Manufacturing Archive

Update: Tyson Foods to Put 300 Workers in Downtown Springdale

by Marty Cook 10/8/2015 02:07 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday announced plans to locate 300 workers in a new two-story, 44,000-SF building in downtown Springdale.

Arkansas Building Business Partnerships with Nigeria

by Alexis Hosticka 10/8/2015 11:04 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas announces deals with the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce to support Arkansas companies building strategic partnerships with Nigerian firms.

ADWS Awards $4M to Community Colleges

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 10:01 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services has awarded Arkansas Community Colleges more than $4 million as part of its Arkansas Sector Partnership initiative.

The Communications Group Adds Executive, Texas Office

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's The Communications Group is opening a satellite office in Dallas through the hiring of Claude Locke as its new executive creative director.

Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Anyone who runs a business is familiar with how easy it is to spend every day heads down in the business. But the same efficiency a leader gains with day-to-day operation also leads to tunnel vision. A leader can easily become isolated as well as stale.

Southwest Power Pool Absorbs Western Integrated System

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 04:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool officially has absorbed an integrated transmission system that covers several midwestern and western U.S. states, the regional transmission organization said.

Rockline to Expand in Springdale to Fill Wal-Mart Order

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:03 am

Rockline Industries says it has invested $15 million in expansion at its Springdale plant to accommodate a new facial wipes line for Wal-Mart. The production is being moved from Europe.

Sterigenics International Announces $15M Expansion in West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:38 am

Sterigenics International LLC of Deerfield, Illinois, announced a $15 million expansion at its West Memphis plant, tripling its capacity for gamma sterilization.

Governor: Arkansas Will Be in 'Top Tier' of Trading Partners with Cuba

by Lance Turner 9/29/2015 11:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to reporters via telephone from Havana Tuesday as his economic development trip continues.

Canadian Company Buying Anthony Forest Products for $93.5M

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 09:12 pm

Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado, one of the largest private companies in Arkansas, is being sold to publicly traded Canfor Corp. of Vancouver, the two companies announced late Monday afternoon.

Future Sam's Club Spot in Conway Sells for $4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Two commercial tracts in Conway and a residence in western Saline County provide our trio of million-dollar transactions.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Nucor to Invest $75M at Blytheville Steel Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 02:06 pm

Nucor Corp. announced Friday that its northeast Arkansas steel plant will install a $75 million Quench and Self-Tempering process, allowing it to produce certain grades of structural steel sections. Nucor aims to commission the new process in the second half of next year.

Nucor to Announce 'Significant' Investment in Mississippi County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 04:04 pm

Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. plans to will announce "a significant capital investment" in Mississippi County and "the State of Arkansas." It's planning a media event for 2 p.m. Friday.

Pulaski Technical College to Host Manufacturing Day for Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 10:52 am

In celebration of Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2, Pulaski Technical College Little Rock – South will host manufacturing exhibition fair for students.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.