Manufacturing Archive

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

by Yang Luo-Branch 4/23/2018 12:00 am

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined.

Arkansas' March Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2018 10:53 am

The unemployment rate in March in Arkansas remained unchanged from the previous month, holding at 3.8 percent, according to a report by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Bank Taps Wood Company for $1.3 Million Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

A Logan County wood company is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $1.4 million loan dating to October 2015.

Unpaid Bills Cloud Jonesboro Hyatt Project

by Mark Friedman 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The owner of the Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project is accused of defaulting on a $1.5 million settlement agreement with contractors, sparking a new round of legal action against the developer.

River Rock, Entegrity Build Renewable Features Into Daily Work

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas builders are incorporating solar energy into everyday projects, from residences to commercial businesses to schools to prisons.

UA Turns to Wood In Building Projects

by Marty Cook 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Building with cross-laminated timber panels is changing the major elements of the construction industry – with southern Arkansas standing to gain if the process becomes more popular.

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Trump's Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 4/16/2018 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas' economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic.

$2M Rusty Tractor Vineyards In the Works For Southwest Little Rock

by Jan Cottingham 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Real estate developer Doug Meyer and his wife, Sheree, are investing close to $2 million in Rusty Tractor Vineyards, an 80-acre property off David O. Dodd Road in southwest Little Rock that's envisioned as a winery and an event venue.

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect.

Industry Standards (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Trump's fundamental dishonesty is one of the character traits that Republicans rewarded during the primaries, and it's certainly not something they will discipline now.

Credit Boozman for Tax Credits (Feedback)

by Glenn Foreman 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Glenn Foreman, CEO of Excel Boats in Mountain View, praises Sen. John Boozman for supporting the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Innovation Hub's Christopher Jones Finds Economic Dedication Across Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has a new executive director and lead maker, and he's ready to listen.

Pediatrics Plus Attracts $9.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/9/2018 12:00 am

EMR Land Co. LLC of Reno, Nevada, and the JWDM Trust of Los Angeles bought the 32,788-SF developmental preschool at 1540 Country Club Road in Sherwood from Pediatrics Plus Real Estate Sherwood LLC, led by Todd Denton.

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Against Cantrell Drug

by Mark Friedman 4/5/2018 10:59 am

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rules against Cantrell Drug Co.'s request to stay a federal regulators' civil lawsuit, which now threatens to put the Little Rock compounding pharmacy out of business.

Maine Company to Buy Pine Bluff Paper Mill

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/5/2018 08:55 am

Twin Rivers Paper Co. LLC of Madawaska, Maine, will acquire a paper mill in Pine Bluff operated by Mondi Group if Vienna.

Cantrell Drug Still Feeling Heat of FDA

by Mark Friedman 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Federal regulators said last week that it still has concerns about sanitary conditions at Cantrell Drug Co. and asked a U.S. Bankruptcy judge to let them go forward with a lawsuit to stop the Little Rock company from selling the drugs it produces.

Cost of Workers' Comp in Arkansas Reduced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 12:34 pm

The cost of workers' compensation insurance for Arkansas companies has been reduced by 15.4 percent, effective immediately, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

AEDC: Remington Has Time to Meet Bar for Arkansas Incentives

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 09:52 am

Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization.