Construction Archive

Johnelle Hunt on Shifting Gears After Trucking To Reach Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks with Johnelle Hunt, who, along with her late husband, J.B., founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell.

Summit Properties Names AB Engineering in Survey Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

There is mounting trouble for a Hot Springs man who admitted forging documents to make it appear he was a licensed surveyor when he wasn't. Doug Fellenz now is facing a lawsuit filed by a former client he allegedly duped.

Harps Planning Grocery Store in Sherwood

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale will be setting up shop in Sherwood, near the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

by Marty Cook 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Chaffee Crossing, the 7,000-acre Army surplus property in Fort Smith, continues to be a popular development destination in its new civilian life, playing host to a spate of expansion and relocation announcements during the past year.

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor's Residence Expansion

by Lee Hogan 11/13/2014 04:08 pm

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events.

Pinnacle North Commemorates Expansion, Plans to Hire 25 Employees

by Lee Hogan 11/11/2014 02:51 pm

Pinnacle North Corporate Aircraft Interiors of Little Rock has invested $1.75 million into the company to quadruple its space and hire an additional 25 employees by the end of 2015.

Intimidator of Batesville to Manufacture New UTV, Expand Plant

by Mark Carter 11/11/2014 02:35 pm

Intimidator Inc. of Batesville will expand its manufacturing plant and add employees to accommodate a partnership with Mahindra USA to manufacturer an all-new line of utility vehicles.

Entergy Breaks Ground on New $23M Center in Little Rock

by Mark Carter and Lance Turner 11/10/2014 11:30 am

Entergy Inc. broke ground Monday on a new 25,000-SF, $23 million transmission operations center in Little Rock.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Fayetteville Ranked No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 02:23 pm

Fayetteville saw a 2-point surge in its rating in August to overtake Fort Smith for the top spot of Arkansas Tech University's business index, which rates economic activity in the state.

UA Projects, Fayetteville School Win American Architecture Awards

by Jan Cottingham 11/4/2014 09:36 am

Three projects with ties to the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture have received 2014 American Architecture Awards.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Report: Arkansas Home Sales Up 7 Percent in September

by Mark Carter 10/31/2014 10:17 am

Arkansas home sales rose more than 7 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to a report released Friday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Ronald McDonald House To Announce $8M Campaign for New Little Rock Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2014 01:07 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas is launching an $8 million campaign to build a new house in Little Rock.

TMW to Open $20M Plant Near Big River Steel, Employ 45

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 02:32 pm

A company called The Materials Works Ltd. (TMW) reveals plans to build a flat rolled toll processing center adjacent to Big River Steel, which is now under construction just south of Osceola. The $20 million TMW plant will create 45 jobs.

McClelland Consulting Makes In-House Moves (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Adam Triche, a project engineer in the Little Rock office of McClelland Consulting Engineers Inc., has been promoted to partner effective Feb. 1, 2015, one of six new moves made at the firm.

Weyerhaeuser CEO Doyle R. Simons Says Housing Stats On Path Out of the Woods

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Simons has been a director of Weyerhaeuser since June 2012. He was chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc. from 2008 to February 2012, when it was acquired by International Paper. He held various management positions with Temple-Inland, including executive vice president from 2005 to 2007 and chief administrative officer from 2003 to 2005. Before joining Temple-Inland in 1992, he practiced real estate and banking law with Hutcheson & Grundy LLP of Houston.

Bioenergy Push Spurs 2 New Wood Pellet Plants in Pine Bluff, Monticello

by Jan Cottingham 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Europe's increasing emphasis on renewable energy lies behind the announcements this summer that two companies plan to build wood pellet plants in Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 09:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.