Manufacturing Archive

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 04:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

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

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

America's Car-Mart Taps Ray Dillon for Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2017 02:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville says that its board of directors nominated Ray C. Dillon for election as a new, independent director. Dillon, 61, is the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. He retired from the post late last year.

Morgan, Preston Give Advice, Share Perspectives at Economic Future Forum

by Sam Hoisington 6/6/2017 11:34 am

Mike Preston of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Charles Morgan of First Orion Corp. were the keynote speakers for the final day of the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/6/2017 09:57 am

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.

Wal-Mart's Quinn: Community Leaders Key to Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 11:10 am

The International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum is underway now and continues tomorrow at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

No Changes Planned After AFCO Steel Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

AFCO Steel, which has plants in Little Rock and Van Buren, said last week it is continuing with “no changes,” even though it sold its majority interest last month to a New York firm.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 03:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

Survey Shows Slight Decline in Midwest Economic Conditions

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 07:01 am

Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest a slight decline in the economic conditions for nine Midwest and Plains states.

Remembering Patti Upton (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patti Upton was already in her 40s when she went founded Aromatique, making the lines of potpourri and candles and other decorative items that have become ubiquitous. She became a sensation, collecting more accolades than you could shake a holly branch at.

Startup Stays Up: Lauren James Looks to Last

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apparel company The Lauren James Co., based in Fayetteville, is expanding rapidly. Lance Stokes said the company generated more than $10 million in 2016, with one-third of that coming from its e-commerce business.

Modern Storage Draws $3.3M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Modern Storage Maumelle Blvd LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased its namesake at 9100 Maumelle Blvd. The seller is JWL I Ltd., led by William Titus.

126 Units in Fayetteville Sell for $8 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Patrick O'Reilly of Springfield bought the South Creekside Apartments, 126-unit complex four blocks from the University of Arkansas campus.

Arkansas Included in Metal Meat Recall

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2017 12:46 pm

A Kansas food distributor is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage that might contain metal.

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2017 02:42 pm

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

Corrugated Specialties of Fort Smith Buys Texas Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 12:54 pm

Corrugated Specialties of Fort Smith, a manufacturer of corrugated boxes and specialty packaging items, announced on Tuesday that it is purchasing Century Corrugated Container Corp of Kilgore, Texas.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

by Marty Cook 5/22/2017 12:00 am

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients.

Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything

by Kyle Massey 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.

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