Public Companies Archive

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Emporia Plant Adds Production Line, Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2014 11:05 am

Tyson Foods Inc. recently concluded an estimated $3 million line expansion at its prepared foods plant in Emporia, Kansas.

Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

by Lance Turner 12/24/2014 10:07 am

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Tyson Foods Names Rex Holstein VP of Commodity Purchasing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 09:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Rex Holstein vice president of commodity purchasing, replacing Clark Irwin, who will retire next month.

John Roberts Elected to Board of Fed's Eighth District

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 11:25 am

John Roberts III, CEO of JB Hunt Transportation Services, is elected to a three-year term on the St. Louis Fed's board of directors. Ray Dillon, CEO of Deltic Timber Corp., is named chairman of the Fed's Little Rock branch.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Enrique Ostalé Named CEO of Wal-Mart in Central America

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2014 10:42 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville said Friday that Enrique Ostalé will be president and CEO of Walmart de México y Centroamérica, replacing Scot Rank, who is leaving the company.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Deltic Timber Board OKs Expansion of Common Stock Repurchase Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2014 08:45 am

Deltic Timber Corporation of El Dorado announced Thursday that its board has authorized the expansion of Deltic's common stock repurchase program by $25 million.

ArcBest Names New CFO, Adds Innovation Role

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 08:16 am

ArcBest Corp. names David Cobb CFO effective Jan. 1, and previous CFO Michael Newcity becomes chief innovation officer and president of subsidiary ArcBest Technologies.

Windstream Details REIT Stock Structure, Plans Special Meeting

by Sean Beherec and Lance Turner 12/18/2014 07:25 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says the company will retain 19.9 percent of the shares of its future real estate investment trust spinoff, with the remaining shares going to Windstream stockholders.

Wal-Mart Loses Appeal in Pennsylvania Class-Action Lawsuit

by Lance Turner 12/16/2014 10:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says it lost its latest appeal in a class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2002, which will affect earning per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

At Tyson Foods, Christine Daugherty Will Lead Animal Well-Being Efforts

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 03:39 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale names Dr. Christine Daugherty as its new vice president for animal well-bring programs.

New Kroger Marketplace in Benton Worth $12M, To Be Built by Summer 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace under construction in Benton is worth $12 million, according to the building permit on file with the city.

Dan Cushman Sales Job Helps Turn Around PAM Transport

by Marty Cook 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Dan Cushman no longer has to ask his accountants if PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown has made money this month. Now, he said, he gets to ask the much more fun question of how much money the company made. The trucking company's current financial health stands in stark contrast to those dark months that made up 2008-09.

Jeff Gardner Leaves Windstream with $5.1M Package

by Lance Turner 12/12/2014 05:23 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock files details of its final compensation payments to former CEO Jeff Gardner and its new compensation agreement with Gardner's successor, Tony Thomas.

Windstream Names New CFO, Makes Other Leadership Changes

by Lance Turner 12/12/2014 07:34 am

A day after the resignation of founding CEO Jeff Gardner, Windstream Holdings Inc.'s new chief executive appointed a new CFO and named three executives to oversee company segments.