Manufacturing Archive

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.

Craft Brews Make Home in Fort Smith

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

It was love that brought Quentin Willard back to Fort Smith, and it was love that led him, with business partner Brooke Elder, to found Fort Smith Brewing Co.

Fisher Martin Joins Eric Rob & Isaac (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Fisher Martin has been hired by Eric Rob & Isaac, a Little Rock advertising agency, as a media assistant.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year's list of the state's biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Coca-Cola Complex Acquired in $11 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

A soda plant, agri acreage and an equipment rental venue form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Sale to Oldcastle Lets AERT Show Strengths

by Kyle Massey 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Composite material maker in Springdale finds stability with far-larger company.

Rock Town Distillery Finds New Home Downtown

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2017 08:40 am

The Little Rock venture, touted as the first legal distillery in Arkansas since Prohibition, will relocate downtown to 1201 Main St.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Deltic Timber and Potlatch, Made for a Merger

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado found its match when Potlatch came courting with an all-stock deal.

Auto Parts Warehouse Hosts $3.6 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/30/2017 12:00 am

River Mountain Investments bought the Ozark Automotive Distributors facility at 4350 Stockton Drive in North Little Rock.

Allen Engineering Opens New Distribution Center, Training Facility

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/25/2017 02:51 pm

Allen Engineering unveiled a new 34,000-SF distribution center along with a 4,500-SF training facility Oct. 11, at its Paragould headquarters and factory.

Rick Crawford Named Co-Chair of House Steel Caucus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2017 02:43 pm

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has been named co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus.

Risever to Spend $20M on New Jonesboro Plant, Employ 130

by Lance Turner 10/25/2017 10:46 am

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. LTD plans to invest $20 million to build its first U.S. operation in Jonesboro's Craighead Technology Park, a project executives said would create 130 jobs.

Fresh Off Merger, Deltic Reports 3Q Earnings

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2017 09:02 am

Deltic Timber Corp. reports preliminary third-quarter financial results, noting higher sales and income over the same quarter last year.

Update: Potlatch, Deltic Timber to Combine in Stock Swap

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 07:58 am

Potlatch Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announce that they will combine to create "a leading domestic timberland owner and top-tier lumber manufacturer."

Husqvarna Turns to Today's Power in Nashville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Husqvarna Group announced plans in June to build a 1.3-megawatt solar facility at its injection molding plant in Nashville (Howard County), but the global power equipment firm didn't say who the contractor would be.

Bass Pro Shops Nets $21.8 Million in Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A big retail destination, an industrial project and auto land in west Little Rock provide this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products.