Manufacturing Archive

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.

Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:46 am

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Nucor Corp. Plans New $230M Mill at Blytheville, 100 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 04:01 pm

Nucor Corp. says it will add a $230 million cold mill to its Blytheville operation as it seeks to grow sales to the automotive market.

Bad Boy Mowers Begins Exports to Australia

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 02:42 pm

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville, which makes a range of zero-turn lawn mowers for residential and commercial use, has begun exporting mowers to Australia.

Amfuel to Close Magnolia Plant, Move Operations to Texas

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 11:40 am

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia is closing its plant in Magnolia, a move that will affect up to 300 jobs, as it brings a new plant online in Texas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Intimidator to Invest $12M, Add 400 Workers in Batesville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 10:17 am

Intimidator Inc. of Batesville plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Independence County, investing $12 million in facilities and equipment and adding 400 full-time employees over four years.

Arcade Office in River Market Bought for $2.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Office space in downtown Little Rock, an ammo plant in Jacksonville and a Little Rock warehouse provide our trio of multimillion-dollar deals this week.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Central Arkansas Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate in the industrial real estate market in central Arkansas continued its decline in the second quarter of 2016, falling to 10.1 percent compared with 11.7 percent a year ago.

Frito-Lay Seeks Up to $150M in Bonds for Jonesboro Plant Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 9/16/2016 11:45 am

Frito-Lay of Texas has asked the city of Jonesboro to issue industrial development revenue bonds not to exceed $150 million for another expansion of its facility at 2810 Quality Way.

NanoMech Wins $235K Contract To Develop Army Uniforms

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/13/2016 01:51 pm

NanoMech of Springdale has been awarded a $235,000 contract from the U.S. Army to develop and evaluate next generation Army Combat Uniforms using NanoMech's nGuard, a cost-effective coating finish and additive.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

Bad Boy Mowers Sharpens Blade in Patent Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville has hauled its cross-town competitor into court over allegations that it's infringing on a Bad Boy patent for lawnmowers.

OK Foods to Give 500K Pounds of Chicken to Food Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2016 10:34 am

OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith announces what it describes as a strategic long-term partnership with the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith.