Manufacturing Archive

Morfe Manufacturing to Invest $3.8M, Add 123 Jobs in Mountain Pine

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:22 am

Morfe Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that it will invest $3.8 million to expand its Mountain Pine plant and create 123 new jobs.

Ball Corp. Closes Food Can Line in Springdale

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/27/2017 10:46 am

Ball Corp. of Broomfield, Colorado, says it will cease food can production at its Springdale tinplate food and aerosol packaging plant during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Solfuels Loads First Tank at Helena-West Helena Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 09:43 am

Solfuels USA LLC, which recently started production of biodiesel at its retrofitted facility in Helena-West Helena, celebrated the loading of its first railroad tank on Tuesday.

3 Workers Injured in Explosion at Arkansas Alcoa Plant

by Associated Press 9/27/2017 07:22 am

Authorities say an explosion at a plant in Arkansas has sent three employees to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

NC Offered Foxconn $570M, But Firm Took a Much Higher Deal

by Associated Press 9/25/2017 03:33 pm

North Carolina promised tax breaks and other incentives worth more than $570 million to attract a Foxconn electronics plant that could employ 8,800 people, but the state lost out to Wisconsin's five-times-larger offer, documents show.

As Factory Closes, Allens Foods Remains in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Allens remains in bankruptcy, and its trustee in the Chapter 7 liquidation continues to fight some of the creditors that he accused of scheming to buy the vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth 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.

Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 9/25/2017 12:00 am

I'm not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It's only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don't have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola's reasoning. Dreaming big is important.

Del Monte Foods Sells Sager Creek, Siloam Springs Plant Closes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/20/2017 09:58 am

Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco sells its Sager Creek vegetable business to McCall Farms Inc. of Effingham, South Carolina, and that the sale will result in the closure of a production facility in Siloam Springs.

Centennial Files Foreclosure Against Former Allens CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway has filed a foreclosure suit against Joshua Allen, the former CEO and president of Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs.

Amtran Site Sold in Conway; Saltgrass Steak House Sale Finalized

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

An industrial project in Conway, a restaurant site in Little Rock, a royal eatery in North Little Rock and an agri property in Lonoke County join forces to form a quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Data Theft: Is Your Business Ready? (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Gamewell of SBS CyberSecurity offers his list of actions that every business should deploy to mitigate the risk of a data breach.

Marshall Saviers on What's Missing from Northwest Arkansas' Growth Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Marshall Saviers is now president of Sage Partners, where he oversees brokerage operations for the company and helped facilitate the 2017 merger between Sage Partners, Hunt Ventures of Lowell and Capital Partners of Little Rock.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Solar Power Generating More Electric Power Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Solar power now employs the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Onin Goes Beyond Recruiting, Finds Homes for Peco Workers

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 9/8/2017 09:37 am

One staffing company in northeast Arkansas, Onin Staffing, is going above and beyond to find employees — and employee housing — for Peco Foods.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown's team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

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