Manufacturing Archive

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Texamerican Food Moving Corporate HQ to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 01:13 pm

Texamerican Food Blending Inc. of Hot Springs is merging with Texamerican Food Marketing of Dallas and moving the corporate headquarters to Hot Springs, the company announced Wednesday.

Lockheed Martin to Produce More PAC-3 Missiles at Camden

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 09:55 am

Lockheed Martin has signed a $1.1 billion contract with the U.S. military for further production of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) missiles built at its Camden plant. GAO Dismisses Lockheed Martin's JLTV Protest

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 09:20 am

The Government Accountability Office has dismissed Lockheed Martin's protest of the U.S. Army's decision to award Oshkosh a contract to build its Humvee replacement, is reporting.

Bill Dillard III to Moderate UA Business Forecast Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 09:29 am

Regional, national and international experts will discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world at the 22nd annual Business Forecast luncheon.

Bad Boy Mowers Announces Expansion, 160 New Jobs

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 10:13 am

The company will invest $7.8 million in a 68,000-SF facility on 10 acres across from its 1 million-SF, 29-acre facility. The expansion will add 160 future jobs, bringing employment to about 750 workers.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Blue Bell Ice Cream to Return to Arkansas in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 10:33 am

Blue Bell Ice Cream will begin servicing Little Rock and surrounding areas on Jan. 11, after distribution of their products was shut down in March due to Listeria.

J.B. Hunt to Add 1,000 Jobs Over 6 Years

by Marty Cook 12/9/2015 02:45 pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday that it will add 1,000 jobs in Arkansas over the next six years.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes $40,000 Donation to SAU Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2015 09:11 am

GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GenCorp and its subsidiary company Aerojet Rocketdyne of Camden, invested $20,000 in the engineering program at Southern Arkansas University, completing a $40,000 overall donation.

UTC Aerospace Systems to Close North Little Rock Operation

by Alexis Hosticka 12/1/2015 02:33 pm

UTC Aerospace Systems announced Tuesday that it will close its North Little Rock facility, affecting 32 full-time employees.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Awaits FAA Review of Innovative Seat

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A small company in North Little Rock is poised for expansion thanks in part to an innovative passenger seat undergoing review by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NowDiagnostics Adds Three to Executive Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Ann G. Bordelon, Jeff Ellis and Adam Glasier have joined the leadership team of NowDiagnostics Inc. of Springdale.

Noranda Laying Off 38 at Newport Aluminum Plant

by Alexis Hosticka 11/24/2015 08:50 am

Noranda says it will lay off 38 employees at its Newport plant on or around Dec. 3.