Public Companies Archive

2 Murphy USA Executives See Total Compensation Rise

by Lance Turner 3/25/2015 03:15 pm

Two top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado received boosts to total compensation in 2014, according to the company's proxy filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kids of Man Killed in Crash That Hurt Tracy Morgan Get $10M

by Associated Press 3/24/2015 12:54 pm

The children of comedian James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan, are getting a $10 million settlement from Wal-Mart, court papers show.

Arkansas State University to Hold Women's Business Leadership Conference April 2

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 02:41 pm

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is holding a Women's Business Leadership Conference on April 2 in Centennial Hall at the Carl R. Reng Student Union and at the Delta Center for Economic Development.

Northeast Gas Pipeline Progresses, to Some Landowners Dismay

by Associated Press 3/23/2015 12:17 pm

The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline will likely bring some relief from high natural gas prices to residents of New York City and New England, but it will also bring anguish to some landowners in the wooded hills and valleys in its path.

Value of $1 Million-Plus Deals Jumps 70 Percent

by George Waldon 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The number of $1 million-plus commercial real estate deals in Pulaski County didn't increase significantly during 2014. But the same can't be said for the dollar total of the transactions, which ballooned by a whopping 70 percent compared with 2013.

Developers See Surge In Northwest Arkansas Activity

by Marty Cook 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Cody Crawford, the president of C.R. Crawford Construction of Fayetteville, has his hands full with work these days. He's not alone — the region is showing signs of shrugging off the hangover of the recession.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business.

Windstream REIT Names Two Executives

by Sean Beherec 3/19/2015 09:12 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock announced two executive leadership appointments on Thursday.

Former Windstream CEO's Exit Tied to Performance

by Sean Beherec 3/17/2015 09:59 am

In an interview, Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said his predecessor's departure was in part due to poor performance.

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

by Jan Cottingham 3/16/2015 11:27 am

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013.

J.B. Hunt CEO's Pay at $4.3M in 2014

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 10:10 am

John N. Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was paid more than $4.3 million in 2014 and exercised stock options for another $906,752.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Bentonville Plaza Refills After Hillshire's Departure

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

When Tyson Foods of Springdale acquired Hillshire Brands for $8.55 billion last year, it cost Bentonville Plaza its seventh-floor tenant.

ArcBest Corp. CEO Gets $2.3M in 2014 Compensation

by Marty Cook 3/13/2015 12:00 pm

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made more than $2.3 million in 2014 thanks to a combination of cash incentives that totaled more than $1.3 million, the company said in its annual proxy statement.

USA Truck Expands West Memphis Terminal to Train Drivers

by Marty Cook 3/12/2015 11:53 am

USA Truck of Van Buren is expanding its West Memphis terminal in the hopes of adding to its operations in the future. Burton Weis says USA Truck is studying possible expansion at facilities in other markets but no decision has been made.

Lovin' Goes Only So Far As McDonald's Sales Slide Again

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:28 am

McDonald's says global sales declined again in February, including a 4 percent drop in the U.S. where it is fighting to reinvigorate its image.

Bull Market Turns 6 After Rising From Housing Collapse

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:21 am

In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic. Fast forward six years, and investors are enjoying one of the longest bull markets since the 1940s.

Gander Mountain Draws $7.2 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 123,872-SF store in Sherwood tipped the scales at $7.2 million. A 25,000-SF office-warehouse facility in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.19 million. And the location for a convenience store development in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $2.1 million.