Manufacturing

FDIC Report: Arkansas Nonfarm Jobs Up in 3Q

FDIC Report: Arkansas Nonfarm Jobs Up in 3Q

Total nonfarm payroll jobs were up 1.4 percent in the third quarter, compared to numbers from a year ago, according to a state profile of Arkansas released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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Domtar to Spend $160M to Convert Paper Machine in Ashdown; 140 Jobs Lost

Domtar Corp. of Montreal plans a $160 million capital project to convert a paper machine at its Ashdown mill to a high quality fluff pulp line.
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Bass Pro Shops Buys Ranger Boats

Bass Pro Group LLC, the privately held outdoor and hunting supply retailer, is buying Fishing Holdings LLC of Flippin, which makes Ranger Boats, Stratos and Triton fishing boat brands.
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Outlook on Manufacturing Positive, Still Short of Pre-Recession Levels

All indications show the manufacturing sector is improving in Arkansas, but there is still a ways to go before it reaches the pre-recession levels.
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AEDC: LM Wind Power Paid Back $3.4M in Incentives

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