Tagged: manufacturing

Husqvarna to Add Solar Power at Nashville Plant

by Kyle Massey 6/23/2017 12:13 pm

Husqvarna Group, the global power equipment manufacturer with three facilities around Nashville, Arkansas, announces plans to build a solar power installation at its injection molding plant in Howard County.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 9:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Big Firms Like Wal-Mart Are America's Hungriest Wind, Solar Users

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 6/21/2017 9:53 am

Major U.S. corporations like Wal-Mart have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving an industry seen as key to helping cut carbon emissions.

Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 11:39 am

Arkansas Business' "Foundations" interview series continues with Jon Harrison, owner of VIP2 of Little Rock, which helps businesses through leadership training programs for staff at all levels.

Thank You, Caterpillar (Feedback)

by Darwin Hendrix 6/19/2017 12:00 am

A banker in southwest Arkansas commends Caterpillar Financial Corp., especially Jeff Sampson, as well as Gov. Hutchinson, federal, state and local elected officials, and all the many others for their efforts to successfully reopen the sawmill that had been closed since 2009.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Pulaski County’s Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016

by Mark Friedman 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004 – 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015.

Activity, Low Vacancies Add Up to Hot Industrial Little Rock Market

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate of the Little Rock industrial market dipped to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

Arkansas Lawmakers Criticize Trump Shifting Cuba Policy

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 3:04 pm

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba.

Construction Planned for Next Spring for Arkadelphia Pulp Mill

by Associated Press 6/15/2017 10:53 am

Construction is expected to begin in March for a planned $1 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.

$4.4M Invested in Akeso Biomedical

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2017 4:54 pm

Akeso Biomedical on Tuesday announced that it has closed its most recent financing round of $4.4 million from existing and new investors.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

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

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

America's Car-Mart Taps Ray Dillon for Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2017 2:38 pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville says that its board of directors nominated Ray C. Dillon for election as a new, independent director. Dillon, 61, is the former president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. He retired from the post late last year.

Morgan, Preston Give Advice, Share Perspectives at Economic Future Forum

by Sam Hoisington 6/6/2017 11:34 am

Mike Preston of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Charles Morgan of First Orion Corp. were the keynote speakers for the final day of the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.

The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/6/2017 9:57 am

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas’ budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.

Wal-Mart's Quinn: Community Leaders Key to Workforce Development

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 11:10 am

The International Economic Development Council’s annual Economic Future Forum is underway now and continues tomorrow at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

No Changes Planned After AFCO Steel Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

AFCO Steel, which has plants in Little Rock and Van Buren, said last week it is continuing with “no changes,” even though it sold its majority interest last month to a New York firm.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week’s Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Private Survey: Companies Added a Solid 253K Jobs in May

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 3:05 pm

U.S. private businesses added a robust 253,000 jobs in May, a private survey found, a sign that employers expect economic growth to keep plowing ahead.

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