Manufacturing Archive

Looks Good on Paper: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Shandong Pulp Mill

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

From our file of things you may not know, we dig into items associated with the pulp mill complex developing in Clark County.

Yellow Rocket Buys Rebsamen Property for New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Yellow Rock Concepts of Little Rock, the powerhouse restaurant group, has bought estate sale king Roy Dudley's property at 1311 Rebsamen Park Road in Riverdale.

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

by Jan Cottingham 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

It Takes a Village (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/22/2016 12:00 am

It took the efforts of many people over half a decade and two state administrations to land the Shandong Sun Paper plant that has the potential to transform the economy of Clark County and beyond.

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Aromatique Moves Debbie Isaacs to CFO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Debbie Isaacs has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of Aromatique Inc. of Heber Springs. She was previously controller.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Pinnacle Foods to Add New Line, 25 Jobs at Fayetteville Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:59 pm

Pinnacle Foods Inc. plans to expand its food manufacturing plant in Fayetteville by adding a new brand line called EVOL.

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 03:41 pm

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006.

American Railcar to Open Corbitt Manufacturing Facility in Paragould

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 02:54 pm

Corbitt Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc. of St. Charles, Missouri, says it will open a new facility in Paragold that will create up 60 new jobs.

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Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

NanoMech Adds Bran Ferren to Board of Advisers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:16 am

NanoMech of Springdale says Bran Ferren has joined its board of advisers and is a significant investor in the company.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Welspun in Little Rock Gets $47M Diamond Pipeline Order

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2016 01:57 pm

Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock has landed an order for more than $47 million in coated 20-inch pipe for the Diamond Pipeline, a 440-mile project to move crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis.