Manufacturing Archive

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Consider Middle Managers in Growth Plans (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Is middle management dead? As industry after industry has felt the effects of consolidation and disintermediation, the ranks of middle managers have, in many cases, dwindled.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin

by Graycen Colbert 12/13/2017 03:07 pm

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder's grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup.

Morrilton Packing to Invest $2.1M, Add 34 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/11/2017 02:25 pm

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, says it will invest $2.1 million in its Morrilton facility to add capacity "for current and future products," a move it said will create 34 jobs.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Create Change

by 12/11/2017 08:00 am

Programs take a hard look at developing valuable soft skills in future employees.

Presqu'ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu'ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Tyson Foods Names EVP, General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 01:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale recently named Amy Tu executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 11.

People Leave Bosses, Not Jobs (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/4/2017 12:00 am

If people leave bad bosses, then that means they stay for good ones. In short, a system that spends more to bring in talent and get new hires ready for responsibilities is wasting its time and effort if there is no process for improving those skills and capacity for management.

Attorney's Many Hats Complicate Redstone Trust Case

by Mark Friedman 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The May 2016 death of Michael Allen Lasiter, who owned Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock, has led to litigation over the handling of his trust, which is expected to be worth more than $10 million after estate taxes are paid.

ECCI Partners Sidestep Pitfalls of Transition

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

Almost since they went into the environmental engineering business, Stan Jorgensen, Bob Harrison and Rod Breuer have been thinking about an exit strategy.

Coca-Cola Plant Transaction Approaches $11 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation bought the 22.2-acre complex from Atlanta's Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co.

ATRI Weighs In on Infrastructure

by Marty Cook 12/4/2017 12:00 am

There were few surprises among the recommendations in a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute.

PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

by Kyle Massey 12/1/2017 08:46 am

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ.

Solar Power Rate Debate Draws Crowd to PSC

by Kyle Massey 11/30/2017 01:08 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office came down squarely on the side of utility companies Thursday morning as the state Public Service Commission heard testimony on whether rooftop solar customers should get less compensation for the excess power they put onto the electrical grid.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 03:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

George's Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 10:09 am

Poultry products producer George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc.