Tagged: manufacturing

Conway Machine Signs $500K Distribution Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 10:43 am

Conway Machine Inc. of Conway announced on Monday an agreement worth about $500,000 with Mexico City-based Plecamer for exclusive distribution of its products in Mexico.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Bet on Congress to Thwart Trump Border Tax

by Nandita Bose, Reuters 4/24/2017 7:02 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers are shelving considerations to move supply bases closer to the United States in the face of a possible border tax, banking instead on killing support for the tax idea in Congress.

Meadowcrest Apartments Sold; Chinese Garment Affiliate Buys Fourche Dam Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Apartments, an industrial project and a store in Little Rock along with a dental development in Bryant and a closed restaurant in Conway all topped the $1 million sales mark.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to Record Low 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment record fell to another record low, dropping to 3.6 percent in March from 3.7 percent in February.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

by Lance Turner 4/17/2017 9:34 am

Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China plans to invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

The Long, Rough Ride Ahead for 'Made in America'

by Nick Carey, Reuters 4/17/2017 7:37 am

American companies, along with President Donald Trump, face big obstacles as they try to rebuild American manufacturing.

Nick Copas Named Division President at Baldwin & Shell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Nick Copas has been promoted to president of the industrial services division at Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. in Little Rock, where he has worked for 14 years.

The Mirage of Drug Reimportation (Dan Greenberg Commentary)

by Dan Greenberg 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Drug reimportation might look good at first glance; regrettably, however, it’s a policy that is riddled with problems.

Jonesboro Business Leaders Talk Health Care, Manufacturing

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2017 10:23 am

Northeast Arkansas has experienced a "robust economic expansion" and "some optimism is in order," economist Michael Pakko told business leaders at the second annual Regional Economic Forecast in Jonesboro.

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he’s not completely hush-hush.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

UALR Pipeline to Black Oak Celebrates Anniversary

by Sarah Campbell 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s master’s program in information quality recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the only complaint from employer Black Oak Analytics Inc. is that it should produce even more “rock stars.”

US Unemployment Falls to a Low 4.5 Percent

by Associated Press 4/7/2017 7:56 am

U.S. employers added just 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to a nearly seven-year low of 4.5 percent.

US Jobless Aid Applications Fell to 234,000 Last Week

by Associated Press 4/6/2017 10:20 am

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers.

US Factory Orders Up 1 Percent in February

by Associated Press 4/4/2017 11:43 am

Orders to U.S. factories rose in February amid a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, but a key category that tracks business investment spending slipped for the first time in five months.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

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