Construction Archive

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients.

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations.

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.

Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Two of northeast Arkansas' conveyor manufacturers have deep roots in the region's farming tradition, going back a half-century and more.

Letter Reveals CARTI's Plan for Improving Finances

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The management company CARTI hired to help turn around the Little Rock cancer treatment organization recently released its strategy to slash costs, a plan that should result in a savings of about $7 million a year.

New Hires at Baldwin & Shell Includes Jonesboro Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Libii Fairhead, Jarrod Hale and Michael Hansberry have joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.

Arkadelphia Is Costly Clog for Truckers

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkadelphia sits on Interstate 30 and Highway 7 and has a total of only 83 highway miles within its metropolitan area. Its truck traffic problems are well known and will undoubtedly get worse after Shandong Sun Paper Industry opens a $1.3 billion pulp mill plant in a few years.

Crowne Plaza Hosts $13.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Crowne Plaza Little Rock LLC, led by Wally Allen, sold the 244-room hotel at 201 S. Shackleford Road.

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.

SCA Pharmaceuticals to Build 90K-SF Plant in Connecticut

by Lance Turner 5/17/2017 09:42 am

SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock plans to build a new 90,000-SF manufacturing facility in Windsor, Connecticut.

Jobs Mix Keeps Unemployment Low in Faulkner County

by Lance Turner 5/16/2017 01:43 pm

The decline of the Fayetteville Shale cost jobs in Faulkner County, but a diverse economy led by sales, office and administrative professions continued to keep the unemployment rate near historic lows.

Stephens Group Buy Georgia Tool, Equipment Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2017 09:49 am

The Stephens Group LLC, the Little Rock investment company led by Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, acquires Pearlman Enterprises Inc. of Norcross, Georgia.

Texarkana Convention Center Buyer Makes Request for Reconsideration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The Texas podiatrist who wants to buy the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana out of bankruptcy asked a judge to reconsider the denial of some tax incentives tied to the project.

Stoby's Eyes July Reopening

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The owners of Stoby's, the popular Conway restaurant devastated by fire in March 2016, are shooting to reopen by July 21, the restaurant's 37th anniversary.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

Clint Whitley Joins Empirical Energy Solutions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Clint Whitley has been hired as director of sustainability and business development at Empirical Energy Solutions in Little Rock.

WLR Office Building Attracts $3.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Normandy Place LLC, led by Max Mehlburger, purchased the Markham Executive Center at 10201 W. Markham St. The seller is Security Plan Life Insurance Co. of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 02:59 pm

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people.

Construction Begins on State's Largest Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2017 03:18 pm

To the muted sound of shovels in the Arkansas County soil and then the much louder strains of the Beatles' "Good Day Sunshine" from loudspeakers, the state ushered in a new era of utility-scale solar power.

Legacy Hotel to Live On Following Remodel

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

The transformation of the Legacy Hotel at 625 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock into a boutique lodging proceeds apace, says Kishan Patel, operations manager. And included in that remodel is a renovated restaurant space with a new name and new menu, although that's yet to be determined.

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