Manufacturing Archive

Ordinance Opens Osceola to Commercial Business

by Todd Traub 10/3/2018 02:01 pm

As it enjoys a boom in industrial jobs, thanks in large part to the steel industry, Osceola has passed a city ordinance designed to draw commercial business and improve the quality of life.

AEDC Disappointed With Delay On Kimberly-Clark Incentives Vote

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/3/2018 10:25 am

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said it's "disappointing" that the Wisconsin Legislature has delayed a vote on an incentive package that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant there.

Garreco of Heber Springs Acquires St. Louis Company

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/3/2018 09:46 am

Dental gypsum and dental laboratory supplies manufacturer Garreco of Heber Springs acquires Pemaco Inc. of St. Louis, a manufacturer of dental gypsum, waxes and ultrasonic cleaner products for dental laboratories.

Survey: US Companies Added Healthy 230K Jobs Last Month

by Associated Press 10/3/2018 09:27 am

U.S. businesses added a robust 230,000 jobs in September, a private survey found, a sign that strong economic growth is spurring companies to add more workers.

Delta Dirt Distillery Heats Up in Helena

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2018 12:00 am

Delta Dirt Distillery, a new minority-owned business, has launched in Helena-West Helena.

US Economy Grew at Robust 4.2 Rercent Rate in 2Q

by Associated Press 9/27/2018 08:03 am

The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter partly because of a drag from trade.

Central Moloney Acquires Superior Tool

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/24/2018 09:02 am

Central Moloney Inc. of Pine Bluff announced last week its acquisition of Superior Tool Inc. of Redfield.

Cantrell Heights Slice Generates $6.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/24/2018 12:00 am

Cantrell Heights LLC, led by John Bailey, sold a chunk of its namesake complex at 6900 Cantrell Road to F4 Little Rock 2 LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma.

Power Balance Shifting In Arkansas: Coal Crucial But Losing Ground

by Kyle Massey 9/24/2018 12:00 am

King Coal isn't dead, but it's being dethroned as the top fuel source for creating electric power in Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2018 10:18 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2018 11:24 am

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

UA Little Rock College's Auditorium Named For Thomas Schueck

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:06 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named the auditorium of its Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology in honor of Thomas Schueck, founder and chairman of steel company Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock.

Sylvia Blain to Lead Arkansas Brewers Guild (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Sylvia Blain has been hired as the first executive director of the Arkansas Brewers Guild.

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

by Marty Cook 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana.

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2018 01:10 pm

Recent transactions include a mobile home park, office-warehouse, industrial and retail project.

Bridging the Skills Gap (Margaret A. Ellibee Commentary)

by Margaret A. Ellibee 9/12/2018 09:20 am

Throughout the U.S., and right here at home in Arkansas, it is the "middle skills" that are in demand. And it is those same middle skills that also constitute the dreaded skills gap.

Little Rock Conference, Awards Honor Green Builders

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2018 02:10 pm

The U.S. Green Building Council is honoring Arkansas companies this week with awards for energy efficiency and environmental design, including the annual Arkansas Green Tie Awards.

Sauce Startup Stirs Up $130K Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

NatureSauce LLC has raised $130,000 to launch a line of sauces.

Tech Center Revamp Helps Hytrol Convey Strengths

by Todd Traub 9/5/2018 01:01 pm

Hytrol, which employs close to 1,200 and is the largest conveyor manufacturer in North America, dedicated its renovated, 45,000-SF Technology Center on Aug. 28, marking the occasion with an open house, tours and an assemblage of local leaders.

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

by Marty Cook 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas.