Manufacturing Archive

Risever to Spend $20M on New Jonesboro Plant, Employ 130

by Lance Turner 10/25/2017 10:46 am

Hefei Risever Machinery Co. LTD plans to invest $20 million to build its first U.S. operation in Jonesboro's Craighead Technology Park, a project executives said would create 130 jobs.

Fresh Off Merger, Deltic Reports 3Q Earnings

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2017 09:02 am

Deltic Timber Corp. reports preliminary third-quarter financial results, noting higher sales and income over the same quarter last year.

Update: Potlatch, Deltic Timber to Combine in Stock Swap

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 07:58 am

Potlatch Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado announce that they will combine to create "a leading domestic timberland owner and top-tier lumber manufacturer."

Husqvarna Turns to Today's Power in Nashville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Husqvarna Group announced plans in June to build a 1.3-megawatt solar facility at its injection molding plant in Nashville (Howard County), but the global power equipment firm didn't say who the contractor would be.

Bass Pro Shops Nets $21.8 Million in Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A big retail destination, an industrial project and auto land in west Little Rock provide this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Huff Named to Ranir Board; United Way Hires Three (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Scott Huff, who retired as executive vice president of the consumables and health and wellness divisions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been named to the board of directors of Ranir LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a manufacturer of private label consumer oral care products.

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 09:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Bayou Meto Farmland Sold; LM Glasfiber Spends $8.3M on Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and apartments, a coffeehouse and home in Little Rock fill this week's roster of big real estate transactions. LM Glasfiber and a west Little Rock child development center lead in construction figures.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood form this week's trio of big real estate transactions.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

When Nature Rages, Cushman and Carriers ‘Take the Hit'

by Marty Cook 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dan Cushman fully understands that sometimes a company's bottom line has to take a (hopefully) temporary beating when natural disasters hit.

Current Trends Won't Continue (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/9/2017 12:00 am

It is important to identify the larger external trends that will most affect your organization in the coming years. But trees still don't grow to the sky, and executives can find themselves off track without an understanding of whether trends will stall or even reverse.

Entergy Arkansas' Mike Maulden to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 10:57 am

Mike Maulden, director of business and economic development for Entergy Arkansas, will retire at the end of January after 34 years with the company.

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8M for Arkansas Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2017 02:10 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced $2.8 million in new DRA investments in the state's infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Pine Bluff Pellet Plant Faces Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

A Nebraska engineering company alleges it was stiffed for work done on a $230 million wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff.

Blue Canoe Brewing Branches Out

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. is poised to open a beer garden and expanded brewery at 1637 E. 15 St. in Little Rock sometime this month, says its co-owner, Patrick Cowan.