Manufacturing Archive

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Nucor to Announce 'Significant' Investment in Mississippi County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 04:04 pm

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. plans to will announce "a significant capital investment" in Mississippi County and "the State of Arkansas." It's planning a media event for 2 p.m. Friday.

Pulaski Technical College to Host Manufacturing Day for Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 10:52 am

In celebration of Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2, Pulaski Technical College Little Rock – South will host manufacturing exhibition fair for students.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

State Police Investigating Mississippi County Equipment Repairs

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 01:13 pm

Arkansas State Police has launched an investigation into Mississippi County's relationship with a Missouri-based company owned by a county employee's relative.

Arkansas Execution Plan May Use UK Firm's Drug

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/18/2015 12:36 pm

A British pharmaceutical company that told Arkansas not to use its products during executions is trying to determine if the state plans to use them anyway, but prison officials are dismissing inquiries about the drug by citing a new law that makes all execution policies an official state secret.

Video: Ritchie Power Plant Brought Down in Implosions

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 11:58 am

A 51-year-old power plant in Arkansas was brought down in a series of implosions as Entergy Arkansas moves forward with more modern electricity-generating facilities.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Agriculture Secretary Announces Goal for Cutting Food Waste

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 12:48 pm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.

Arkansas Gets $4M to Fund Apprenticeship Program

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 07:00 am

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $4 million to Arkansas to help expand apprenticeship programs in certain industries.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Lockheed Martin in Camden to Work $227M Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2015 10:35 am

Lockheed Martin has won a $227 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 10 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary, and the first order of GMLRS Alternative Warhead production.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Breaks Ground on Camden Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2015 11:27 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne broke ground on an expansion of its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden.

Binswanger Lists 269,000-SF Superior Plant in Rogers for $6.3M

by Lance Turner 9/10/2015 11:04 am

Binswanger of Philadelphia has listed for sale the 268,514-SF single-story manufacturing plant and warehouse in Rogers that Superior Industries International Inc. closed last year.

Survey: US More Competitive Globally, But Inequality a Risk

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 10:44 am

Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni officially being released Wednesday.

Lockheed Martin Protesting Loss of JLTV Contract

by Associated Press 9/8/2015 03:45 pm

Lockheed Martin says it's protesting the contract for a military vehicle it had hoped to assemble in south Arkansas being awarded to another company.

Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2015 02:04 pm

Economic activity in the St. Louis District has continued to increase at a moderate pace since the previous "Beige Book" in July and year-over-year home sales in June increased 7 percent in Little Rock.

Cree Rebrands Division That Includes Fayetteville as Wolfspeed

by Mark Carter 9/2/2015 08:32 am

Semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. has rebranded its power and radio frequency division, which includes the former Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville, as Wolfspeed, the publicly traded company announced.