Public Companies Archive

Entergy, AECC, SWEPCO Send Crews to Hurricane Zone

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 11:33 am

When Hurricane Irma ripped into Florida on Sunday, cutting off electric power to more than 6 million homes and businesses, Rob Roedel was rallying a rescue party, but he also found himself thinking about an ice storm.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

Simmons Announces Completion of First South Bank Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2017 10:28 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff announced Tuesday that it has completed the merger of First South Bank of Jackson, Tennessee, with its subsidiary, Simmons Bank.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

Adcare Takes Attorneys to Court Over Confidentiality Breach

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

A publicly traded nursing home operator recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing its former law firm, Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard of Little Rock, of starting a chain of events that led to more litigation.

The Fabric of Our Lives (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Corporate social responsibility is a term applied to a company's adherence to the letter and spirit of the law. It has also come to mean, in a broader sense, how a company and its leadership act based on corporate conscience — that internal guide to the rightness or wrongness of corporate or individual behavior.

Simmons Bank Sells P&C Business to Sunstar Insurance Group

by Gwen Moritz 9/1/2017 02:30 pm

Simmons Bank completes the sale of its property and casualty insurance business to Sunstar Insurance Group LLC of Memphis.

Simmons Bank Becomes Sole Shareholder of Heartland Bank

by Gwen Moritz 8/28/2017 04:29 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff is the successful bidder for the capital stock of Heartland Bank of Little Rock, which was auctioned Monday morning.

Deltic Timber Says Strategic Review Continues

by Lance Turner 8/28/2017 11:44 am

Amid mounting pressure from a shareholder, Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado said Monday that it is continuing a review of "strategic alternatives" but did not set a timetable for completing it.

USA Truck Alum Michael Borrows Gets New Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Michael Borrows, the former CFO at USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, is the new chief financial officer at the privately held transportation and logistics company Dicom Transportation Group of Quebec.

Tyson Foods: SEC Ends Price-Fixing Look, Won't Discipline Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 09:34 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its investigation into price-fixing allegations and doesn't intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Tyson Foods Opens $31M Incubation Technology Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 09:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. opened its Incubation Technology Center at the corner of East Huntsville Avenue and North Monitor Road in Springdale.

Fed, State Bank Board OK Home BancShares' Stonegate Bank Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2017 03:17 pm

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway says its previously announced merger with Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach, Florida, received approval from the Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Bank Board.

Update: Arvest to Buy Bear State Bank in $391M All-Cash Deal

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 8/22/2017 09:12 am

Arvest Bank will acquire Bear State Bank in an all-cash transaction valued at about $391 million, or $10.28 per share of Bear State common stock.

The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp.

by Gwen Moritz 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn't consider himself much of a banker, but he's a fast learner.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

America's Car-Mart CEO Henderson Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2017 04:51 pm

Hank Henderson said he would step down as CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville at the end of December after more than 30 years with the company.

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Plant, Add 300 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2017 01:50 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $84 million to expand its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, a move the company said will add more than 300 jobs.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Denver Company Buys 1,400 Acres in Lonoke County

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County leads the way for a quartet of central Arkansas multimillion-dollar deals.

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