Manufacturing Archive

Technological Innovations Bring Profitable Changes to the Fayetteville Shale

by George Waldon 9/15/2014 12:00 am

New advances have enabled companies to drill deeper and more complex wells to tap the gas shale, too. Mixed in with the drilling improvements are new fracking techniques that increase the productivity of wells.

Mike Beebe Appoints 58 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 02:58 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announces 58 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Acme CFO, Employees Sue Berkshire Hathaway For Cutting Benefits

by Lance Turner 9/8/2014 01:38 pm

Acme Brick's CFO, an Acme employee and an Acme retiree have filed a class-action lawsuit against the brick company's owner, Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathaway, saying the company broke its promise not to cut retirement benefits to Acme employees.

Former Allens Warehouse in Springdale Sold for $4.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Automotive dealer Larry Breeden of Van Buren bought the 3.58-acre development at 705 N. Thompson St. through his Springdale Thompson Warehouse LLC.

Census Says Breweries Booming

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The number of breweries in the United States has more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, rising from 398 to 869, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of shipments increased nearly 33.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $28.3 billion.

Redman: ‘Unfair' Price Increase Sparked Move Back to U.S. from China

by Marty Cook 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Mel Redman said he and his son began planning to move the manufacturing of a 6-volt battery-operated toy car from China to northwest Arkansas after Redman & Associates was hit with unexpected price increases a couple of years ago.

Toymaker Redman's Rough History Doesn't Deter State Investment

by Marty Cook 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The state's top economic development official said he has no undue concerns about a $2 million taxpayer investment in Redman & Associates, despite the CEO's bankruptcy a decade ago and subsequent litigation, including a lawsuit related to the product the company is manufacturing in Rogers.

Trans-Atlantic Trade Expedition Bears Promise of Arkansas Jobs

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the AEDC, hinted that meetings in Europe would yield announcements in the not-so-distant future regarding new jobs and capital investment in Arkansas.

Update: 14 Laid Off By Toy Car Maker in Blow to Wal-Mart's 'Made in USA' Initiative

by Marty Cook and Gwen Moritz 9/5/2014 04:03 pm

Redman & Associates filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing a Chinese company of engaging in an "underhanded strategy" in an attempt to derail Wal-Mart's attempts to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind Acquires Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 04:16 pm

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has acquired Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind of Little Rock.

Dassault Breaks Ground on $60M Hangar Dedicated to New Models

by Mark Carter 9/2/2014 10:17 am

Dassault Falcon Jet breaks ground on a $60 million expansion at its Little Rock completion facility.

Greenway Picks 7 John Deere Dealerships in $112M Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Greenway Equipment Inc. of Newport purchased a string of John Deere dealerships in Grady, England, Pine Bluff, Bryant, Conway, DeWitt and Stuttgart.

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

by Lee Hogan 8/27/2014 10:13 am

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas.

Lou Ann Nisbett On What Attracts Industry to Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Lou Ann Nisbett is the president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County.

Ozone Standard Threatens Arkansas (Feedback)

by Charles M. Miller 8/25/2014 12:00 am

How does the government expect the companies we advise to comply with a regulation when the agency pushing the rule sees no path toward meeting its standard?

VIC Develops Own Startup ‘Venture Ecosystem'

by Mark Carter 8/25/2014 12:00 am

A unique technology transfer model is helping a Fayetteville company incubate early-stage, high-tech startups and place them on a path to market success.

Superior Closure Sparks Northwest Arkansas Efforts To Find Jobs for Workers

by Marty Cook 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Melissa Turner says it was a somber day said when the news came that Superior Industries was closing its Rogers plant. But then the community stepped in, and not just Rogers either.

Highland Pellets to Build $130M Plant in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2014 09:26 am

Highland Pellets LLC said Wednesday that it will build a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff.

NLR Woman Pleads Guilty to $1M Payroll Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 05:36 pm

Regina Lynn Paff, 53, who handled the payroll for AGL Corp. of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud filed directly by federal prosecutors.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."