Public Companies Archive

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.

Tony Thomas Named CEO of Windstream As Jeff Gardner Steps Down

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 04:01 pm

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock said Thursday that Jeff Gardner has resigned as president and CEO and that Tony Thomas has been appointed to succeed him "effective immediately."

White County Medical Center to Buy Newport Hospital

by Lance Turner 12/11/2014 08:21 am

Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee, says it will sell its 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy.

More Changes at Wal-Mart's US Division; Judith McKenna New COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:28 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville on Wednesday announced another executive change at its U.S. stores division. Judith McKenna has been promoted to COO of Walmart U.S. She will report to Greg Foran, who took over as CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. stores in August.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field.

Little Rock Land Eyed for FedEx Center Sold for $3.4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Development of a 311,684-SF FedEx Corp. distribution center is officially in motion in southwest Little Rock near the northwest corner of Alexander and Loop roads.