Tagged: manufacturing

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Lockheed Martin Announces $161M Army Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 10:07 am

Lockheed Martin on Monday announced that it has received a $161 million U.S. Army production contract for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile.

Court Blows Out Hanna's Candle Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Last week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ended Hanna’s Candle Co.’s nearly seven-year legal battle with Bank of America.

Texarkana Officials Expect Union Tank Car to Create 150-200 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 11:34 am

Texarkana, Arkansas officials will tour the new Union Tank Car Co. facility, which will bring about 100 jobs to the city.

Texarkana Issues $250M In Bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/8/2017 10:47 am

The Texarkana, Arkansas Board of Directors authorizes up to $250 million in industrial development revenue bonds for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that’s a good thing.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

Deltic Timber 2Q Earnings Down 36 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/3/2017 11:04 am

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado reports second-quarter net income of $2.7 million, down 36 percent from same quarter last year.

Update: Canadian Manufacturer to Open U.S. Headquarters in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2017 11:27 am

Canadian manufacturer DBG announces plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in Conway. The 41-year-old company provides custom metal products to the heavy truck, automotive, agriculture and commercial industries.

Survey Suggests More Growth Ahead for Midwest Economy

by Associated Press 8/1/2017 7:18 am

A monthly survey of business leaders suggested a drop in business conditions but still indicated the economy will pick up over the next few months in nine Midwest and Plains states.

Simmons Foods Eyes 78 New Jobs at Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:48 am

Simmons Foods Inc. on Monday marked the grand opening of its new 72,000-SF ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a $30 million facility that the company expects will create 78 jobs.

Court Blocks Former Tyson Manager from Joining Pilgrim's Pride

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has blocked a former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager from continuing to work for a competitor.

WLR Volvo Complex Sells for $3.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/31/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Little Rock’s McLarty Auto Group bought the 60,000-SF McLarty Volvo Cars and McLarty Collision West complex at 1500 N. Shackleford Road.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let’s be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

US Economy Expanded at Stronger 2.6 Percent Rate in 2Q

by Associated Press 7/28/2017 3:29 pm

The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 10:27 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies.

Arkansas Technical Institute, Community College to Merge

by Associated Press 7/27/2017 2:03 pm

Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute plans to merge with East Arkansas Community College.

Western Foods to Employ 50 in Pine Bluff

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 10:10 am

Western Foods LLC of Woodland, California, will open a gluten-free flour mill in an existing 50,000-SF building in Pine Bluff's industrial park.

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