Manufacturing Archive

Legacy's Kody Riggan Elected to Equipment Dealers Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Kody Riggan, president and CEO of Legacy Equipment LLC, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association.

Entrepreneurs Can Find Support at ASU Business Center

by George Jared 4/18/2016 10:42 am

Small businesses form the backbone of the economy in the Jonesboro area, says Arkansas State University Business and Technology Development Center consultant Kelli Listenbee.

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

Defective Merchandise Detailed in Lawsuit from Wal-Mart Vendor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

RND said the relationship between Victory and Wal-Mart soured after Wal-Mart found Victory manufactured goods in Chinese factories that allegedly weren't approved by Wal-Mart. Making matters worse, defective merchandise allegedly was shipped to the retailer, RND said in its court papers.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.

Mississippi County's Nucor: 3 Decades, 4 Facilities

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

In Mississippi County, the big news in steel these days is Big River. But the firmly established player in northeast Arkansas steel is Nucor Corp., the largest steelmaker in the United States.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

NanoMech Gets $10M for Work With Saudi Arabian Oil Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 11:41 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced Wednesday that it has secured $10 million in capital for leading its Series C Financing round from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures.

Big Stipulations from Energy Security Partners Gets Cheap Lease on Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

So how do you get a 10-year lease on a big chunk of land and pay just $10 a year in rent? If the $100 deal between Energy Security Partners LLC and the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County is any indication, you have to make some big promises.

Shale Play Loan Hits Nonaccrual at Heartland Bank

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Among Heartland's biggest and worst energy-related loans is one connected with a shale play in the New Albany formation of eastern Illinois.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Cotton-tastrophe Averted? (Nathan Reed Commentary)

by Nathan Reed 4/7/2016 08:00 am

Market challenges have led to a massive drop in cotton acreage in Arkansas, but 2016 could see change.

Walmart, Sam's Club Commit to Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2016 04:55 pm

Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. announced Tuesday their goal to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025, representing an effort to maintain affordable prices while improving the food supply.

Energy Security Partners Signs Land Lease for Jefferson County Fuel Plant

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2016 01:04 pm

A site near Pine Bluff has won the competition to become home to a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel, economic development officials say.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.

Quality and the Golden Rule (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Perceived quality is created. Objective quality is measured. Either way, quality begets value and value begets purchasing and repurchasing decisions.

At Under 40 Forum, Hutchinson Outlines How Arkansas Must Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 4/1/2016 02:25 pm

At the inaugural Under 40 Forum on Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson highlighted how he thinks Arkansans must work to attract and retain talent.

LM Wind Power to Build 44K-SF Warehouse at Little Rock Port

by Lance Turner 4/1/2016 11:18 am

LM Wind Power said Friday that it will consolidate its two Little Rock operations at the city's port and build a new 44,000-SF warehouse there to open in July.