Manufacturing Archive

Tenaris Lays Off 100 At Blytheville Mill

by Sarah Campbell 7/8/2016 10:24 am

Tenaris of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, announced Thursday that it is laying off about 100 employees at its welded pipe mill in Blytheville.

New York Firm Buys Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers

by Sarah Campbell 7/7/2016 10:16 am

Private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Company of New York announced Wednesday that it has acquired Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers, a leading manufacturer of youth airguns and accessories founded in 1886.

US Services Firms Grew in June at Fastest Pace in 7 Months

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 11:34 am

U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.

Hutchinson, Preston to Open Berlin Office, Attend Farnborough Airshow

by Lance Turner 7/5/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced details of another trade mission to Europe, which begins Saturday.

Midwest Economic Survey Points To Slow Growth

by Associated Press 7/1/2016 08:01 am

Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead.

Arkansas Plant Gets $30.7M Grant for Nuclear Sub Batteries

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 12:31 pm

A battery manufacturer has received a $30.7 million "cost-sharing" federal grant for a project at its Fort Smith facility to improve battery systems for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.

At Latest Summit, Wal-Mart Seeks More American-Made Goods

by Marty Cook 6/28/2016 10:50 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised "everything is a yes" at the opening session of the company's "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products Tuesday. The U.S. Manufacturing Summit, held at the company's home office in Bentonville, is part of the retailer's 2013 initiative to spend $250 billion on American-produced goods for its stores, Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road.

Cloyes Gear & Products Recognized for Steel Sprockets (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Jeffery Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Cloyes Gear & Products Inc. of Subiaco (Logan County), recently accepted an Award of Distinction in the automotive engine category at the 2016 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition, alongside his colleagues Jerry Falleur, senior powder metallurgy engineer, and Suresh Shah, chief metallurgist.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Caddo River Forest Products to Restart Glenwood Sawmill, Employ 136

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 04:26 pm

Caddo River Forest Products plans to reopen a sawmill in Glenwood, investing $50 million and creating 136 new jobs and up to 300 new "indirect" jobs in the area.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

Bike-Maker Orbea Marks HQ Move North of the River

by Sarah Campbell 6/16/2016 02:52 pm

Orbea of Mallabia, Spain, on Thursday celebrated its new North American headquarters at The Works at Rockwater at 700 W. Broadway St. in North Little Rock.

Lockheed Martin Gets $331.8M Contract for Work in Camden, Dallas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2016 11:09 am

Lockheed Martin received a $331.8 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 11 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, the company announced Wednesday. Work will be performed at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Camden and Dallas.

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

FedEx Freight's Scott Dewey Recognized as Top Safety Pro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Scott Dewey, manager of safety process and compliance for FedEx Freight in Harrison, has been awarded the honor of top safety professional of 2015 by the Arkansas Trucking Association.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.