Manufacturing Archive

Stephen K. Parks' Coal Tax-Credit Scam a Deep, Dark Pit

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Pleading guilty to a coal tax-credit scheme and entering federal prison last year didn't settle the legal issues surrounding Little Rock businessman Stephen K. Parks.

Burgundy Book: More Arkansans Expect Worsening Economic Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 09:53 am

According to a February survey of business contacts, a little less than 50 percent expect that economic conditions will worsen in 2016 compared with 2015.

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent

by Lance Turner 3/25/2016 09:19 am

Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

FMH Conveyors to Build $12.5M Plant in Jonesboro, Add 110 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2016 02:39 pm

FMH Conveyors of Suwanee, Georgia, said Wednesday that it will build a new $12.5 million, 195,000-SF manufacturing plant in Jonesboro.

Bekaert Expansion in Rogers to Create 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 3/23/2016 11:00 am

Bekaert said Wednesday that it will expand its plant in Rogers, adding 50 percent capacity and creating 100 new jobs.

Executive Pay at Deltic Drops in 2015

by Jan Cottingham 3/22/2016 09:58 am

Executive compensation at Deltic Timber Inc. declined in 2015 compared with the previous year, with CEO Ray Dillon earning $1.89 million last year compared with $1.93 million in 2014.

St. John's Apartments in SWLR Sold in $3.2 Million Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

This week's installment of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County is served up as a five-piece.

Core Brewing Still Growing; Distillery Next

by Jan Cottingham 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Jesse Core, founder of craft brewer Core Brewing & Distilling Co. of Springdale, is busier than ever these days, but he took time earlier this month to fill Arkansas Business in on his rapidly expanding enterprise, founded only six years ago.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Big River Plant Processes First Batch of Steel

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:46 am

Big River Steel said Friday that it has commissioned its first steel-processing machinery, the first step in a phased start-up of the $1.3 billion plant near Osceola.

Northwest Arkansas Firms Want to Hire 3K But Need Skilled Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:20 am

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 3,100 jobs and invest more than $336 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

Tyson Foods Releases First Part of Sustainability Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2016 10:58 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday released the first part of what it called a "comprehensive sustainability report," its first since the 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Lockheed Martin Gives SAU $20K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2016 03:11 pm

Southern Arkansas University Engineering receives $20,000 from Lockheed Martin, a contribution that brings the total amount raised to SAU Engineering to more than $350,000.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

A Warehousing Motto: ‘We Will Own Stuff'

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Spartan Logistics is a trucking-warehouse company, but the Ed and Steve Harmon have vertically integrated their entire enterprise. Steve Harmon, the company's managing director, said Spartan Logistics operates 3.6 million SF of warehouse space in 16 locations across four states.

Window Mart to Expand in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 09:02 am

Window Mart of Royal (Garland County) plans to expand its existing facility at 5760 Albert Pike Road with a $6.5 million investment over the next two to three years.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.