Manufacturing Archive

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes $40,000 Donation to SAU Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2015 09:11 am

GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GenCorp and its subsidiary company Aerojet Rocketdyne of Camden, invested $20,000 in the engineering program at Southern Arkansas University, completing a $40,000 overall donation.

UTC Aerospace Systems to Close North Little Rock Operation

by Alexis Hosticka 12/1/2015 02:33 pm

UTC Aerospace Systems announced Tuesday that it will close its North Little Rock facility, affecting 32 full-time employees.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Awaits FAA Review of Innovative Seat

by George Waldon 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A small company in North Little Rock is poised for expansion thanks in part to an innovative passenger seat undergoing review by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NowDiagnostics Adds Three to Executive Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Ann G. Bordelon, Jeff Ellis and Adam Glasier have joined the leadership team of NowDiagnostics Inc. of Springdale.

Noranda Laying Off 38 at Newport Aluminum Plant

by Alexis Hosticka 11/24/2015 08:50 am

Noranda says it will lay off 38 employees at its Newport plant on or around Dec. 3.

Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Fundraising On Tap for Spencer Jones' IV Device

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Spencer Jones' ARK startup led to the launch of LineGuard Med to develop SafeBreak, a device engineered to protect IV access devices from accidental dislodgment.

The Art of Making Things (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/23/2015 12:00 am

This issue of Arkansas Business has been months in the making because on-site visits to seven different manufacturing plants around the state cannot be pulled off in a week.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson's Overtime Case

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant.

Fayetteville's BlueInGreen Sees Wave of Growth

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 12:00 am

BlueInGreen delivers dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide and ozone into water treatment systems and has clients in multiple states across the U.S.

Illumina Laser Lights Up New York

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The Illumina laser projection system from Power Technology Inc. of Alexander has made it all the way to New York, New York.

Georgia-Pacific's Crossett Mill On Front Line of Tissue Wars

by Gwen Moritz 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Georgia-Pacific employs almost 3,500 Arkansans, including 1,500 in Crossett. Of those, more than 1,100 work at the paper mill. The plant runs constantly — four shifts working an average of 40-42 hours per week — in an industry that has emphasized sustainability for decades.

Pro Window & Door Sells Energy Efficiency

by Jan Cottingham 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Pro Window & Door asks customers to view windows as an appliance. Appliances these days are all about energy efficiency, and that's where the Little Rock maker of vinyl windows and patio doors puts its focus: producing the most energy-efficient products possible.

NOWDx Focuses on On-Site Diagnosis

by Marty Cook 11/23/2015 12:00 am

NOWDiagnostics manufactures one-step medical diagnosis devices that can generate lab-quality results in minutes. Clark said the company has 36 products in its trademarked ADEXUSDx line in some stage of development for ailments ranging from heart attacks to sexually transmitted diseases.

Rosewood Brings Retro Style to Hearses

by Rob Moritz 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Along with running Morrilton Funeral Service and Rosewood Cremation, Richard Neal also owns and operates Rosewood Classic Coach, one of the few places in the United States where retro-style funeral coaches, more commonly known as hearses, are built from the chassis up and sold to funeral homes that want to offer their clients the opportunity to go out in style.

Gates Belting Out Success in Siloam Springs

by Marty Cook 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Even a successful 104-year-old global corporation can hit a speed bump or two moving from the East Coast to Arkansas. Gates Corp., a producer of power transmission belts for the automotive and industrial sectors, didn't move its entire operations to Siloam Springs two years ago.

Cooper Tire Thrives in Texarkana

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Cooper Tire employs nearly 2,000 workers, most of whom are members of the United Steelworkers Local 752L, making Cooper Tire one of Arkansas' largest employers.

Delayed Growth of Nestlé Foods Regains Promise at Jonesboro Plant

by George Waldon 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Market forces stymied the envisioned ramp-up to 1,000 employees in the years that followed the Nestlé plant announcement in July 2001. But these days that number looks more attainable than ever.

Wal-Mart's Cindi Marsiglio Sees Progress in Made In USA Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing, Cindi Marsiglio oversees the company's 2013 initiative to spend an additional $250 billion on U.S.-made goods during the next 10 years.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to 5.1 Percent in October

by Lance Turner 11/20/2015 11:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in October, down from 5.2 percent in September and 5.8 percent in October 2014.