Tagged: manufacturing

Commercial Metals Co. to Close Post Plant in Magnolia

by Lance Turner 2/9/2016 3:46 pm

Commercial Metals Co. of Irving, Texas, said Tuesday that it will close its T-post fence operations in Magnolia by the end of the third quarter, blaming "global steel overcapacity" and "unfair trade."

Springdale's Core Brewery Seeks Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distilling Co. LLC has increased the amount it’s offering investors in the Springdale company, to $3.5 million worth of shares of the business, of which $2.2 million has been sold.

Spencer Jones Heads Right Down the LineGard

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

It may be a little early to say Little Rock wunderkind entrepreneur Spencer Jones, a member of the 2015 Arkansas Business 20 in Their 20s class, is returning to his roots. But the growth of his latest venture is allowing Jones to revisit the innovative nugget that got him started on his entrepreneurial path back in 2014.

Arkansas Sees Volume, Value of Biggest Deals Drop

by Jan Cottingham 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The value of mergers and acquisitions last year reached a record high worldwide and in the United States, but Arkansas was a different story.

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith.

Developmental Center Sells for $3.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The sale of a 30,565-SF clinic in Little Rock, a string of apartments in the Hillcrest area and an 82-room motel in southwest Little Rock top the latest real estate transactions in Pulaski County.

Tyson Foods Stock Jumps on Record 1Q Earnings

by Alexis Hosticka 2/5/2016 9:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. on Friday reported first quarter income of $461 million, up 49 percent from the same period in 2015.

US Adds Just 151K Jobs in January; 4.9 Percent Jobless Rate

by Associated Press 2/5/2016 7:41 am

U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a sharp deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers.

Wayne Farms Plant in Laurel, Mississippi, to Lay Off 500

by Associated Press 2/4/2016 12:23 pm

A Georgia-based poultry company says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June.

Midwest Economic Survey Figures Rise for 1st Time in Months

by Associated Press 2/1/2016 8:11 am

Figures rose for the first time in six months but remained below growth neutral in a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

Quartet of Apartments Produces $49.6M Buy (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Fairfield Apartments, Berkley Apartments, Pleasant Pointe Apartments and Valley Crossing Apartments, all in west Little Rock, were sold to affiliates of Monarch Investments of Colorado.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It’s the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Architect Kyle Cook Says Jonesboro Region's Growth Keeps Him Close to Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Kyle Cook, president of Brackett Krennerich & Associates, says broad experience is the ticket to working in northeast Arkansas.

EPA: Crittenden County Meets Ozone Standard

by Mark Carter 1/28/2016 2:56 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to approve a state request to designate Crittenden County in northeast Arkansas as having met the federal 2008 ozone standard.

NOWDiagnostics Moves Production to Arkansas, Could Hire 12 This Year

by Marty Cook 1/26/2016 4:43 pm

NOWDiagnostics of Springdale expects to hire as many as 12 new employees in the coming year, the company said Tuesday.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Fort Smith Plastics Manufacturer Restructured Under New Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 9:49 am

Quantum Ventures of Auburn Hills, Michigan, has consolidated its plastics processing companies, including River Bend Industries in Fort Smith, under the Quantum Plastics name.

Indiana Firm Pays $4.3M for 17.7 Acres (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Watermark Residential of Indianapolis bought 17.7 acres at the northeast corner of Steele Boulevard and Van Asche Drive in Fayetteville for $4.3 million.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.