Manufacturing Archive

A Warehousing Motto: ‘We Will Own Stuff'

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Spartan Logistics is a trucking-warehouse company, but the Ed and Steve Harmon have vertically integrated their entire enterprise. Steve Harmon, the company's managing director, said Spartan Logistics operates 3.6 million SF of warehouse space in 16 locations across four states.

Window Mart to Expand in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 09:02 am

Window Mart of Royal (Garland County) plans to expand its existing facility at 5760 Albert Pike Road with a $6.5 million investment over the next two to three years.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Manufacturer Plans $80M Paper Plant, Up to 83 Jobs in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2016 11:26 am

P.H. Glatfelter Co. of York, Pennsylvania, a publicly traded manufacturer of specialty papers and other fiber-based materials,says it will — subject to local approval — open a plant in Fort Smith that will create up to 83 jobs.

RinseWell Water Device Appears Headed to Market

by Mark Carter 2/29/2016 12:00 am

The RinseWell dipper well controller from Recycled Hydro Solutions in Rogers enables restaurants and other businesses that serve food or drinks to save water.

Dhu Thompson, Kelley Bass Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2016 08:00 am

Dhu Thompson of Delta Plastics/Revolution Bag and Kelley Bass of the Museum of Discovery win executive of the year awards at 28th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Deltic Timber Reports $100K 4Q Loss

by Alexis Hosticka 2/25/2016 09:44 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado on Wednesday reported a $100,000 fourth-quarter loss as operating income in its manufacturing segment suffered from weak prices for wood products.

Fayetteville's WattGlass Receives $746K to Develop Nano-Coating Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 11:14 am

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to Fayetteville's WattGlass to further develop a University of Arkansas patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent.

Bentonville Ornamental Iron Forging Ahead with Irish Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

When Bentonville Ornamental Iron owner Lise Wentz decided to move her manufacturing off-site, she and her husband Frank Wallace decided to open a blacksmith-themed Irish pub and bar.

Little Bird Systems of Fayetteville Puts 'Internet of Things' to Industrial Use

by Marty Cook 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Bryon Western and Edgar Cilio of Little Bird Systems bonded over taekwondo, work for chicken feed and love figuring out ways to work on the “Internet of Things.”

Virtual Reality Opens Brave New Worlds At UALR

by Mark Carter 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira's visualization technology lab in the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a playground for the imagination. And the virtual reality that unfolds within it is helping envision better companies and cities — both modern and ancient — and even train better medical students.

American Silica LLC on Target to Open in Black Rock

by George Jared 2/19/2016 10:49 am

American Silica LLC will employ at least 50 workers at its new processing plant, which is now under construction in Lawrence County.

Firm Led by Clark, Slater Eye Jefferson County for $3B Energy Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2016 11:44 am

An energy company led by retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is considering Jefferson County among possible sites for a $3 billion natural gas-to-liquid plant.

Whole Foods Market Looking To Tap Fayetteville Shoppers

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

The Whole Foods Market set to open in Fayetteville on March 2 will include a beer and wine bar and a 1,500-SF, 16-tap taproom offering local brews from Core Brewing, based in Springdale, and Fossil Cove Brewing, based in Fayetteville.

Crestwood Manor Sale Tops $9 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Crestwood Manor, a 228-unit apartment project in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock, was purchased by an Alabama affiliate.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas' metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth

by George Jared 2/12/2016 08:54 am

Jonesboro fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State.