Manufacturing Archive

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Burgundy Book: Economic Outlook Better for 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2016 02:41 pm

Sixty-five percent of business contacts in the Little Rock zone expect local economic conditions to be better or somewhat better in 2017, according to the latest Burgundy Book.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Big River Steel Sells First Coil, Commissions Two Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2016 09:39 am

Big River Steel says operations have begun in its melt shop and hot mill, the next step in a phased start-up of the $1.3 billion plant near Osceola.

Mars Petcare Announces $72M Expansion, 130 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2016 03:16 pm

Mars Petcare will invest at least $72 million to expand its Fort Smith pet food manufacturing plant and add as many as 130 jobs over the next few years.

New Owners Aim to Reopen Summit Poultry in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2016 02:11 pm

Summit Poultry Inc. has a pair of new owners who aim to reopen the company next month at the former Horizon plant in Pine Bluff and employ more than 100 people.

Kinco CEO Doug Wasson Hammers Home Need for New Craftsmen in Construction

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

Doug Wasson has served as president and CEO of Kinco Constructors since 2001. The company ranked eighth among Arkansas general contractors with 2015 revenue of $66.6 million.

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

Seeing Things That Don't Exist — Yet (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/5/2016 12:00 am

People who can visualize things that have never existed are as mysterious and awe-inspiring to me as the people who can hear music that has never been written.

The Art of the (Cuban) Deal (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Fifty-plus years of the U.S. trade embargo against communist Cuba have failed to bring democracy to that island nation; instead, it's penalized Arkansas businesses who would benefit greatly by trade with Cuba.

Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Not Starting From Scratch

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Tom Hayes, who becomes CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Dec. 31, talks about the transition in this expanded version of Executive Q&A.

St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2016 03:51 pm

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

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