Manufacturing

Big River Steel Gets Extension in Nucor Lawsuit Over Mill
John Correnti's Big River Steel has been given more time to respond to a federal lawsuit filed by rival Nucor Steel.

Big River Steel Gets Extension in Nucor Lawsuit Over Mill

A judge is giving Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the billion-dollar project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas. The lawsuit filed by Nucor Steel seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola.
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Technological Innovations Bring Profitable Changes to the Fayetteville Shale

New advances have enabled companies to drill deeper and more complex wells to tap the gas shale, too. Mixed in with the drilling improvements are new fracking techniques that increase the productivity of wells.
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Beaudet Aviation to Land at Little Rock, Create 75 Jobs

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, says it will invest $2.5 million to open a facility in Little Rock, where it will be a key supplier to Dassault Falcon Jet.
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Garland County Exports Top $61M

Even though export sales for the Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped about $26.5 million dollars from 2012 to 2013, Jim Fram, president and CEO of The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, says the data still bodes well for the county.
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