Transportation Archive

Gates Belting Out Success in Siloam Springs

by Marty Cook 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Even a successful 104-year-old global corporation can hit a speed bump or two moving from the East Coast to Arkansas. Gates Corp., a producer of power transmission belts for the automotive and industrial sectors, didn't move its entire operations to Siloam Springs two years ago.

Cooper Tire Thrives in Texarkana

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

Cooper Tire employs nearly 2,000 workers, most of whom are members of the United Steelworkers Local 752L, making Cooper Tire one of Arkansas' largest employers.

Wal-Mart's Cindi Marsiglio Sees Progress in Made In USA Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/23/2015 12:00 am

As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing, Cindi Marsiglio oversees the company's 2013 initiative to spend an additional $250 billion on U.S.-made goods during the next 10 years.

Car-Mart Reports $485,000 Loss

by Marty Cook 11/20/2015 09:17 am

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported a loss of $485,000 in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

Women's Forum of New York Honors ArcBest, Others for Women on Boards of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2015 03:02 pm

The Women's Forum of New York on Thursday honored ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith and other companies for having at least 20 percent female representation on their boards of directors.

Dassault Falcon Jet Unveils New $60M Facility in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 10:49 am

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. on Thursday unveiled a $60M, 250,000-SF expansion at its Little Rock completion facility, bringing Dassault's total Little Rock footprint to 1.25 million SF.

Central Flying Service Names Susan Holbert COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 11:34 am

Central Flying Service Inc. of Little Rock on Monday named Susan Holbert president and COO.

Legal Troubles for Former Landers Employee Inflate Over Alleged Tire Theft

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Kevin Kinsey, a former employee of Landers Toyota of Little Rock, had been accused of stealing $441,000 in tires and accessories, and now he's facing a lawsuit from his former employer.

Uptown Fayetteville Rediscovers Popularity

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jeremy Hudson and others are putting faith and money into the Steele Crossing area of north Fayetteville.

Big River Steel Mill Rises in Northeast Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 11/16/2015 12:00 am

The construction of the Big River Steel mill is a project defined by superlatives: at $1.3 billion, the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history; at $700 million, the biggest construction project in the state; one of the most technologically advanced, etc.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 02:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

Rock Region Metro Proposes 1/4-Cent Sales Tax

by Alexis Hosticka 11/10/2015 08:55 am

The Rock Region Metro board of directors unanimously approve a resolution to pursue a quarter-cent sales tax to provide dedicated funding for public transit.

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Nearly $4.3M Transaction Visits Midtown Church (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a church in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $4.27 million. A 23,970-SF retail center in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.52 million. And a North Little Rock clinic sold for $2.4 million.

Adult Learners: A Call to Action (Judy McReynolds Commentary)

by Judy McReynolds 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With 18- to 21-year-old students accounting for only one-third of the national college population, ArcBest's challenge, and that of others in the Arkansas business community, is clear, says ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 02:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Companies Plan $12M Ethanol Unit Train Terminal for Maumelle

by Alexis Hosticka 11/5/2015 04:27 pm

Green Plains Partners LP and Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced plans to form a joint venture and build an ethanol unit train terminal on a Union Pacific Railroad line in Maumelle.

Marshals Museum, Corps of Engineers Reach Agreement on Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 10:38 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum said Thursday that it received consent from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build its 50,000-SF museum on a 16.3-acre riverfront tract in Fort Smith.

Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

by Alexis Hosticka 11/4/2015 03:35 pm

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday.