Manufacturing Archive

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herren and Todd Hickingbotham.

Trane to Close Residential HVAC Operation in Fort Smith

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/13/2017 12:12 pm

Trane says it will close its residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturing facility in Fort Smith and move its operations to four other U.S. facilities.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Surety Bonds and Marijuana Dispensaries (Todd Bryant Commentary)

by Todd Bryant 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Among the requirements for the medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Arkansas is a medical marijuana surety bond.

Welspun Loses Insurance Case Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently ruled Welspun Pipe's insurance carrier doesn't have to pay the pipe manufacturer $13.5 million for a loss tied to a 2012 fire at its Little Rock plant.

Core Brewing Turns from Fort Smith, Ready To Head East

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., the rapidly growing Springdale craft brewery, has abandoned its plans for a distillery in Fort Smith.

HoganTaylor Accounting Firm Names New Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 11:16 am

HoganTaylor, a large public accounting firm in Oklahoma and Arkansas, announced Monday that it has named Dan Bomhoff, John Cooper, Jeff Koweno and Bret Little as partners.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Playing the Trading Card (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/6/2017 12:00 am

If the United States were to impose onerous tariffs on foreign goods, the effect on Arkansas consumers would be higher prices.

Four Points Brings Two to Midtown Hotel (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Tracy Morales is the new director of sales and marketing and Kevin Steele is now director of public relations and marketing at the Four Points by Sheraton in midtown Little Rock.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 06:00 am

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.

Conifex Timber to Re-start El Dorado Mill, Create 120 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 10:52 am

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver says it will invest $80 million in modernizing and re-starting a sawmill in El Dorado, creating 120 full-time jobs.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 05:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 09:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

Video: Daisy To Expand Rogers Plant, Create 25 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 12:41 pm

Gamo Outdoor USA and Daisy Outdoor Products, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, announced on Wednesday plans to expand the Daisy plant in Rogers and create 25 jobs over the next two years.

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