Manufacturing Archive

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

New Dassault Falcon Jet Center in Louisville to Help Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 6/12/2015 01:45 pm

Dassault Falcon Jet will open a spare parts Regional Distribution Center (RDC) stocked with the most frequently ordered Falcon parts, due to open by the end of the year, at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky.

Update: Comment Period Extended for Clean Line Project

by Mark Carter 6/12/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Highway Funding, Europe Trip

by Mark Carter 6/11/2015 03:07 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that "everything is on the table" for the Highway Funding Working Group he created and charged with finding new ways to fund state highways by Dec. 15.

Fort Smith, Little Rock Show Increases in Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Alexis Hosticka 6/9/2015 10:10 am

Retail and construction are doing well in Little Rock and Fort Smith, giving the cities the two largest month-to-month increases from February to March in the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

French Manufacturer to Open Plant in West Memphis, Employ 70

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 01:56 pm

A French overhead line insulation technology company will open a manufacturing plant in West Memphis to serve the planned Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project, the companies said on Monday.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Independence County Receives $1.25M Economic Grant

by Lance Turner 6/6/2015 03:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.25 million grant to Independence County to be used for infrastructure improvements near a poultry feed mill.

Riceland, Producers Rice Join to Take Stake in Sage V Foods in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 6/4/2015 03:18 pm

Sage V Foods sold its interest in an instant rice production facility in Little Rock to Best Rice LLC, jointly owned by Riceland Foods and Producers Rice Mill.

Arkansas Supreme Court: State Wrong to Collect Tax on Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/4/2015 09:45 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state was wrong to collect more than $1.3 million in taxes on sand used in natural gas drilling.

Excerpts About Arkansas, Highlights From the Fed's 'Beige Book' Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 02:49 pm

The following are excepts from the Fed's report on the St. Louis district, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Southwest Steel to Add 100 Workers, Invest $18M in Newport

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 10:05 am

Southwest Steel Processing said Monday that it will invest $18 million in its Newport parts plant and hire 100 workers there over the next two years.

May Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead in Midwest

by Associated Press 6/1/2015 08:53 am

A report on a May survey says slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

Pratt & Whitney Request Declaration of Citizenship Before Facility Tour

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Pratt & Whitney held a celebratory news conference to highlight the recent growth at its repair facility in Springdale. But an otherwise typical invitation to the event included something your Whispers staff has never seen before – in order to get a security badge, members of the media had to declare their citizenship.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas, which remained relatively stable during 2014, declined to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with 11.8 percent both in the previous quarter, fourth-quarter 2014, and the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014.

Cotton, Womack See Opportunity at Springdale's Pratt & Whitney Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2015 10:39 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Steve Womack helped Pratt & Whitney promote the recent growth of its PSD repair facility in Springdale.

Legislators Miss Opportunity (Jacob Bundrick Commentary)

by Jacob Bundrick 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas legislators are fully aware of the state's tax problem. In fact, they freely admit it. Yet legislators continue to throw away opportunities to correct Arkansas' onerous manufacturing taxes.

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