Manufacturing Archive

Deltic Timber 2Q Earnings Down 36 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/3/2017 11:04 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado reports second-quarter net income of $2.7 million, down 36 percent from same quarter last year.

Update: Canadian Manufacturer to Open U.S. Headquarters in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2017 11:27 am

Canadian manufacturer DBG announces plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in Conway. The 41-year-old company provides custom metal products to the heavy truck, automotive, agriculture and commercial industries.

Survey Suggests More Growth Ahead for Midwest Economy

by Associated Press 8/1/2017 07:18 am

A monthly survey of business leaders suggested a drop in business conditions but still indicated the economy will pick up over the next few months in nine Midwest and Plains states.

Simmons Foods Eyes 78 New Jobs at Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:48 am

Simmons Foods Inc. on Monday marked the grand opening of its new 72,000-SF ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a $30 million facility that the company expects will create 78 jobs.

Court Blocks Former Tyson Manager from Joining Pilgrim's Pride

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has blocked a former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager from continuing to work for a competitor.

WLR Volvo Complex Sells for $3.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/31/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Little Rock's McLarty Auto Group bought the 60,000-SF McLarty Volvo Cars and McLarty Collision West complex at 1500 N. Shackleford Road.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

US Economy Expanded at Stronger 2.6 Percent Rate in 2Q

by Associated Press 7/28/2017 03:29 pm

The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 10:27 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies.

Arkansas Technical Institute, Community College to Merge

by Associated Press 7/27/2017 02:03 pm

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute plans to merge with East Arkansas Community College.

Western Foods to Employ 50 in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 10:10 am

Western Foods LLC of Woodland, California, will open a gluten-free flour mill in an existing 50,000-SF building in Pine Bluff's industrial park.

Dispute Over Taxes Tears Family Apart

by Mark Friedman 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Roger and Shirley Bailey of Scott have become enmeshed in bitter legal fights with their youngest son Jeffrey, stemming from who should have paid payroll taxes for their business Rig-Up Electrical Services Inc.

Embrace These Tech Investments (Heather Albright Expert Advice)

by Heather Albright 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Technology is transforming nearly every industry, causing disruption that often creates unforeseen challenges to business models. Companies that ignore technology, rather than embracing it, could become irrelevant.

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/21/2017 11:40 am

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

Homesick Candles Offers Arkansas Smells for the Scentimental

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Homesick Candles offers hand-poured scented candles, specifically designed for each state.

As Business Grows in Walnut Ridge, Housing Struggles to Keep Up

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 7/14/2017 06:55 am

The arrival of large-scale employers like Peco Foods Inc., Allegis Corp. and American Silica has brought an economic boom to rural communities in northeast Arkansas. But housing has struggled to keep pace with the influx of business and population.

Lockheed Martin Wins $471M Contract to Produce Rockets

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 03:18 pm

Lockheed Martin wins a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

Backwoods Bumpers, Chandler Truck Accessories Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2017 10:56 am

Backwoods Bumpers Custom Fabrication of Fayetteville has merged with Chandler Truck Accessories of Springdale, a move the companies said would expand manufacturing capabilities for their line of off-road aftermarket steel bumpers.

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