Manufacturing Archive

Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2015 02:52 pm

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith.

Wal-Mart's 'Open Call' Draws Governors, Prospective Vendors

by Marty Cook 7/7/2015 10:36 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held its second "Open Call" with suppliers of U.S.-made products on Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Bentonville.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Tyson Foods to Hire 90, Spend $8M to Expand Kentucky Plant

by Lance Turner 6/30/2015 09:21 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, will hire 90 additional workers as the meat processor spends more than $8 million to install a new freezer and work stations.

Chris Mathews Re-elected Port Authority Board Chair

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 02:31 pm

Chris Mathews has been re-elected chairman of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors. Mathews became chairman in 2014, and since joining the board in 2006 has served as treasurer and vice chairman.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix Expands in Riverdale

by Jan Cottingham 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Brent Bumpers' Wicked Mix enterprise has doubled its production space at 2321 Cantrell Road, in a facility near Cajun's Wharf. The company, now occupying 7,500 SF, employs six workers, three in production and three in the office.

Victory Blue Unveils New Plant in North Little Rock

by Austin DuVall 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Victory Blue, a national manufacturer of diesel exhaust fluid, held an open house recently to celebrate the opening of its new manufacturing facility at 700 Dixie St. in North Little Rock.

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Expand Plant in Calhoun County, Add 85 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 03:02 pm

Aerojet Rocketdyne says it will expand its operation in the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, adding 85 jobs to bring total employment there to more than 630.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

Rapid Prototypes Launches New Industrial Printer

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Rapid Prototypes, a family-owned business in Bentonville, has released a new printer, the Rho P10 HS Series by Durst, promising to turn “the Northwest Arkansas packaging and display world on its head.”

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Sediver Incentives Included Cash from Arkansas, West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The French manufacturer that plans to produce insulators for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project was offered a host of incentives for opening a plant in West Memphis.