Public Companies Archive

Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plant

by Sarah Campbell 4/21/2016 12:37 pm

The Carroll County Quorum Court judge this week authorized incentives that will help Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale build its first new plant in years.

Simmons First 1Q Net Income Up 170 Percent

by Lance Turner 4/21/2016 10:27 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $23.5 million, up 170 percent from $8.7 million in the same quarter last year.

Home BancShares 1Q Net Income Up 33 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 4/21/2016 09:10 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway on Thursday announced record first-quarter net income of $41.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, a 33 percent increase compared to the same period in 2015.

At Wal-Mart, Doug McMillon's Total Pay Rises to $19.8M

by Mark Friedman 4/21/2016 08:55 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation increase 2.1 percent to $19.8 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year.

Makris: Simmons First Looking at Nearby States for Expansion

by Gwen Moritz 4/20/2016 10:31 am

Simmons First National Corp., having moved into Tennessee and expanded its presence in Missouri and Kansas, is now casting eyes on more neighboring states, CEO George Makris Jr. said Tuesday night.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

JB Hunt 1Q Net Income Up 9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 09:35 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $100.1 million, up from $91.9 million from the same quarter of 2015.

Defective Merchandise Detailed in Lawsuit from Wal-Mart Vendor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

RND said the relationship between Victory and Wal-Mart soured after Wal-Mart found Victory manufactured goods in Chinese factories that allegedly weren't approved by Wal-Mart. Making matters worse, defective merchandise allegedly was shipped to the retailer, RND said in its court papers.

Executive Assistant Adjusts to New CEOs

by Marty Cook 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Executive assistants adapt to their employer's expectations –¬†even when those expectations and duties change according to who's in the executive seat.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forest

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday proposed a new $136 million, 200,000-SF processing plant near its existing operation in Green Forest.

Jason Nichol to Lead Tyson Foods' Wal-Mart Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 07:00 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Jason Nichol as its senior vice president in charge of Wal-Mart operations.

Wal-Mart Legal Department Gives UA Program $50K

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 04:13 pm

The legal department at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has committed $50,000 per year for the next three years to support the University of Arkansas School of Law's existing diversity program.

Communications Sales & Leasing Files 1st Proxy

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 11:15 am

CEO and President Kenneth Gunderman was paid $6.37 million last year.

PAM Transport Buys Back 567K Shares

by Marty Cook 4/13/2016 10:26 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown announced it would purchase 567,413 shares of its stock at $31 per share for about $17.6 million.

Tyson Foods Names Monica McGurk to Oversee Strategy, New Ventures

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 04:20 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Monica McGurk senior vice president of strategy and new ventures.

Bank of Ozarks Reports Record 1Q Net Income

by Lance Turner 4/12/2016 11:32 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $51.7 million, a new record, and up nearly 30 percent from the same quarter last year.

JBHT's Simpson Wins Leadership Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 04:29 pm

Chief Marketing Officer Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell was received the 2016 Distinguished Women in Logistics Award this past weekend at the Transportation Intermediaries Association's conference in San Antonio.

Chambers Appointment to USA Truck Board Product of Search for Gender Diversity, IT Experience

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

USA Truck Inc. retained Cameron Smith & Associates of Rogers to source candidates for open board position.