Manufacturing Archive

In Little Rock, Chase Economist Finds Economic Recovery Going Well

by Sarah Campbell 10/20/2016 10:29 am

"We're not in crisis; we're getting back on our feet," economist Jim Glassman told business professionals Wednesday at an economic outlook luncheon.

Innovation Hub to Host Makers Summit on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 11:18 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, which is now part of Winrock International, will host its first Makers Summit on Thursday in support of the White House's Nation of Makers,

Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

A Morrilton pet supply company has its fur standing on end after seeing a cat scratcher for sale at Big Lots Stores Inc.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

Todd Hillman of MISO on Keeping Arkansas Within Balance of Power

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Todd Hillman is the vice president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator's south region, the company which took over the electricity transmission of Entergy Corp. in Arkansas in 2011.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

GE to Buy LM Wind Power for $1.65B

by Lance Turner 10/11/2016 11:10 am

General Electric of Boston said Tuesday that it will purchase LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, for $1.65 billion.

Tyson Foods Buys Ownership Stake in Beyond Meat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 04:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has taken a 5 percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced Monday.

Pernod Ricard to Bottle Malibu Rum in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 11:39 am

Pernod Ricard USA of New York says it will expand its Fort Smith production facility in order to bottle its Malibu Rum brand sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Dassault Aviation Delivers First 8X Jet

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 11:11 am

Dassault Aviation of Paris, France, on Wednesday delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft to Amjet Executive of Athens, Greece, at Dassault's facility in Mérignac, France.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Survey Suggests Economy Will Remain Weak in Midwest, Plains

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 06:53 am

A monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states because of weakness in agriculture and energy businesses.

Oakwood Apartments Sale Tops $6.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Los Angeles real estate investment firm AndMark bought the Oakwood Apartments project at 1310 Smithwick Drive in Jacksonville.

Talks Between Amfuel, Union Help Keep Most Magnolia Employees Through 2017

by Sarah Campbell 9/30/2016 10:00 am

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia says "a substantial portion of the workforce will remain employed" until November 2017 and "potentially beyond."

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

South Arkansas Community College Awarded $788K for Manufacturing Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:02 am

South Arkansas Community College has been awarded a $788,587 grant from the Economic Development Administration to build an Advance Manufacturing Training Center in El Dorado.