Manufacturing Archive

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber

by Associated Press 12/30/2016 07:19 am

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is made like it sounds: rafts of 2-by-4 beams aligned in perpendicular layers, then glued — or laminated — together like a giant sandwich.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

LM Wind Power Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2016 08:03 am

LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, said Wednesday that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2018.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 07:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

New Hampshire's Sig Sauer Expanding to Less Expensive Arkansas

by Associated Press 12/26/2016 07:23 am

A New Hampshire firearms manufacturer that employs 1,400 people is expanding to Arkansas where electric power is less than half the cost.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Worker Killed in Accident at Nucor Steel Mill in Blytheville

by Associated Press 12/22/2016 06:55 am

A locomotive operator at Nucor-Yamato Steel in Blytheville has died following at accident at the mill.

Burgundy Book: Economic Outlook Better for 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2016 02:41 pm

Sixty-five percent of business contacts in the Little Rock zone expect local economic conditions to be better or somewhat better in 2017, according to the latest Burgundy Book.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Big River Steel Sells First Coil, Commissions Two Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2016 09:39 am

Big River Steel says operations have begun in its melt shop and hot mill, the next step in a phased start-up of the $1.3 billion plant near Osceola.

Mars Petcare Announces $72M Expansion, 130 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2016 03:16 pm

Mars Petcare will invest at least $72 million to expand its Fort Smith pet food manufacturing plant and add as many as 130 jobs over the next few years.