Manufacturing Archive

Petit Jean Meats CEO David Ruff Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 11:10 am

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, announces the death of CEO David Ruff.

Sun Paper Gets Bigger: Now $1.8B, Plant to Employ 350

by Lance Turner 1/30/2018 02:53 pm

Shandong Sun Paper Industry says it will pile an additional $500 million and 100 jobs into its planned Sun Bio Products plant in Clark County. The company said the plant will now make linerboard, which is one of two types of paper that make up corrugated board.

Cooler Heads (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Where NAFTA can be improved, it should be improved, but scrapping the pact in its entirety would create real economic pain in Arkansas.

Wicked Mix Shells Out New Oyster Snacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix company is introducing a new product line: Wicked Minis, three flavors of oyster crackers.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Bentonville Case Reflects Wave of Suits By White Men

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A Benton County man who claimed he lost his job because he was male and not Jewish recently lost his case in federal appeals court, but his allegations reflect a growing trend of white men suing employers for discrimination.

Safe Foods to Expand, Add 35 Jobs by 2019

by Lance Turner 1/26/2018 11:08 am

Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock says it will spend $15 million for a new facility and add 35 jobs by the first quarter of 2019.

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/24/2018 02:45 pm

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Ron Crawford Sues for $1.5 Million Over Digital Training Platform

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Ron Crawford, Arkansas youth basketball sports maven and businessman, is trying to recover more than $500,000 plus $1 million in punitive damages over an investment in a mobile platform for athlete training.

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Focusing on Inclusion

by Marty Cook 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas business executives and academic leaders say there is no longer any question that the area's population is growing more diverse.

$1.76M Buy Tops Recent Real Estate Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2018 09:48 am

The Starbucks in Jacksonville, two office buildings, a warehouse and land make up this round of recent real estate transactions.

Warren Stephens Touts Capitalism to Rotarians

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/16/2018 03:13 pm

Stephens Inc. CEO Warren Stephens touts the merits of capitalism at the Rotary Large Club Conference in Little Rock.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

J.D. Lowery Takes Director Spot on Southern Economic Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

J.D. Lowery of Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been named state director for Arkansas on the board of directors of the Southern Economic Development Council of Atlanta.

Timber Automation of Hot Springs to Add 50 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/10/2018 11:07 am

Timber Automation of Hot Springs says it will spend more than $3.5 million to expand customer support, engineering and manufacturing at its 145,000-SF facility.

Corrected: Albert Yarnell of Yarnell Ice Cream Renown Dies at 94

by Jan Cottingham 1/9/2018 11:04 am

Albert Rogers Yarnell, who helped build his father's Yarnell Ice Cream Co. of Searcy into a regional success and a name synonymous with Arkansas and ice cream, died Sunday at the age of 94.

Baldwin & Shell Buy Tops Real Estate Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:09 pm

A warehouse/office facility, senior day care, two buildings, apartments and an industrial site sold recently for a total of about $2.9 million.