Manufacturing Archive

Safe Foods Locks Up 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Slaton Fry has been hired as chief operating officer for Safe Foods Corp. in North Little Rock. Kelly Conley has been hired as director of finance, and Todd Coleman has been hired as director of research and development.

World Trade Organization Warns That Trump Risks Trade War

by Associated Press 3/2/2018 11:31 am

The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Arkansas Exports to Mexico, Canada Swell

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2018 08:56 am

Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by nearly 14 percent from 2016 to 2017, reaching $2.1 billion in goods alone last year, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.

Report: Midwest Business Conditions Index Rose in February

by Associated Press 3/1/2018 08:27 am

A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose over the past month, pointing to continued improvement in regional economic conditions.

Momentum Jonesboro Campaign Cites Gains In Health Care, Manufacturing

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/28/2018 10:41 am

Jonesboro Unlimited, a nonprofit economic development partnership, says a five-year strategic plan to create high-paying jobs is showing results.

Applications for Governor's Global Trade Award Are Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 09:06 am

The Arkansas District Export Council is accepting applications for the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas small, medium and large enterprises.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Taps Cash for Bottling Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A Hot Springs Village startup that wants to sell spring and artesian water recently raised more than $300,000 to dive into the premium bottled water market.

Riggs Cat HQ Gets Steely Due

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The American Institute of Steel Construction of Chicago has announced that the Caterpillar dealership building at 9125 Interstate 30 will receive its merit award for projects costing less than $15 million.

Dan Blair Joins Regions Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Dan Blair has been named wealth adviser for Regions Bank in Little Rock.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2018 01:49 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Washington, have completed their $1.2 billion merger, originally announced last year.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Prince Street Storage Center Sold for $2.8 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

A Conway mini-storage project and a warehouse in southwest Little Rock form this week's duo of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Leslie Rutledge Names Nicole Waugh as AG Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Nicole Waugh was named communications director for the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in Little Rock.

Thinking Big Rigs, Arkansas Company Cleans Up

by Todd Traub 2/16/2018 10:10 am

Whiting Systems Inc. manufactures brush and touchless wash gantries and drive-thrus, pressure washers and cleaning agents for industries relying heavily on trucks, trains, vans, buses and other large vehicles.