Manufacturing Archive

Tenaris Hickman Lays off 500 in Blytheville & Texas

by Associated Press 1/12/2015 08:21 am

A steel company that caters to the energy industry is laying off 500 employees at facilities in Conroe, Texas, and at Blytheville.

Craft Brewers' Growth Spurs Look at Rules

by Jan Cottingham 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The explosive growth of the craft brewing industry in Arkansas is causing the brewers themselves and state regulators to re-evaluate the rules governing the sector, a re-evaluation that has the potential to lead to new state laws.

Fed Files Appeal Against Mountain Pure's John Stacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

As expected, federal prosecutors in Little Rock have filed an appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in hopes of preserving the seven convictions it won against John Stacks, owner of the Mountain Pure bottled water company.

Drones Must Learn To Navigate Populated Areas

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 01:39 pm

For drones to make it to the big time, they will need to learn to get around in towns and cities — without falling on car hoods or crashing into pedestrians.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Mike Carroll to Economic Development Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 07:43 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has appointed Mike Carroll to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Wachter to Spend $20M, Add 20 Jobs to Expand Lowell Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 01:59 pm

Wachter Inc. of Lenexa, Kansas, is expanding its facility in Lowell, investing $2 million and adding 20 new jobs.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department Hits High Road with 5 Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Lorie Tudor, Emanuel Banks, Tony Sullivan, Kevin Thornton and Joe Sartini were promoted with the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department at its central office in Little Rock.

Arkansas No. 4 Shale Gas Producer in United States

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Shale gas production helped gross withdrawals of natural gas in the United States reach a record high of 82 billion cubic feet per day in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Outlook on Manufacturing Positive, Still Short of Pre-Recession Levels

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 10:51 am

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.