Manufacturing

Demand at Shearer's Snacks Brings Jobs to Jackson County

Demand at Shearer's Snacks Brings Jobs to Jackson County

Shearer's Snacks, Newport's top manufacturing company, announced it is in the process of hiring 85 employees to meet increased product demand.
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Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits This article is available only in print.

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.
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Craft Brews Make Home in Fort Smith

It was love that brought Quentin Willard back to Fort Smith, and it was love that led him, with business partner Brooke Elder, to found Fort Smith Brewing Co.
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