Manufacturing Archive

Jones Innovative Seeks FDA OK for Blood-Draw Device

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The Bifurcated Venous Access Device allows medical providers to draw blood from the same tube used for IV fluids. Spencer Jones entered the product in the ARK Challenge Demo Day in Little Rock in November and won a $150,000 investment.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.

Leslie Rutledge Launches Metal Theft Initiative

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/10/2015 07:33 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launched an initiative Thursday to deter Arkansas' persistent problem of metal theft through increased training and tracking.

Cree Inc. Buys Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville

by Lance Turner 7/9/2015 08:26 am

Cree Inc. of Durham, North Carolina, a publicly traded LED and semiconductor manufacturer, said Thursday that it has purchased Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville.

In Bentonville, Commerce Secretary Announces More Manufacturing Regions

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 03:59 pm

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker says 12 communities across the U.S. will receive special attention and access for federal funding to help attract manufacturing companies and create jobs.

Wal-Mart Summit Brings Together Government, Business

by Marty Cook 7/8/2015 11:48 am

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its initiative to buy more American-made goods and support the nation's manufacturing industry. Pritzker was the keynote speaker at the opening session at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit that Wal-Mart hosted at Bentonville High School.

Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2015 02:52 pm

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith.

Wal-Mart's 'Open Call' Draws Governors, Prospective Vendors

by Marty Cook 7/7/2015 10:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held its second "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products on Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Bentonville.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:13 am

U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

June Economic Report Affirms Slow Growth Ahead in Midwest

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 07:47 am

Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.

What's Next After Export-Import Bank Charter Expires at Midnight?

by Associated Press 6/30/2015 11:31 am

Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary.

Tyson Foods to Hire 90, Spend $8M to Expand Kentucky Plant

by Lance Turner 6/30/2015 09:21 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, will hire 90 additional workers as the meat processor spends more than $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations.

Chris Mathews Re-elected Port Authority Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 02:31 pm

Chris Mathews has been re-elected chairman of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors. Mathews became chairman in 2014, and since joining the board in 2006 has served as treasurer and vice chairman.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix Expands in Riverdale

by Jan Cottingham 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix enterprise has doubled its production space at 2321 Cantrell Road, in a facility near Cajun's Wharf. The company, now occupying 7,500 SF, employs six workers, three in production and three in the office.

Victory Blue Unveils New Plant in North Little Rock

by Austin DuVall 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Victory Blue, a national manufacturer of diesel exhaust fluid, held an open house recently to celebrate the opening of its new manufacturing facility at 700 Dixie St. in North Little Rock.

Search

Latest Arkansas Business Poll

Should the U.S. end the embargo against Cuba?