Manufacturing Archive

Sales Tax Funds Incentive for Danfoss Development in Clark County

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 11:41 am

Through a program made possible by a half-cent county sales tax, the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County awarded $60,000 in May to Danfoss for moving a production line from Mexico to Arkadelphia.

Report: Clean Line Project Could Mean $660M Impact in Arkansas

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 11:26 am

The construction and operation of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project could equate to more than $660 million for the Arkansas economy, according to researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas Businesses Ranked for LGBT Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2015 10:24 am

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, released the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including three in Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson to Tout Arkansas at American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

by Lance Turner 11/17/2015 05:06 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is continuing his trade mission in Asia, beginning his second full day in Japan with a schedule that includes a speech at a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in Nagoya.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas continued its slight downward trend in the third quarter.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

ASU Mid-South Achieves Manufacturing Accreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 04:03 pm

Arkansas State University Mid-South's Machining Technology program has earned accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, which many manufacturing industries use as a basis for recruiting, hiring, placement and promotion.

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 02:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Leading From The Front on Ex-Im Bank (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/6/2015 08:18 am

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which supported more than $250 billion in U.S. exports and 1.3 million American jobs since 2009.

Companies Plan $12M Ethanol Unit Train Terminal for Maumelle

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 04:27 pm

Green Plains Partners LP and Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced plans to form a joint venture and build an ethanol unit train terminal on a Union Pacific Railroad line in Maumelle.

Canfor Completes $93.5M Deal for Anthony Forest Products

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 07:26 am

Canfor Corp. of Vancouver said it has completed its previously announced $93.5 million purchase of Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado.

Here's North Little Rock's Top 10 Electric Customers for 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

North Little Rock Electric's annual report for bondholders, which contains its revenue and the kilowatt hours sold, also includes a list of the city's top 10 electric customers and how much they paid to keep the lights on.

Utilities' Programs Offer Businesses Incentives for Saving Energy

by Jan Cottingham 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Energy is money, and businesses in Arkansas are saving both by taking advantage of energy-efficiency programs sponsored by the state's electric and gas utility companies.

Entergy Rolls With Industry Changes in Coal, Gas, Solar

by Marty Cook 11/2/2015 12:00 am

In the past six years, Entergy Arkansas has made acquisitions that are part and parcel of a $2.4 billion investment in improvements in generation, distribution and transmission projects through 2017.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Entergy's Rick Riley on Keeping Costs Low, Power Lines High

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Rick Riley is scheduled to become president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas on the retirement of Hugh McDonald in 2016.

WLR Office Building Draws $4.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/2/2015 12:00 am

The 333 Executive Court Building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A west Little Rock congregation expanded its holdings in a $3.65 million deal for a neighboring 45,528-SF grocery store. And two Little Rock nonprofits were on either side of a $1.11 million transaction.

Little Rock to Host International Economic Development Conferences

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 03:01 pm

Little Rock will host two international economic development conferences, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.

Tyson Foods Increasing Hourly Pay at Chicken Plants

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2015 09:22 am

The move will affect hourly production, maintenance and refrigeration workers at 51 of Tyson's chicken plants, the company said. The raises will go into effect Nov. 1.