Manufacturing Archive

Tyson Foods Buys Ownership Stake in Beyond Meat

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 04:59 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has taken a 5 percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced Monday.

Pernod Ricard to Bottle Malibu Rum in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 11:39 am

Pernod Ricard USA of New York says it will expand its Fort Smith production facility in order to bottle its Malibu Rum brand sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Future Bank of the Ozarks HQ Site Draws Deals Totaling $12M-Plus (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's Bank of the Ozarks Inc. acquired about 46.2 acres of mostly undeveloped property for a corporate campus in west Little Rock.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Dassault Aviation Delivers First 8X Jet

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 11:11 am

Dassault Aviation of Paris, France, on Wednesday delivered its first Falcon 8X aircraft to Amjet Executive of Athens, Greece, at Dassault's facility in Mérignac, France.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Crowe 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Oakwood Apartments Sale Tops $6.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Los Angeles real estate investment firm AndMark bought the Oakwood Apartments project at 1310 Smithwick Drive in Jacksonville.

Talks Between Amfuel, Union Help Keep Most Magnolia Employees Through 2017

by Sarah Campbell 9/30/2016 10:00 am

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia says "a substantial portion of the workforce will remain employed" until November 2017 and "potentially beyond."

Business Opponents Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana Unsafe, Would Drive Away Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 9/28/2016 12:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and four business leaders speak against two proposals that would legalize marijuana use by those with certain medical conditions.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Crowe 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

South Arkansas Community College Awarded $788K for Manufacturing Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2016 09:02 am

South Arkansas Community College has been awarded a $788,587 grant from the Economic Development Administration to build an Advance Manufacturing Training Center in El Dorado.

ESP Confirms Jefferson County Site For $3B Project, Citing Easement Success

by Kyle Massey 9/27/2016 02:49 pm

CEO Roger Williams says Energy Security Partners has selected land in Jefferson County as its final and official site for a $3 billion-plus plant to convert natural gas into diesel and other liquid fuels. Williams said the final piece of the puzzle was acquisition of an easement allowing river access.

Magnolia Appraiser Sued for Low Cut on Timber

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A Missouri company accused a Magnolia timber appraiser and forestry management services company of making errors when handling about 4,200 acres of timberland.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.

Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:46 am

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs.