Transportation Archive

The Story Behind Storytelling for Business (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 8/29/2016 12:00 am

We are all hearing more about the power of storytelling when it comes to marketing our products, services, ideas and even ourselves. Now, research at the neurochemical level is revealing how stories affect activity in our brains.

Broadway Bridge Will Close Sept. 28

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2016 03:58 pm

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department says the Broadway Bridge will close on Sept. 28 for at least six months as contractor Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, installs the new $98.4 million bridge.

JB Hunt to Be Inducted into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2016 03:16 pm

Johnnie Bryan Hunt, the founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, will be a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional Hall of Fame.

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

by Jan Cottingham 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

American Railcar to Open Corbitt Manufacturing Facility in Paragould

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 02:54 pm

Corbitt Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc. of St. Charles, Missouri, says it will open a new facility in Paragold that will create up 60 new jobs.

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Little Rock Port Authority Marks $6M Grant for Improvements

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 03:32 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., joined the Little Rock Port Authority to mark a $6.2 million federal grant to make improvements to Blackwater Harbor.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

New York Firm Buys Krug Energy's Natural Gas Station in Searcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 09:48 am

Alternative motor fuels distributor American Natural Gas of Saratoga Springs, New York, announced on Monday its acquisition of Krug Energy's public compressed natural gas station in Searcy.

Democrat-Gazette's Frank Fellone Ready for A Different Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

After about 20 years as deputy editor, Frank Fellone is back out in the newsroom as a reporter, working basically half-time. Fellone, who will continue writing the popular weekly traffic and highways column that gave him the title Mahatma, had been a boss at the paper since becoming state editor in 1980.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

Communications Group Gets Account Of Toyota Subsidiary

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2016 12:00 am

The Communications Group of Little Rock, the marketing and advertising firm led by co-founder and CEO Dan Cowling, has been named the PR agency of record for Toyota Material Handling USA, winning a competition with firms from around the country.

FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock.

David Casey On Board with Central Flying's Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

David Casey has joined the sales team at Central Flying Service Inc. of Little Rock as regional sales manager of the company's Jet Group departments.

J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson on Keeping Lanes Open for Diversity

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

In addition to serving as CMO and EVP of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell, Shelley Simpson, 44, is president of the company's Truckload and Integrated Capacity Solutions divisions.

USA Truck Reports 2Q Loss of $1.3M

by Marty Cook 8/3/2016 11:43 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $1.3 million, a decrease from the $2.8 million profit it reported in the same quarter of 2015.