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Safety Directors Keep Eye On Construction Sites

Safety Directors Keep Eye On Construction Sites

Contractors, builders and construction executives say accident prevention keeps costs and accidents down at work sites. Having a safety director on a job site could help prevent worker injuries, said Richard Hedgecock, the executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors Arkansas, the state's largest commercial construction trade association.
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Foam Home Advocates Tout Energy Efficiency, Strength, Fire Resistance

Foam homes have their believers. Now those believers are doing their best to convince others of the virtues of foam homes. The technique uses the foam — EPS — in combination with a steel frame that advocates say make a home airtight, flame-resistant and termite-free.
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HP Enterprise Gets $190M DHS Contract for Medicaid Management

HP Enterprise Services signs a $190 million contract with the state Department of Human Services to manage Medicaid in Arkansas through a new IT system.
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Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains. read more >

For Fairness (Editorial)

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. read more >

McDaniel Promoted at UAMS Communications Office, Epoch Adds to Staff in Conway

Angi McDaniel has been promoted to associate director of marketing in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Communications & Marketing. read more >

Markham Square Draws $11.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

A 125,000-SF retail project in west Little Rock rang up an $11.15 million transaction. A 16,380-SF microfilm facility in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.49 million. And a Dollar General Store in east Little Rock weighed in at $1.2 million. read more >

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders. read more >

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Now Have Health Insurance

Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. read more >

Four Ad Agencies Up for State's Breastcare Marketing Contract

Four Little Rock advertising agencies are in the running for a $235,000 marketing contract with the Arkansas Department of Health. read more >

Bridgeway Hospital Sells for $17.3 Million (Real Deals)

A North Little Rock psychiatric hospital weighed in at $17.3 million. A west Little Rock bowling project scored a $3.02 million transaction. And a 7,605-SF medical office building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.6 million. read more >

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times. read more >

CJRW Awarded $5.8M Insurance Marketplace Contract

The agency beat out two others for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace contract despite not having the lowest bid. read more >

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