Manufacturing Archive

ADEQ: Clean Power Plan Final Rule Improvement Over Draft

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:40 pm

Arkansas is in better shape under the federal Clean Power Plan final rule than it was under the plan's draft, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh said Monday.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 03:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state's unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

Nestle Net Profit, Sales Down Slightly in First Half of Year

by Associated Press 8/14/2015 12:40 pm

Food and drinks giant Nestle says sales and net profit declined slightly in the first half due to currency fluctuations and a recall of Maggi noodles in India.

US Factory Output Climbed in July, Lifted by Auto Production

by Associated Press 8/14/2015 12:36 pm

Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in U.S. manufacturing in July.

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria

by Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:51 pm

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

Diamond Agency Picked To Publish Arkadelphia Chamber Guide

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado has been chosen to publish the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visitors & Relocation Guide.

Watergate Apartments Draw $7.8 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 148-unit apartment complex in Little Rock tipped the scales at $7.8 million.

Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 02:16 pm

Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

Stuttgart Mess Leads to Lawsuit for Mid-South Industrial

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A contractor has been hit with a $2.6 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to clean up after itself at a Stuttgart food plant in 2013.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Alliance Rubber Debuts ‘Mover Bands'

by Austin DuVall 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has added Mover Bands, heavy-duty rubber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length, to its list of products, the company announced recently.

American Railcar to Invest $10.5M, Add 75 Jobs in Marmaduke

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2015 04:01 pm

American Railcar Industries Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, is expanding its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke.

Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:46 am

Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus and AEDC board approval to further develop its patent-pending UV detector.

Zero Mountain Plans Expansion at Fort Smith Headquarters

by Mark Carter 7/28/2015 10:06 am

Zero Mountain Inc., which provides cold and dry storage warehousing, is planning a $14 million, 90,000-SF expansion and has acquired a 206,000-SF warehouse adjacent to its headquarters on Highway 45 South.

Lockheed Martin in Camden to Work $1.5B Contract

by Alexis Hosticka 7/27/2015 02:09 pm

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, has received a $1.5 billion contract with the U.S. military for production and delivery of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles.

Deltic Timber 2Q Profit Down 85 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 03:42 pm

Wet weather conditions and a slow housing market dampened second-quarter profit for Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, the real estate and timber company reported Wednesday.

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Declining gasoline prices that cut demand for biodiesel and the increasing popularity of compressed natural gas as a fuel are two other factors behind the industry's doldrums, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and others say.