Manufacturing Archive

Union Partners to Build Facility on Big River Steel Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 10:12 am

Union Partners announced Thursday its plans to build a new steel processing facility on the Osceola campus of Big River Steel.

Deltic Posts Likely Last Profit as Separate Company

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2018 08:39 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado closed out its final fiscal year as a separate entity on Wednesday, reporting a small fourth-quarter profit and a a $6.5 million profit for all of 2017.

Tyson Buys 3 Grain Elevators in Tennessee

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 03:29 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Wednesday that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase three commercial grain elevators from the Grain Group of The Andersons Inc.

Applied Process To Build Fort Smith Plant, Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 09:34 am

Applied Process Inc. of Livonia, Michigan, plans to build a multimillion-dollar, 51,000-SF treatment plant in Fort Smith and bring 30 new jobs to the city.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado.

Tyson Foods Reports $1.6B 1Q Profit, Will Give Bonuses to Workers

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/8/2018 06:55 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported record earnings per share of $4.40 in the first quarter, a period marked by record prepared foods results and a tax savings windfall brought on by the new federal tax law.

2 Moves Highlight Evolving U.S. Power Sources

by Kyle Massey 2/7/2018 03:56 pm

The parent company of Southwestern Electric Power Co. this week announced a significant turn away from coal, and Entergy Corp. pulled out of a leading nuclear energy trade group.

Machine Learning Tops List of Hot, Trendy Technologies

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

High-tech doors are just a hint at what goes on inside RevUnit, which builds applications to help businesses operate efficiently in areas like productivity, worker engagement and learning.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.

Arkansas District Export Council Adds 15 Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 02:17 pm

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently appointed 15 new members to the Arkansas District Export Council.

Petit Jean Meats CEO David Ruff Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 11:10 am

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, announces the death of CEO David Ruff.

Sun Paper Gets Bigger: Now $1.8B, Plant to Employ 350

by Lance Turner 1/30/2018 02:53 pm

Shandong Sun Paper Industry says it will pile an additional $500 million and 100 jobs into its planned Sun Bio Products plant in Clark County. The company said the plant will now make linerboard, which is one of two types of paper that make up corrugated board.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Wicked Mix Shells Out New Oyster Snacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix company is introducing a new product line: Wicked Minis, three flavors of oyster crackers.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Bentonville Case Reflects Wave of Suits By White Men

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A Benton County man who claimed he lost his job because he was male and not Jewish recently lost his case in federal appeals court, but his allegations reflect a growing trend of white men suing employers for discrimination.

Safe Foods to Expand, Add 35 Jobs by 2019

by Lance Turner 1/26/2018 11:08 am

Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock says it will spend $15 million for a new facility and add 35 jobs by the first quarter of 2019.