Drive. Drew Weber, chief operating officer of U.S. Pizza, says it's replacing the old location at 650 Edgewood Drive, which was hard to find.

Renovations at Little Rock Catholic High School Ongoing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Currently underway is construction of a 30,000-SF annex just north of Little Rock's Catholic High School for Boys football practice field. The campaign that is funding the project raised $15 million and last year paid for major classroom and gymnasium renovation and the addition of air conditioning in the main building.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

John Johnson Steps Up to President at Williams & Dean (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

John Johnson has been elected president of Williams & Dean Architecture Interior Design, and Heidi Stephens has been promoted to chief financial officer. Jesse Peterson and Mark Watts have been promoted to vice presidents.

Architect Unveils Tech Park's Phase 1 Designs

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 09:22 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Board Authority got the chance to visualize the fruits of its labor on Wednesday, seeing new architectural renderings of the park's first phase for the first time.

Northwest Arkansas Leads Latest ATBI

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 10:18 am

Eight Arkansas cities completed the third quarter with an Arkansas Tech Business Index rating above 100, and they are the same eight cities that held that distinction at the close of second quarter.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Short-Term Nightmare Nears End for Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act — or FAST Act — authorizes $305 billion in funding for the next five years.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.