Manufacturing Archive

Entergy Rolls With Industry Changes in Coal, Gas, Solar

by Marty Cook 11/2/2015 12:00 am

In the past six years, Entergy Arkansas has made acquisitions that are part and parcel of a $2.4 billion investment in improvements in generation, distribution and transmission projects through 2017.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Entergy's Rick Riley on Keeping Costs Low, Power Lines High

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Rick Riley is scheduled to become president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas on the retirement of Hugh McDonald in 2016.

WLR Office Building Draws $4.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The 333 Executive Court Building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A west Little Rock congregation expanded its holdings in a $3.65 million deal for a neighboring 45,528-SF grocery store. And two Little Rock nonprofits were on either side of a $1.11 million transaction.

Hormel Foods Recalls Skippy Peanut Butter Because of Metal Shavings

by Associated Press 10/30/2015 04:00 pm

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is recalling 153 cases of peanut butter made at its Little Rock, Arkansas, factory because of the potential for metal shavings in the jars.

US Stocks Waver; On Track for Best Month Since 2011

by Associated Press 10/30/2015 12:32 pm

U.S. stocks wavered on Friday as government data revealed that wages and consumer spending growth remain feeble. But the market has regained its late-summer losses and is closing out its best month in four years.

HP, a Silicon Valley Icon, Is Ready for Its Break-Up

by Associated Press 10/30/2015 12:30 pm

One of the nation's most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology — and big-company sluggishness in responding.

Little Rock to Host International Economic Development Conferences

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 03:01 pm

Little Rock will host two international economic development conferences, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.

Tyson Foods Increasing Hourly Pay at Chicken Plants

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2015 09:22 am

The move will affect hourly production, maintenance and refrigeration workers at 51 of Tyson's chicken plants, the company said. The raises will go into effect Nov. 1.

SFC Fluidics Receives Grant to Develop Pump System Used in Animal Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 03:53 pm

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics has received a Phase 1 SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for development of a wireless, implantable, rapid dosing delivery system for small-animal research.

Slow Housing Recovery Drags on Deltic Timber Earnings

by Lance Turner 10/21/2015 03:41 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a net profit of just $38,000, down from $6 million in the same quarter last year.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

by Alexis Hosticka 10/20/2015 11:05 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September.

Micro Plastics to Invest $2.4M, Open Facility in Melbourne

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 02:53 pm

Micro Plastics Inc. of Flippin, which makes threaded nylon fasteners, announced Thursday that the company will locate a facility in Melbourne (Izard County).

Baxter International to Add 225 Jobs in Mountain Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 11:08 am

Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, a publicly traded health care products manufacturer, announced Thursday that it will add about 225 full-time employees to its Mountain Home plant over the next five years.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Weyerhaeuser Launches $190M Dierks Sawmill Project

by George Waldon 10/12/2015 12:00 am

One of the oldest sawmill operations in the state is undergoing a $190 million rebirth at its historic southwest Arkansas home. Site preparation for the new Weyerhaeuser complex at Dierks (Howard County) is winding down as the project shifts into a new phase of construction.

Cotton Inc. Honors UA Cotton Breeder Fred Bourland

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Fred Bourland, a cotton breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be inducted by Cotton Inc. into the 2015 class of the Cotton Research & Promotion Hall of Fame.

Aubra Anthony: Sale of Anthony Forest Products Best for Family

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

The $93.5 million sale of Anthony Forest Products Co. to a Canadian company was the best choice for the Anthony family, for the firm's employees, for the communities it operates in and for its customers and suppliers, said CEO Aubra Anthony.

Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected.

Forest Resources Center's Matthew Pelkki on Why Timber Industry Isn't Falling

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Pelkki has written more than 100 scholarly articles and been a lead investigator in 27 projects involving more than $6 million in research funding.