Tagged: manufacturing

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Allowing Lawsuits Over Videos

by Associated Press 3/24/2017 7:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a bill allowing companies to sue anyone who shares secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

by Lance Turner 3/23/2017 10:33 am

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Ray Dillon Gets $4.9M Package in Final Year at Deltic

by Lance Turner 3/22/2017 11:12 am

Ray Dillon, the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado, received $4.9 million in total compensation in 2016, according to the company's proxy statement.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas’ only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 9:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Cabot Knights Shopping Center Sold for $2.5 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Retail space in Cabot, a cabinet plant in Jacksonville, a day care in Conway, a Dollar General in Austin (Lonoke County) and a big home in Little Rock form a five-piece of multimillion-dollar transactions.

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns.

Aircraft Interior Solutions Poised for Takeoff

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A delayed passenger seat innovation is back on schedule to bring big expansion to Aircraft Interior Solutions of North Little Rock.

$8.3 Million Transaction Calls on Barrington Hills Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The 232-unit apartment project in west Little Rock was purchased by PR Barrington Hills LLC of Wellington, Florida.

CAVU Partner Bryan Hancock Reaps Rewards from Aircraft Scrap Heap

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Hancock was born and raised in Stuttgart, where watching crop dusters led him to begin flying right after high school. Today, he is a partner at CAVU, which buys and sells commercial aircraft and dismantles some of them for parts.

Truck-Lite Partners With NanoMech of Springdale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2017 10:05 am

Truck-Lite Co. LLC of Falconer, New York, recently announced its exclusive long-term partnership with NanoMech of Springdale.

Clinton Distributor In Court Over Missing McDonald's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Clinton food distributor has started a fight over having to pay for nearly 2 million pounds of frozen mozzarella cheese sticks.

What Is Economic Nationalism? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Consumers need to understand that the cost of a move toward economic nationalism is a cost that will be borne by us all.

Audrey House Says Arkansas Shouldn't Keep Its Wine Sales Bottled Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

When Audrey House was 21, she moved to Altus, bought 20 acres from Al Wiederkehr and set about starting her own vineyard and winery operation, which she called Chateau Aux Arc.

US Services Firms Expand at Fastest Pace Since October 2015

by Associated Press 3/3/2017 10:42 am

U.S. services companies expanded in February at the fastest pace since October 2015.

Oxford Industries Buys Strong Suit Clothing of Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 3/1/2017 9:49 am

Strong Suit Clothing, a men's apparel company based in Little Rock, has been acquired by publicly traded Oxford Industries Inc. of Atlanta.

Midwest Survey Suggests Manufacturing Boosting Economy

by Associated Press 3/1/2017 6:53 am

Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states.

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