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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

Assistant Editor

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Marty Cook joined Arkansas Business in October 2013 after 19 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. He covers the transportation industry and northwest Arkansas businesses.

Marty, a native of Shreveport, graduated from Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor of journalism. He, his wife and three daughters live in Fayetteville.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

After Oh Baby Sale, It's Back to Basics for Fran Free

Fran Free is enjoying life after selling her Oh Baby Foods brand to Blackhive Corp. of Fayetteville for an undisclosed amount this past winter. read more >

8W Center in Bentonville Changing Office Landscape in More Ways Than One

David Erstine of CBRE says there is an oversupply in the smaller office space market, specifically in Bentonville. If you want to find 2,000 or so SF, you will have a bushel of choices to choose from. read more >

Rise in Retail Rents Fueling Construction, Land Sales in Northwest Arkansas

Experts say the market is so good that the problem is finding space to put people in. That demand has raised lease rates, which in turn has made it easier to convince property owners and developers to build. read more >

Industrial Land in Northwest Arkansas Getting Tight for Distribution

Brian Shaw of Sage Partners and Butch Gurganus of Colliers International in Bentonville say the industrial market is a tight fix in northwest Arkansas. There's approximately 30 million SF with a vacancy rate less than 5 percent. read more >

PAM Transport 1Q Income Down 46 Percent

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported first-quarter income of $2.9 million, down from $5.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. read more >

ArcBest's Robert Young Retires

Robert Young on Tuesday presided over his last shareholders meeting as the chairman of the board of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith. read more >

JB Hunt to Create Task Force to Study Anti-Discrimination Proposal

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said it would appoint a task force in response to a shareholders vote on an anti-discrimination proposal April 21. read more >

Construction Booms in a Growing Northwest Arkansas Market

The costs of building things have gone up in northwest Arkansas, developers say. It's not just that land value has risen, but construction and labor costs have also grown. read more >

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase. read more >

JB Hunt Shareholders Approve Anti-Discrimination Proposal

A majority of shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell votes for an anti-discrimination proposal that the company's board of directors had recommended against. read more >