Tagged: manufacturing

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2017 9:46 am

Four leaders who have made contributions to the finance and banking, fitness, transportation and steel industries make up the 2018 class of inductees for the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Bayou Meto Farmland Sold; LM Glasfiber Spends $8.3M on Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Farmland in Lonoke County and apartments, a coffeehouse and home in Little Rock fill this week’s roster of big real estate transactions. LM Glasfiber and a west Little Rock child development center lead in construction figures.

Virco Expands Conway Holdings with $7.2 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

A Conway furniture plant, a car wash-auto service combo in west Little Rock and a future tear-down in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood form this week’s trio of big real estate transactions.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

When Nature Rages, Cushman and Carriers ‘Take the Hit’

by Marty Cook 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Dan Cushman fully understands that sometimes a company’s bottom line has to take a (hopefully) temporary beating when natural disasters hit.

Current Trends Won't Continue (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 10/9/2017 12:00 am

It is important to identify the larger external trends that will most affect your organization in the coming years. But trees still don’t grow to the sky, and executives can find themselves off track without an understanding of whether trends will stall or even reverse.

Entergy Arkansas' Mike Maulden to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 10:57 am

Mike Maulden, director of business and economic development for Entergy Arkansas, will retire at the end of January after 34 years with the company.

Work Begins on Upgrades to West Memphis Port Facilities

by Associated Press 10/6/2017 10:42 am

Officials say a $10.9 million upgrade to West Memphis' port facilities could attract hundreds of new jobs to the area.

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8M for Arkansas Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2017 2:10 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced $2.8 million in new DRA investments in the state's infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Survey Suggests More Economic Growth Ahead for Midwest

by Associated Press 10/2/2017 6:49 am

A monthly survey of business leaders suggests economic conditions are still improving for nine Midwest and Plains states.

Pine Bluff Pellet Plant Faces Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

A Nebraska engineering company alleges it was stiffed for work done on a $230 million wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff.

Blue Canoe Brewing Branches Out

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. is poised to open a beer garden and expanded brewery at 1637 E. 15 St. in Little Rock sometime this month, says its co-owner, Patrick Cowan.

Simmons Foods to Build New $300M Chicken Plant in Benton County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 3:36 pm

Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs said Wednesday that it will spend $300 million on a new chicken facility that will create about 1,500 jobs in Benton County. The company said the facility will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for retail and restaurant customers.

Morfe Manufacturing to Invest $3.8M, Add 123 Jobs in Mountain Pine

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:22 am

Morfe Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that it will invest $3.8 million to expand its Mountain Pine plant and create 123 new jobs.

Ball Corp. Closes Food Can Line in Springdale

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/27/2017 10:46 am

Ball Corp. of Broomfield, Colorado, says it will cease food can production at its Springdale tinplate food and aerosol packaging plant during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Solfuels Loads First Tank at Helena-West Helena Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 9:43 am

Solfuels USA LLC, which recently started production of biodiesel at its retrofitted facility in Helena-West Helena, celebrated the loading of its first railroad tank on Tuesday.

3 Workers Injured in Explosion at Arkansas Alcoa Plant

by Associated Press 9/27/2017 7:22 am

Authorities say an explosion at a plant in Arkansas has sent three employees to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

NC Offered Foxconn $570M, But Firm Took a Much Higher Deal

by Associated Press 9/25/2017 3:33 pm

North Carolina promised tax breaks and other incentives worth more than $570 million to attract a Foxconn electronics plant that could employ 8,800 people, but the state lost out to Wisconsin's five-times-larger offer, documents show.

As Factory Closes, Allens Foods Remains in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Allens remains in bankruptcy, and its trustee in the Chapter 7 liquidation continues to fight some of the creditors that he accused of scheming to buy the vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.