Manufacturing Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2017 11:19 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in April to a new record low, 3.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from March and six-tenths of a percentage point from April 2016.

SCA Pharmaceuticals to Build 90K-SF Plant in Connecticut

by Lance Turner 5/17/2017 09:42 am

SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock plans to build a new 90,000-SF manufacturing facility in Windsor, Connecticut.

Stephens Group Buy Georgia Tool, Equipment Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2017 09:49 am

The Stephens Group LLC, the Little Rock investment company led by Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell, acquires Pearlman Enterprises Inc. of Norcross, Georgia.

Pine Bluff Native to Manage Reopened Sawmill at Glenwood

by Gwen Moritz 5/15/2017 10:33 am

Brett Bray has been hired as the general manager who will reopen next month the sawmill at Glenwood formerly operated by Bean Lumber Co.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

Hino Motors Marks Production of Toyota Tacoma Parts

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2017 11:20 am

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. of Marion marks the start of its production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and front knuckle assemblies.

Pine Bluff Port Authority To Spend $106K On Rail Rehab

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2017 11:11 am

The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Port Authority contracts with Trac-Work Inc. of Little Rock to rehabilitate rail track infrastructure for nearly $106,000.

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 02:59 pm

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Gina Radke

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/10/2017 11:06 am

One way to motivate employees is to help them see themselves in the company's vision, says Gina Radke, CEO of Galley Support Innovations of Sherwood, in Arkansas Business' continuing series on leadership.

Kimbel Mechanical Moves Into Former Acumen Brands Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Kimbel Mechanical is moving into a spacious 76,000-SF building at 1936 N. Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville, a building formerly occupied by one-time e-commerce sensation Acumen Brands.

Gateway Retail Sale Tops $3.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Gateway Village I LLC, led by Tommy Hodges, sold the 6 Bass Pro Drive project, home of David's Burgers, Hogman's Gameday Superstore and more.

SemahTronix Buys Assets, Operations of Actronix

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2017 11:32 am

SemahTronix of Flippin, which makes products for the medical, defense and aerospace, and commercial and industrial markets, has purchased the assets and taken over operations of Actronix Inc.

Deltic Timber 1Q Profit Rises on Higher Wood Prices

by Lance Turner 5/3/2017 05:12 pm

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado says first-quarter profit spiked 175 percent amid higher prices for lumber and medium density fiberboard.

Chenal Commercial Attracts $4M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Beefam LLC and Bonerts MV LLC of Santa Ana, California, acquired the 7,457-SF project at 17701 Chenal Parkway, home to Pei Wei and Mattress Firm.

NWA Industrial Market Builds on Tricky Landscape

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

While the residential and retail markets are strong in northwest Arkansas, industrial developers see little patience to wait around to be asked to build.

Conway Machine Signs $500K Distribution Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 10:43 am

Conway Machine Inc. of Conway announced on Monday an agreement worth about $500,000 with Mexico City-based Plecamer for exclusive distribution of its products in Mexico.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Meadowcrest Apartments Sold; Chinese Garment Affiliate Buys Fourche Dam Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Apartments, an industrial project and a store in Little Rock along with a dental development in Bryant and a closed restaurant in Conway all topped the $1 million sales mark.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.