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Alliance Rubber Debuts ‘Mover Bands'
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Alliance Rubber Debuts ‘Mover Bands'

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has added Mover Bands, heavy-duty rubber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length, to its list of products, the company announced recently.
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Stuttgart Mess Leads to Lawsuit for Mid-South Industrial

A contractor has been hit with a $2.6 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to clean up after itself at a Stuttgart food plant in 2013.
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American Railcar to Invest $10.5M, Add 75 Jobs in Marmaduke

American Railcar Industries Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, is expanding its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.
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July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead for Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states.
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