Manufacturing Archive

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

US Services Firms Expand at Fastest Pace Since October 2015

by Associated Press 3/3/2017 10:42 am

U.S. services companies expanded in February at the fastest pace since October 2015.

Oxford Industries Buys Strong Suit Clothing of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 3/1/2017 09:49 am

Strong Suit Clothing, a men's apparel company based in Little Rock, has been acquired by publicly traded Oxford Industries Inc. of Atlanta.

Midwest Survey Suggests Manufacturing Boosting Economy

by Associated Press 3/1/2017 06:53 am

Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states.

Deltic Timber Names New CEO, Fires CFO

by Lance Turner 2/27/2017 10:10 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado names John D. Enlow, formerly of Weyerhaeuser, as its new chief executive and revealed that it had fired its chief financial officer for misappropriating "certain Company assets for personal use."

Deltic Timber Shares Spike as Filing Reports Buyout Interest

by Lance Turner 2/23/2017 11:02 am

Shares of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado hit a new 52-week high Wednesday after a filing said the timber and real estate firm had been "approached by multiple parties interested in merging with or acquiring" the company.

Phoenix Investors Buys Former Whirlpool Plant in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 10:38 am

Phoenix Investors LLC of Milwaukee has purchased the 1.5 million-SF former Whirlpool manufacturing facility on Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herren and Todd Hickingbotham.

Trane to Close Residential HVAC Operation in Fort Smith

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:12 pm

Trane says it will close its residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturing facility in Fort Smith and move its operations to four other U.S. facilities.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Surety Bonds and Marijuana Dispensaries (Todd Bryant Commentary)

by Todd Bryant 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Among the requirements for the medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Arkansas is a medical marijuana surety bond.

Welspun Loses Insurance Case Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently ruled Welspun Pipe's insurance carrier doesn't have to pay the pipe manufacturer $13.5 million for a loss tied to a 2012 fire at its Little Rock plant.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

HoganTaylor Accounting Firm Names New Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 11:16 am

HoganTaylor, a large public accounting firm in Oklahoma and Arkansas, announced Monday that it has named Dan Bomhoff, John Cooper, Jeff Koweno and Bret Little as partners.

Update: Tyson Foods 1Q Beats; Company Reports SEC Subpoena

by Reuters 2/6/2017 07:31 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit. It also said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

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