Manufacturing Archive

Area Real Estate Agents Busy After News of Peco Foods Plant

by Associated Press 3/21/2014 08:50 am

Real estate agents in northeast Arkansas say they're seeing more business after last week's announcement that a $165 million poultry operation is headed to the area.

Report: Arkansas' Manufacturing Employment Down Third Year in a Row

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 04:01 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' "Burgundy Book" report showed manufacturing employment was down for the third year in a row in 2013 in Arkansas, in addition to a drop in manufacturing exports.

Continued Recovery Helps Boost Deltic CEO's Pay

by Jan Cottingham 3/17/2014 03:29 pm

The continued housing recovery that led to record profit for Deltic Timber Corp. last year helped propel total compensation for Deltic President and CEO Ray Dillon to $2.87 million in 2013.

Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 03:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Mike Beebe Vetoes Tax Exemption for Drilling Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2014 09:45 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.3 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 09:40 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from December to 7.3 percent in January, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

Peco Foods Announces Northeast Arkansas Plant, 1,000 Jobs

by Mark Carter 3/10/2014 10:02 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and executives from Peco Foods announce plans for a new $165 million poultry operation in northeast Arkansas that will employ 1,000.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Paul Latture Gives Port of Little Rock Last Glance

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Paul Latture has announced his retirement effective July 1, which is about the time the Port Authority's new $1.9 million headquarters building is scheduled to open. The new Arkansas River Resource Center occupies 4.2 acres on the banks of the Arkansas River and will also be home to the Little Rock Port Authority Shortline Railroad and the Arkansas Waterways Commission.

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.

Mountain Valley Spring Water Acquired by Great Range Capital

by Mark Carter 3/4/2014 04:12 pm

Mountain Valley Spring Water of Hot Springs has been acquired for an undisclosed price by an investment group led by Great Range Capital of Kansas City, the company announced Tuesday.

Allens Sale Complete, Chris Kiser Named CEO

by Gwen Moritz 3/3/2014 04:07 pm

The bankruptcy court-approved sale of Allens Inc.'s operations and assets to Sager Creek Acquisition Corp. was completed on Friday, and Chris Kiser was appointed CEO of the company.

QU-BD Hears Complaints From All Sides Over 3-D Printer Pre-orders

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Some customers of QU-BD say their printers have not been delivered and requested refunds have not been paid.

Deltic Reports Record Profit of $26.2M in 2013

by Jan Cottingham 2/26/2014 04:22 pm

Deltic Timber reports a record $26.2 million in net income in 2013. The timber and real estate company also reports quarterly profit of $2.3 million, down slightly from $2.4 million in the same quarter last year.

John Hugg, Jill Darling Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2014 07:31 am

Each year, Arkansas Business Publishing Group sponsors the awards to honor businesses in three categories related to number of employees as well as business executives, nonprofit executives and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas.

Video: Inside Custom Aircraft Cabinets of Sherwood

by Lance Turner 2/24/2014 09:59 am

THV 11 News reporter Ashley Blackstone goes inside Custom Aircraft Cabinets of Sherwood manufacturing facility for a glimpse at how its owners are making their dream come alive.

Hot Springs' Alliance Rubber Expands Size Selection

by Eric Monson 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Alliance Rubber Co. in Hot Springs has been making rubber bands since 1923, but only recently decided to go big. Alliance's Supersize Bands, available in 12-inch, 14-inch and 17-and-one-quarter-inch sizes, are designed to help customers keep large organizational projects neat.

It's Worth A Try (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/24/2014 12:00 am

When we look at manufacturing in our state, as we do in several stories this week, we have a fellow feeling, a special appreciation for other Arkansans who are adding value, who are making things. Especially because manufacturing in Arkansas has been on the ropes for a long time and isn't recovering the way we'd like to see.

Delta Plastics CEO Dhu Thompson on Arkansas Naturally Being in the Middle of Manufacturing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Before buying Delta Plastics of the South in November 1996, Dhu Thompson had been in the banking industry for more than 18 years, most recently as vice president and head of private banking of Bank One in Monroe, La. Delta Plastics employs more than 275, and its sister company, Revolution Bag, employs more than 25.