Manufacturing Archive

Communications Group Captures Motion Account

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The Communications Group has been named the corporate marketing agency for Motion Industries of Birmingham, Alabama, one of the nation's leading distributors of industrial replacement parts.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Ecoark Names New CEO, CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 09:23 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Thursday announced the appointment of Jay Puchir as CEO and the election of former Walmart treasurer Charles Rateliff as CFO and treasurer.

Highland Pellets Haggling Over New Plant Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Hopes for a new wood pellet plant between Stephens and Camden are in the balance as the decision-making scale toggles between Arkansas and Mississippi.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/27/2017 12:00 am

I've started to think that “It seemed like such a good idea” may be the American epitaph, and manipulating our diets wasn't even the start.

Scholarships for Retail Development (J. Cliff McKinney Commentary)

by J. Cliff McKinney 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Other states recognize the valuable economic contribution of retail. These states have incentive programs — retail scholarships — that Arkansas tries to compete against without an effective answer.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

by Lance Turner 3/23/2017 10:33 am

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Ray Dillon Gets $4.9M Package in Final Year at Deltic

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 11:12 am

Ray Dillon, the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, received $4.9 million in total compensation in 2016, according to the company's proxy statement.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas' only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Cabot Knights Shopping Center Sold for $2.5 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Retail space in Cabot, a cabinet plant in Jacksonville, a day care in Conway, a Dollar General in Austin (Lonoke County) and a big home in Little Rock form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Poised for Takeoff

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A delayed passenger seat innovation is back on schedule to bring big expansion to Aircraft Interior Solutions of North Little Rock.

$8.3 Million Transaction Calls on Barrington Hills Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The 232-unit apartment project in west Little Rock was purchased by PR Barrington Hills LLC of Wellington, Florida.

CAVU Partner Bryan Hancock Reaps Rewards from Aircraft Scrap Heap

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Hancock was born and raised in Stuttgart, where watching crop dusters led him to begin flying right after high school. Today, he is a partner at CAVU, which buys and sells commercial aircraft and dismantles some of them for parts.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

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