Manufacturing Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Solar Power Generating More Electric Power Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Solar power now employs the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

First Pentecostal Church of Bryant Sold for $3.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A church, residential property and rural acreage in Saline County combine with a Lonoke County farm for a six-pack of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions.

Onin Goes Beyond Recruiting, Finds Homes for Peco Workers

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 9/8/2017 09:37 am

One staffing company in northeast Arkansas, Onin Staffing, is going above and beyond to find employees — and employee housing — for Peco Foods.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown's team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

At Harbor Environmental Inc., Fixers Help Clients Sleep Better

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Trena Adair founded consulting firm Harbor Environmental Inc. of Little Rock in November 2007. Her college classmate and former co-worker, Leslie Davis, joined the business eight months later because, both women said, they wanted to be in charge of their own destinies.

American Marksman to Expand in Searcy, Create 100 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/1/2017 11:06 am

American Marksman Arkansas LLC, an ammunition distributor, plans to expand in Searcy and create up to 100 new advanced manufacturing positions.

SAF-Holland to Invest $4M, Create 65 Jobs in Dumas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/29/2017 10:35 am

SAF-Holland of Luxembourg plans to expand its operations in Dumas (Desha County).

Deltic Timber Says Strategic Review Continues

by Lance Turner 8/28/2017 11:44 am

Amid mounting pressure from a shareholder, Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado said Monday that it is continuing a review of "strategic alternatives" but did not set a timetable for completing it.

Final Permitting Near for Sun Bio Pulp Mill

by George Waldon 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Construction could start late this year on the billion-dollar Sun Bio Material pulp mill near Gum Springs. But the building process for the sprawling Clark County complex is expected to begin in earnest early next year.

Blooming Magnolia Looking to Boom

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Magnolia has bloomed in the last couple of years, but local leaders say the south Arkansas city — despite its lack of interstate access — is on the cusp of even greater growth.

Simmons Foods Hurt by Slight Miscalculation

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 12:00 am

A “fateful miscalculation” resulted in Simmons Foods Inc.'s missing out on more than $1 million for attorneys' fees and damages in a lawsuit against its insurance carriers, according to a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.

Georgia Pacific To Sell Pine Chemicals Business for $315M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/23/2017 08:30 am

Georgia-Pacific says it will sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity of North Charleston, South Carolina, for $315 million, including certain assets in Crossett.

The Influencers: Tom Schueck of Lexicon Inc.

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

After building Schueck Steel into a family of companies under the Lexicon corporate banner, Tom Schueck has developed a secondary career of sorts.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Establishing Ethos (J. Kathy Barbeire Commentary)

by J. Kathy Barbeire 8/21/2017 12:00 am

It doesn't matter how passionately you argue or how logical your argument is: If the audience doubts your credibility, they will disregard your message.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.