Tagged: manufacturing

Trump Moves to Pull US Out of TPP, Signals Tax for Putting Manufacturing Overseas

by Associated Press 1/23/2017 11:21 am

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2017 9:23 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

Biege Book: Economic Growth Quickened at Year's End

by Associated Press 1/18/2017 1:58 pm

The U.S. economy grew a bit faster at the end of last year, spurred by healthier sales for manufacturers and steady hiring that is slowly pushing up wages.

Video: Daisy To Expand Rogers Plant, Create 25 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2017 12:41 pm

Gamo Outdoor USA and Daisy Outdoor Products, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, announced on Wednesday plans to expand the Daisy plant in Rogers and create 25 jobs over the next two years.

With Job Announcements, Firms Appear to Seek Trump's Approval

by Associated Press 1/18/2017 10:47 am

From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

New Clients for Eric Rob & Isaac

by Kyle Massey 1/6/2017 4:06 pm

The Eric Rob & Isaac ad agency of Little Rock announces new clients, including the Arkansas State CASA Association, Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello and DROP Sustainable Water Shares.

Factory Activity Hit 2-Year High in December

by Associated Press 1/3/2017 11:20 am

U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in December to its highest level in two years, as new orders and production jumped in a positive sign for economic growth.

Midwest Economic Survey Suggests Big Improvement in December

by Associated Press 1/3/2017 7:00 am

Soaring numbers in a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest economic conditions are improving in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Arkansas.

Conifex Timber Gets $130M to Restart El Dorado Sawmill

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2017 8:00 am

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver said this week that it received a $130 million secured revolving credit facility to fund the modernization and restart of its sawmill in El Dorado.

AP: Medical Marijuana Was Arkansas' Top News Story in 2016

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/2/2017 6:32 am

A decision by Arkansas' voters to let residents with certain medical conditions obtain marijuana to ease their symptoms was an overwhelming choice as the state's top news story of 2016.

Bumpers, Thornton Among Arkansas Notables Who Died During 2016

by Associated Press 1/2/2017 6:20 am

A former U.S. senator who defended an impeached president during his Senate trial and a former U.S. representative who was a member of House committee that brought articles of impeachment against another president are among the notable Arkansans who died during 2016.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016’s Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber

by Associated Press 12/30/2016 7:19 am

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is made like it sounds: rafts of 2-by-4 beams aligned in perpendicular layers, then glued — or laminated — together like a giant sandwich.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 7:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

LM Wind Power Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/28/2016 8:03 am

LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, said Wednesday that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2018.

In the Workplace 2017: New EEOC Forms Will Lead to More Scrutiny of Pay Practices

by Troy Price 12/28/2016 7:00 am

Changes are coming to the EEO-1 form certain employers must file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Here's what to expect.