Manufacturing Archive

Second Bass Pro Sale Produces $25.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation in Beverly Hills, California, purchased the 104,359-SF project at 1 Bass Pro Drive.

Arkansas' February Unemployment Rises to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 10:14 am

The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday that Arkansas' civilian labor force declined by 1,794 from January, a result of 17 more Arkansans being unemployed and 1,811 dropping from the workforce.

Ace Glass Invests Nearly $4M In New Facility

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/21/2018 12:44 pm

A major renovation that includes a 2-acre, 140-kilowatt solar array is underway at 3101 Dugan St. in Little Rock, which will become the new home of Ace Glass Construction Corp. in a matter of weeks.

Metro Little Rock's Luxury Units Bridge the Generation Gap

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Millennials and young professionals who ignited the luxury apartment boom in central Arkansas are now living with people their parents' age.

Arkansas' January Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 10:02 am

Arkansas' January unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Stuck in the Middle: Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A special legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to result in deep-red Arkansas becoming the first state to license and regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

In Reversal, Medical Pot Cultivator Picks Jackson County, Not Jefferson

by Kyle Massey 3/9/2018 11:17 am

In a stunning reversal that left officials in Pine Bluff "mad to the point of tears, practically," Natural State Wellness Enterprises LLC announced that it would put its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Jackson County.

Jefferson County Lands 2nd Medical Marijuana Grow Facility

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 07:28 am

A medical marijuana company that qualified last week to become one of the first five legal cannabis grow sites in Arkansas has decided to put its cultivation operation in Jefferson County.

Last US Rubber Band Maker in Arkansas Fights Competition

by Rolly Hoyt, KTHV-TV, Channel 11 3/5/2018 06:57 am

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has gone to Washington in a battle over rubber band dumping.

Lumber Sale Fresh Kindling for Former Wife's Fraud Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

After a Pope County lumber company was valued at $3 million in a 2007 divorce settlement, a new lawsuit alleges fraud after the company was sold seven years later for 26 times that amount.

More Pubs in Store for Core Brewing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale will use the $300,000 in equity it recently raised to expand.

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

by Mark Friedman 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Hospitals in the Arkansas Delta are fighting the opioid epidemic with every weapon at their command, including a little-noticed lawsuit by a Monticello hospital against the larger opioid manufacturers.

Paul Michael Has Found His Place on Earth

by Jan Cottingham 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Paul Michael, grandson of a Delta merchant, sells home decor to the world while finding success as a designer and entrepreneur.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Safe Foods Locks Up 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Slaton Fry has been hired as chief operating officer for Safe Foods Corp. in North Little Rock. Kelly Conley has been hired as director of finance, and Todd Coleman has been hired as director of research and development.

Arkansas Exports to Mexico, Canada Swell

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2018 08:56 am

Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by nearly 14 percent from 2016 to 2017, reaching $2.1 billion in goods alone last year, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.

Momentum Jonesboro Campaign Cites Gains In Health Care, Manufacturing

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/28/2018 10:41 am

Jonesboro Unlimited, a nonprofit economic development partnership, says a five-year strategic plan to create high-paying jobs is showing results.

Applications for Governor's Global Trade Award Are Open

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 09:06 am

The Arkansas District Export Council is accepting applications for the 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade to recognize the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas small, medium and large enterprises.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Taps Cash for Bottling Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A Hot Springs Village startup that wants to sell spring and artesian water recently raised more than $300,000 to dive into the premium bottled water market.

Riggs Cat HQ Gets Steely Due

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The American Institute of Steel Construction of Chicago has announced that the Caterpillar dealership building at 9125 Interstate 30 will receive its merit award for projects costing less than $15 million.