Manufacturing Archive

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2018 01:49 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Washington, have completed their $1.2 billion merger, originally announced last year.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Prince Street Storage Center Sold for $2.8 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

A Conway mini-storage project and a warehouse in southwest Little Rock form this week's duo of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Leslie Rutledge Names Nicole Waugh as AG Communications Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Nicole Waugh was named communications director for the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in Little Rock.

Thinking Big Rigs, Arkansas Company Cleans Up

by Todd Traub 2/16/2018 10:10 am

Whiting Systems Inc. manufactures brush and touchless wash gantries and drive-thrus, pressure washers and cleaning agents for industries relying heavily on trucks, trains, vans, buses and other large vehicles.

Union Partners to Build Facility on Big River Steel Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2018 10:12 am

Union Partners announced Thursday its plans to build a new steel processing facility on the Osceola campus of Big River Steel.

Deltic Posts Likely Last Profit as Separate Company

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2018 08:39 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado closed out its final fiscal year as a separate entity on Wednesday, reporting a small fourth-quarter profit and a a $6.5 million profit for all of 2017.

Tyson Buys 3 Grain Elevators in Tennessee

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 03:29 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Wednesday that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to purchase three commercial grain elevators from the Grain Group of The Andersons Inc.

Applied Process To Build Fort Smith Plant, Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/14/2018 09:34 am

Applied Process Inc. of Livonia, Michigan, plans to build a multimillion-dollar, 51,000-SF treatment plant in Fort Smith and bring 30 new jobs to the city.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado.

Tyson Foods Reports $1.6B 1Q Profit, Will Give Bonuses to Workers

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 2/8/2018 06:55 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reported record earnings per share of $4.40 in the first quarter, a period marked by record prepared foods results and a tax savings windfall brought on by the new federal tax law.

2 Moves Highlight Evolving U.S. Power Sources

by Kyle Massey 2/7/2018 03:56 pm

The parent company of Southwestern Electric Power Co. this week announced a significant turn away from coal, and Entergy Corp. pulled out of a leading nuclear energy trade group.

Machine Learning Tops List of Hot, Trendy Technologies

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

High-tech doors are just a hint at what goes on inside RevUnit, which builds applications to help businesses operate efficiently in areas like productivity, worker engagement and learning.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.