Manufacturing

As Business Grows in Walnut Ridge, Housing Struggles to Keep Up

As Business Grows in Walnut Ridge, Housing Struggles to Keep Up
Charles Snapp, mayor of Walnut Ridge

The arrival of large-scale employers like Peco Foods Inc., Allegis Corp. and American Silica has brought an economic boom to rural communities in northeast Arkansas. But housing has struggled to keep pace with the influx of business and population.
read more >

Homesick Candles Offers Arkansas Smells for the Scentimental This article is available only in print.

Homesick Candles offers hand-poured scented candles, specifically designed for each state.
read more >

Little Change, No Layoffs Planned at Rineco Chemical After Big Sale

Ernie Walker, Rineco's new president, told us that not too many changes have been made since Heritage Environmental Services LLC of Indianapolis bought the Benton waste management company.
read more >

Market Update

DOW 21,580.07 -31.71
NASDAQ 6387.7539 -2.2480
S&P 500 2472.54 -0.91
Enter a stock symbol

Mortgage Calculator

Enter Desired Loan Amount $
Interest Rate
Years
Your monthly payment is: $

More Manufacturing News

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016. read more >

Governor Touts Global Investment in Arkansas

Arkansas' governor is promoting the state as a welcoming place for foreign companies to invest, joining at least three other states that have issued similar policy statements aimed at reassuring international firms. read more >

Lockheed Martin Wins $471M Contract to Produce Rockets

Lockheed Martin wins a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets. read more >

Backwoods Bumpers, Chandler Truck Accessories Merge

Backwoods Bumpers Custom Fabrication of Fayetteville has merged with Chandler Truck Accessories of Springdale, a move the companies said would expand manufacturing capabilities for their line of off-road aftermarket steel bumpers. read more >

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot. read more >

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County. read more >

Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls in Central Arkansas

The central Arkansas industrial real estate market saw the total vacancy rate decline to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 11.1 percent in first-quarter 2016. read more >

Westchase Plaza Visited By $4.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

Markham & Shackleford LLC, led by Leonard Hasson and Hank Kelley, purchased the 55,766-SF Westchase Plaza and Slim Chickens restaurant at 301 N. Shackleford Road. read more >

Healthy Economic Growth Expected in Midwest, Plains States

The economy will likely continue growing at a healthy pace over the next few months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Monday. read more >

More Manufacturing News>
Search