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Marty Cook

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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

PAM Executives Got Pay Bumps After Profitable 2014

President and CEO Dan Cushman received total compensation of $1.38 million in 2014, according to a proxy statement filed with the SEC. Cushman made $720,034 in 2013. The pay increase came after a year in which PAM posted net income of $13.5 million, an increase of 129 percent from 2013. read more >

I.O. Metro Names John Erdos New CEO

I.O. Metro of Lowell named John Erdos CEO and announced that some of the company's operations would relocate to Dallas this summer. read more >

Developers See Surge In Northwest Arkansas Activity

Cody Crawford, the president of C.R. Crawford Construction of Fayetteville, has his hands full with work these days. He's not alone — the region is showing signs of shrugging off the hangover of the recession. read more >

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company. read more >

Walmart Foundation Gives $250K to Jones Center

The Walmart Foundation donates $250,000 to the Jones Center in Springdale. read more >

J.B. Hunt CEO's Pay at $4.3M in 2014

John N. Roberts III, the president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, was paid more than $4.3 million in 2014 and exercised stock options for another $906,752. read more >

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy. read more >

Expecting More Work, Crafton Tull Hires 2 in Rogers

Crafton Tull of Rogers, one of the largest engineering firms in the state, has hired two project managers for its Rogers' office. read more >

ArcBest Corp. CEO Gets $2.3M in 2014 Compensation

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made more than $2.3 million in 2014 thanks to a combination of cash incentives that totaled more than $1.3 million, the company said in its annual proxy statement. read more >

USA Truck Expands West Memphis Terminal to Train Drivers

USA Truck of Van Buren is expanding its West Memphis terminal in the hopes of adding to its operations in the future. Burton Weis says USA Truck is studying possible expansion at facilities in other markets but no decision has been made. read more >