Manufacturing Archive

At Harbor Environmental Inc., Fixers Help Clients Sleep Better

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Trena Adair founded consulting firm Harbor Environmental Inc. of Little Rock in November 2007. Her college classmate and former co-worker, Leslie Davis, joined the business eight months later because, both women said, they wanted to be in charge of their own destinies.

Survey Suggests More Economic Growth Ahead for Midwest

by Associated Press 9/1/2017 02:08 pm

A monthly survey of business supply managers suggests business conditions improved last month and that more economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report released Friday.

American Marksman to Expand in Searcy, Create 100 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/1/2017 11:06 am

American Marksman Arkansas LLC, an ammunition distributor, plans to expand in Searcy and create up to 100 new advanced manufacturing positions.

SAF-Holland to Invest $4M, Create 65 Jobs in Dumas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/29/2017 10:35 am

SAF-Holland of Luxembourg plans to expand its operations in Dumas (Desha County).

Deltic Timber Says Strategic Review Continues

by Lance Turner 8/28/2017 11:44 am

Amid mounting pressure from a shareholder, Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado said Monday that it is continuing a review of "strategic alternatives" but did not set a timetable for completing it.

Final Permitting Near for Sun Bio Pulp Mill

by George Waldon 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Construction could start late this year on the billion-dollar Sun Bio Material pulp mill near Gum Springs. But the building process for the sprawling Clark County complex is expected to begin in earnest early next year.

Blooming Magnolia Looking to Boom

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Magnolia has bloomed in the last couple of years, but local leaders say the south Arkansas city — despite its lack of interstate access — is on the cusp of even greater growth.

Simmons Foods Hurt by Slight Miscalculation

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 12:00 am

A “fateful miscalculation” resulted in Simmons Foods Inc.'s missing out on more than $1 million for attorneys' fees and damages in a lawsuit against its insurance carriers, according to a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.

Georgia Pacific To Sell Pine Chemicals Business for $315M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/23/2017 08:30 am

Georgia-Pacific says it will sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity of North Charleston, South Carolina, for $315 million, including certain assets in Crossett.

The Influencers: Tom Schueck of Lexicon Inc.

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

After building Schueck Steel into a family of companies under the Lexicon corporate banner, Tom Schueck has developed a secondary career of sorts.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Establishing Ethos (J. Kathy Barbeire Commentary)

by J. Kathy Barbeire 8/21/2017 12:00 am

It doesn't matter how passionately you argue or how logical your argument is: If the audience doubts your credibility, they will disregard your message.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Where Immigration Policy Could Go Under Trump (Neemah Esmaeilpour Commentary)

by Neemah Esmaeilpour 8/18/2017 06:30 am

Donald Trump has wasted little time in trying to turn his campaign promises of immigration reform into policy. Changes to "legal" immigration have the potential of making a big impact on employers.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Lockheed Martin Announces $161M Army Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 10:07 am

Lockheed Martin on Monday announced that it has received a $161 million U.S. Army production contract for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile.

Court Blows Out Hanna's Candle Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Last week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ended Hanna's Candle Co.'s nearly seven-year legal battle with Bank of America.

Texarkana Officials Expect Union Tank Car to Create 150-200 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 11:34 am

Texarkana, Arkansas officials will tour the new Union Tank Car Co. facility, which will bring about 100 jobs to the city.

Texarkana Issues $250M In Bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 10:47 am

The Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors authorizes up to $250 million in industrial development revenue bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

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