Manufacturing

Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell
Picasolar CEO Douglas Hutchings displays one of the solar cells his company is developing as part of a federal intitiative.

Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell

Fresh off a new round of federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its solar cells to meet the industry standard.
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Evaluating New Minimum Wage's Effects (Michael Pakko Commentary)

With the passage of ballot initiative No. 4, the minimum wage in Arkansas will increase in three steps to $8.50 per hour in 2017, $1.25 above the current federal minimum, making Arkansas one of many states to increase the minimum wage above the federally mandated level.
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US Economy Grew at 3.9 Percent Rate in 3Q

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.
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Canadian Company Comact Setting Sights on Union County Sawmill

Multiple sources have confirmed that a Canadian sawmill equipment operator called Comact — that's pronounced “CO-mact” — is looking at buying the long-shuttered Georgia-Pacific sawmill that is now owned by private investors.
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No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

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Watson Furniture Gets New Lease on Life (NWA Real Deals)

Philip Taldo has had a busy, happy month. Top on his list is his purchase of Watson Furniture Store on Main Street in downtown Springdale. Taldo, a Springdale real estate agent, paid $250,000 for the two-story, 10,720-SF building that he remembers fondly as the place his father started working at in 1951. read more >

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola. read more >

Whirlpool Releases Report on TCE at Arkansas Site

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Mississippi Could Be Site for $1.2B Aluminum Mill

Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 workers. But the company CEO says Arkansas, Tennessee and other states might also be in the running. read more >

Rock Town Distillery Ranked High in 'Whisky Bible'

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

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. read more >

Investment, Jobs Buoy Fort Smith's Chaffee Crossing

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. read more >

Cameron Smith & Associates' Mission To Put More Women in Public Company Boardrooms

Diversity on corporate boards has been an issue for years. Most companies recognize that having directors from varied backgrounds isn't simply a theoretical matter of equity; it's a matter of performance. Cameron Smith wants to use the contacts built up over 20 years of helping to put women on corporate boards. And women — particularly in Arkansas — could use his help. read more >

Pinnacle North Commemorates Expansion, Plans to Hire 25 Employees

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. read more >

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