Manufacturing Archive

Lawyers Show Muscle in Allens Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

As the bankruptcy case of Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs continues to wend its way through the court system, the legal bills are adding up to an amount fairly described as eye-popping.

SFC Fluidics Completes $2M Round to Develop Innovative Insulin Pump

by Mark Carter 5/7/2014 11:46 am

Fayetteville's SFC Fluidics on Wednesday announced that it had closed a $2 million, Series B funding round that will enable it to commercialize an innovative insulin patch pump.

AERT Execs Get Unaccustomed Treat: Bonuses

by Gwen Moritz 4/28/2014 10:22 am

CEO Timothy Morrison and CFO Brian Hanna both received $100,000 bonuses in 2013, according to recent proxy statement.

VCC Climbs to No. 1 with Revenue of $607M

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Business among the largest Arkansas general contractors was down as a group during 2013. Nine of the firms on this year's list of largest commercial contractors recorded revenue gains while 13 reported declines. Three firms reported no change.

$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years.

Laser Tools Aims High for Hi-Tech Antiques

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock's Laser Tools Inc. has expanded its market area to include manufacturing parts for reproduction antique firearms.

Commerce Construction's Dennis Moore Sees NWA Activity Returning to 'Realistic Levels'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Dennis W. Moore is the president and CEO of Commerce Construction Co. in Springdale. Founded in 1971, Commerce is touted as one of the oldest locally owned general contracting firms in northwest Arkansas.

Get Tickets for Arkansas Business Power Breakfast Panel on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2014 04:29 pm

Arkansas Business presents a new event series called Power Breakfast. This program features experts who will share strategies for building an effective board of directors and being an impactful board member. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock.

APEI Gets $3.5M Contract to Develop Fighter Jet Power Modules

by Mark Carter 4/23/2014 09:24 am

Arkansas Power Electronics International of Fayetteville has been awarded a $3.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop a high-temperature, silicon-carbide power module for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Bill Halter Named to Picasolar Board of Directors

by Mark Carter 4/21/2014 12:11 pm

Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.

New Allens Inc. Owners Offer Big Plans with Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Siloam Springs officials are trying to figure out how to help Allens Inc. efficiently dispose of wastewater generated by increased production at “Plant 1” outside the city limits.

Three Million-Dollar Deals Include NLR Packaging Plant, River Market Condo, WLR Office Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2014 12:00 am

Did someone ask for million-dollar deals? We offer a trio of Pulaski County real estate transactions in response.

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 01:30 pm

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks.

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 09:46 am

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.

Therma-Flite Planning $1.6 Million Expansion

by Luke Jones 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Therma-Flite of Benicia, Calif., is planning for an expansion of its El Dorado facility that's expected to cost up to $1.6 million.

AERT to Pay $44K Fine In Fatal Fire

by Marty Cook 4/9/2014 10:43 am

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies of Springdale agreed to pay fines of $44,000 for violations related to a fatal fire in July.

Rockline Industries Announces Plans for Russellville Plant

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 10:16 am

Rockline Industries buys a 240,000-SF facility on 30 acres in Russellville to meet demand for its private label products.

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 09:11 am

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Changing Face of Manufacturing Leads to Skills Gap, Job Opportunities

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

For those half-empty-glass people, the increasing use of advanced technology — think robotics, lasers and computers — in manufacturing has led to a "skills gap" that makes finding capable employees challenging. For you half-full-glass folks, the increasing use of advanced technology in manufacturing means that job opportunities exist for those with the right abilities.