Manufacturing Archive

Conifex Completes Acquisition of Arkansas, Florida Sawmills

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2018 09:11 am

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver completes its acquisition of the Suwannee sawmill in Cross City, Florida, and the Caddo River sawmill in Glenwood, Arkansas, in a deal worth more than $250 million.

Asa Hutchinson: Sun Paper to Be Exempt From Tariffs

by Associated Press 7/9/2018 06:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says newly imposed tariffs by the Trump administration shouldn't affect plans for a new Chinese-owned paper mill in the state.

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments

Cooper Takes the Fifth in Roach Manufacturing Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Edward M. Cooper Jr., who is accused of embezzling more than $4.5 million from a client, has taken the Fifth in a civil court case filed by his former customer.

Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China.

Driver Dearth Chips at Arkansas Timber Industry

by Marty Cook 7/9/2018 12:00 am

The state's timber industry can't take full advantage of a booming market because of the lack of truck drivers.

Mayor Harold Perrin on Why Other Communities Are Trying to Keep Up With Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Harold Perrin, mayor of Jonesboro, talks about the blessings of steady growth, and some of the challenges that come with it.

Rail Infrastructure a Key Connector for Helena Harbor (John Edwards Commentary)

by John Edwards 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Freight railroads, often-overlooked workhorses for American industry, are self-sustaining examples of how private sector investments pay public dividends.

In North Little Rock, Caterpillar Will Add More Products, Hire 250 People

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/5/2018 01:36 pm

Caterpillar Inc. is continuing to add new products to its North Little Rock plant, announcing plans to start making new paving products there over the next two years and hire 250 more workers.

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

by Todd Traub 7/5/2018 07:00 am

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings.

Economic Growth Slows in Midwest States as Trade Fears Mount

by Associated Press 7/2/2018 10:08 am

Business remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a new monthly survey suggests that growth is slowing as concerns about trade and tariffs increase.

Russellville Waits for Intermodal Splash

by Marty Cook 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Lawsuits over multiple environmental studies have been part of the holdup keeping a $50 million intermodal facility from being built south of Russellville on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Driver Dearth Means Higher Freight Prices

by Marty Cook 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Things are getting really tight for American trucking companies. That means things are going to get more expensive for everyone else, too.

Update: Big River Steel to Spend $1.2B to Expand, Add 500 Jobs

by Lance Turner 6/29/2018 10:07 am

Big River Steel announces that it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, a move that will create an additional 500 jobs there.

US GDP Revised Down to Lackluster 2 Percent Rate in 1Q

by Associated Press 6/28/2018 09:50 am

U.S. economic growth in the first quarter was revised down to a lackluster 2 percent — a sharp deceleration and the poorest showing in a year.

Bad Boy, Spartan Turn Batesville into Mow Town

by Kyle Massey 6/25/2018 12:00 am

Intimidator Inc.'s up-by-the-bootstraps saga helped turn the Independence County Industrial Park into a commercial mower hotbed, but it's also a tale of rivalry, strife and acceptance with rival Bad Boy Inc.

NLR Apartment Combo Sold for $6.4M; Nucor's Conway Site Goes for $4.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

Adjoining apartment complexes in North Little Rock and a 124-acre industrial spread in Conway lead off some recent big real estate deals.

Clear Ballistics: Shooting Upward with Business Recipe

by Marty Cook 6/25/2018 12:00 am

Joel Edwards of Clear Ballistics says he never intended to start a company or become wealthy; he just wanted to see if he could make ballistic gelatin.

Nazaru's Toyin Umesiri: Foreign Trade More Helpful than Foreign Aid

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The former Walmart exec and founder of Nazaru LLC hopes to increase trade with Africa, a continent she knows well.

Canada, Mexico Top Markets for Arkansas Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/25/2018 12:00 am

The value of the state's total exports was $6.3 billion in 2017, ranking it 38th in the United States in terms of value, according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.