Northwest Arkansas Archive

Friday Eldredge & Clark Adds Four (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Jordan Broyles, Katherine Stephens and Blake Lewis have joined the Little Rock office of Friday Eldredge & Clark, and Matthew D. Mitchell has joined its Rogers office.

Karl Haws Joins Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Karl Haws has joined Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas, and his clinic on Thompson Street has been renamed First Care Family Doctors in Springdale.

Sabrina Trudo Gets Endowed Chair at UA Human Environmental Sciences (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Sabrina Trudo has received the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Human Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson's Overtime Case

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant.

Fayetteville's BlueInGreen Sees Wave of Growth

by Mark Carter 11/23/2015 12:00 am

BlueInGreen delivers dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide and ozone into water treatment systems and has clients in multiple states across the U.S.

NOWDx Focuses on On-Site Diagnosis

by Marty Cook 11/23/2015 12:00 am

NOWDiagnostics manufactures one-step medical diagnosis devices that can generate lab-quality results in minutes. Clark said the company has 36 products in its trademarked ADEXUSDx line in some stage of development for ailments ranging from heart attacks to sexually transmitted diseases.

Gates Belting Out Success in Siloam Springs

by Marty Cook 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Even a successful 104-year-old global corporation can hit a speed bump or two moving from the East Coast to Arkansas. Gates Corp., a producer of power transmission belts for the automotive and industrial sectors, didn't move its entire operations to Siloam Springs two years ago.

Wal-Mart's Cindi Marsiglio Sees Progress in Made In USA Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing, Cindi Marsiglio oversees the company's 2013 initiative to spend an additional $250 billion on U.S.-made goods during the next 10 years.

Johnelle Hunt Gives $5M To Game & Fish for Nature Center

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 02:05 pm

Johnelle Hunt, the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, pledged $5 million toward the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's effort to build a nature center in Springdale. Foundation President Chuck Dicus calls the donation "a great way to start" the campaign.

Simmons Snags Arvest's Greg Martin as Top NWA Executive

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2015 11:14 am

Greg Martin, a senior vice president at Arvest Bank in Fayetteville, has been hired to succeed James Stobaugh as Simmons First National Bank's top executive in northwest Arkansas.

Car-Mart Reports $485,000 Loss

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 09:17 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a loss of $485,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Tyson Foods to Close 2 Plants, Cut 880 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 05:05 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is closing two of its prepared food plants in Chicago and Wisconsin and laying off 880 workers, it announced late Thursday afternoon. The plants are a pepperoni plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where 400 workers are being let go, and a plant in Chicago that makes prepared foods for the hospitality industry, where 480 are affected.

Women's Forum of New York Honors ArcBest, Others for Women on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 03:02 pm

The Women's Forum of New York on Thursday honored ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith and other companies for having at least 20 percent female representation on their boards of directors.

Rodney West to Take Over for Mike Flynn as Simmons Fort Smith President

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 10:17 am

Rodney West has been named Fort Smith community president for Simmons First National Bank, the bank announced Thursday. West will replace Mike Flynn when Flynn retires at the end of the year.

Realtors: Arkansas Home Sales Up 13 Percent in September

by Mark Carter 11/18/2015 09:49 am

Arkansas home sales increased by more than 13 percent in September while the price of those homes went up by more than 2 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Wings on Complaints They Smelled Bad

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 03:41 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 52,000 pounds of chicken wings after customers complained that they had a bad odor.

George's Inc. Hires Susan White As CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:01 pm

George's Inc., a private poultry processing company in Springdale, hired Susan White as its CFO.

UA Names Matt McCoy Associate General Counsel

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 11:28 am

Matt McCoy, the associate general counsel at the University of Arkansas System, will replace Scott Varady in the general counsel office at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

Sashikanth Kodali Joins Sparks Health Family (Movers & Shakers)

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

Dr. Sashikanth “Sashi” Kodali has joined Sparks Health System in Fort Smith as the chief medical information officer.

Harps Expands Amid Competition from Wal-Mart, Kroger, Others

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Harps sold $708 million worth of groceries in the fiscal year that ended in August, enough to make it one of the 15 largest private companies based in Arkansas but a rounding factor for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered 18 miles away in Bentonville.