Manufacturing Archive

City of Trumann in Poinsett County Sees Steady Economy

by Chris Pinkard, The Jonesboro Sun 8/30/2016 07:00 am

Tucked away on the outskirts of Jonesboro, the City of Trumann has been able to carve out a steady economy with no shortage of locally owned businesses and industries.

SPONSORED: Looking At Leadership Through A Different Lens

by 8/30/2016 12:00 am

Key principles in employee management will help achieve much more than bottom-line success.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/29/2016 12:00 am

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains.

Caterpillar to Lay Off 60 in North Little Rock

by Lance Turner 8/25/2016 04:31 pm

Caterpillar Inc. is laying off 60 people at its motor grader manufacting plant in North Little Rock.

Seedlings to Sawmills: Forestry Is Key to Arkansas Economy (Commentary)

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman 8/23/2016 10:29 am

Arkansas forestry has a total economic impact of $3.2 billion annually, with wages averaging $49,000 per year. Of the forests covering more than 19 million acres of Arkansas, only 13 percent is owned by private industry.

Looks Good on Paper: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Shandong Pulp Mill

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

From our file of things you may not know, we dig into items associated with the pulp mill complex developing in Clark County.

Yellow Rocket Buys Rebsamen Property for New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Yellow Rock Concepts of Little Rock, the powerhouse restaurant group, has bought estate sale king Roy Dudley's property at 1311 Rebsamen Park Road in Riverdale.

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

by Jan Cottingham 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

It Takes a Village (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/22/2016 12:00 am

It took the efforts of many people over half a decade and two state administrations to land the Shandong Sun Paper plant that has the potential to transform the economy of Clark County and beyond.

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Aromatique Moves Debbie Isaacs to CFO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Debbie Isaacs has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of Aromatique Inc. of Heber Springs. She was previously controller.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:41 pm

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006.

American Railcar to Open Corbitt Manufacturing Facility in Paragould

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 02:54 pm

Corbitt Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc. of St. Charles, Missouri, says it will open a new facility in Paragold that will create up 60 new jobs.