Tagged: manufacturing

Rockline Industries Expands in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Rockline Industries of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a wet-wipe manufacturer, paid $2.25 million for a 50,000-SF warehouse close to its manufacturing facilities in Springdale.

Aromatique Adds Tina Shephard to Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Tina Shephard has more than 20 years of experience in retail and management, having worked for a variety of retailers, including Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 7/22/2016 9:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

by Cimber Winfrey 7/21/2016 10:56 am

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.

Tyson Offers To Buy Out Lease on Closed Iowa Plant

by Associated Press 7/19/2016 12:52 pm

Tyson Foods is offering to pay $400,000 to buy out its remaining lease on a plant it closed in 2014 in the northwest Iowa town of Cherokee.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Simmons Prepared Foods Recalls 5,850 Pounds of Chicken

by Associated Press 7/13/2016 12:41 pm

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods says it's recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen chicken products that may have been breaded with flour contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

Houston Company Announces $900M Agreement with Nucor

by Sarah Campbell 7/12/2016 2:58 pm

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan Inc.(KMI) of Houston announced on Tuesday its new, $900 million 10-year agreement with Nucor Corporation to provide in-plant services for two Nucor facilities in Blytheville and three others in in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Hi-Speed Is Noted for Quality Service

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Hi-Speed Industrial, located in Little Rock and Memphis, was recently approved as an EASA Accredited Service Center by the Electrical Apparatus Service Association for its consistency in delivering quality electromechanical repairs that maintain or improve AC electric motor efficiency and reliability.

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind.

Tenaris Lays Off 100 At Blytheville Mill

by Sarah Campbell 7/8/2016 10:24 am

Tenaris of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, announced Thursday that it is laying off about 100 employees at its welded pipe mill in Blytheville.

New York Firm Buys Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers

by Sarah Campbell 7/7/2016 10:16 am

Private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Company of New York announced Wednesday that it has acquired Daisy Outdoor Products of Rogers, a leading manufacturer of youth airguns and accessories founded in 1886.

US Services Firms Grew in June at Fastest Pace in 7 Months

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 11:34 am

U.S. services firms expanded last month at the fastest pace since November, good news for the U.S. economy.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.

Hutchinson, Preston to Open Berlin Office, Attend Farnborough Airshow

by Lance Turner 7/5/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced details of another trade mission to Europe, which begins Saturday.

Midwest Economic Survey Points To Slow Growth

by Associated Press 7/1/2016 8:01 am

Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped slightly but still suggest economic growth ahead.

Arkansas Plant Gets $30.7M Grant for Nuclear Sub Batteries

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 12:31 pm

A battery manufacturer has received a $30.7 million "cost-sharing" federal grant for a project at its Fort Smith facility to improve battery systems for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines.