Manufacturing Archive

Healthy Economic Growth Expected in Midwest, Plains States

by Associated Press 7/3/2017 10:52 am

The economy will likely continue growing at a healthy pace over the next few months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Monday.

Ray Rogers Timber Lists $2.1M in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

A Nashville (Howard County) timber firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, listing $2.1 million in debt.

In Graphene, Alliance Rubber Meets Possibilities

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs recently signed an agreement with University of Sussex professor Alan Dalton to study how the compound graphene could be used in rubber products.

McGehee Farmers Deploy Internet-of-Things Irrigation Products

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas farmers Jim and Sam Whitaker are making investments in Internet-of-Things technology designed to help them save time, money and water.

Wal-Mart Holds Fourth Supplier Open Call

by Marty Cook 6/28/2017 01:29 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville invited more than 500 suppliers of U.S.-made products to pitch products at the company's fourth "Open Call" on Wednesday.

Texarkana Prepares to Accommodate Marijuana Businesses

by Associated Press 6/28/2017 01:17 pm

A city in southwest Arkansas is creating a legal structure to accommodate medical marijuana entrepreneurs who are approved for state licenses.

Workable Job Training (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/26/2017 12:00 am

As a state's problems go, low unemployment is a good one to have, but it does spell difficulty for Arkansas employers, particularly those seeking highly skilled workers.

Millennials at Work: Not Job-Hoppers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Millennial employees are no more likely to job-hop than Generation X workers did when they were young adults, statistics show.

To Gain Edge, Manufacturers Enlist Robots

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/26/2017 12:00 am

In Arkansas, where the May unemployment rate was a record-setting low of 3.4 percent, manufacturers aren't concerned about robots taking jobs. They're concerned about competing in a global marketplace.

Husqvarna to Add Solar Power at Nashville Plant

by Kyle Massey 6/23/2017 12:13 pm

Husqvarna Group, the global power equipment manufacturer with three facilities around Nashville, Arkansas, announces plans to build a solar power installation at its injection molding plant in Howard County.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 09:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Big Firms Like Wal-Mart Are America's Hungriest Wind, Solar Users

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 6/21/2017 09:53 am

Major U.S. corporations like Wal-Mart have become some of America's biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving an industry seen as key to helping cut carbon emissions.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.

Thank You, Caterpillar (Feedback)

by Darwin Hendrix 6/19/2017 12:00 am

A banker in southwest Arkansas commends Caterpillar Financial Corp., especially Jeff Sampson, as well as Gov. Hutchinson, federal, state and local elected officials, and all the many others for their efforts to successfully reopen the sawmill that had been closed since 2009.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

Activity, Low Vacancies Add Up to Hot Industrial Little Rock Market

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate of the Little Rock industrial market dipped to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 04:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

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