Tagged: manufacturing

5 Things Small Business Owners Should Know About Tax Bills

by Associated Press 12/13/2017 11:13 am

Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully.

Morrilton Packing to Invest $2.1M, Add 34 Jobs

by Lance Turner 12/11/2017 2:25 pm

Morrilton Packing Co., the parent company of Petit Jean Meats, says it will invest $2.1 million in its Morrilton facility to add capacity "for current and future products," a move it said will create 34 jobs.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Create Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 8:00 am

Programs take a hard look at developing valuable soft skills in future employees.

Presqu’ile Winery a Nod to Way of Life for Murphys

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Madison Murphy, chairman of Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, and his family named their 200-acre California winery Presqu’ile as a “tip of the hat” to a family compound destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Kansas County Pulls Bid for Tyson Plant Amid Opposition

by Associated Press 12/7/2017 1:58 pm

The Kansas county that's home to Wichita has withdrawn its bid for a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant after weeks of public opposition.

Tyson Foods Names EVP, General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 1:49 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale recently named Amy Tu executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 11.

People Leave Bosses, Not Jobs (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/4/2017 12:00 am

If people leave bad bosses, then that means they stay for good ones. In short, a system that spends more to bring in talent and get new hires ready for responsibilities is wasting its time and effort if there is no process for improving those skills and capacity for management.

Attorney’s Many Hats Complicate Redstone Trust Case

by Mark Friedman 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The May 2016 death of Michael Allen Lasiter, who owned Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock, has led to litigation over the handling of his trust, which is expected to be worth more than $10 million after estate taxes are paid.

ECCI Partners Sidestep Pitfalls of Transition

by Gwen Moritz 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Almost since they went into the environmental engineering business, Stan Jorgensen, Bob Harrison and Rod Breuer have been thinking about an exit strategy.

Coca-Cola Plant Transaction Approaches $11 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/4/2017 12:00 am

The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the nation bought the 22.2-acre complex from Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Co.

ATRI Weighs In on Infrastructure

by Marty Cook 12/4/2017 12:00 am

There were few surprises among the recommendations in a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute.

PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

by Kyle Massey 12/1/2017 8:46 am

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ.

Business Conditions Index Slips But Still Shows Good Signs

by Associated Press 12/1/2017 7:37 am

Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve.

Solar Power Rate Debate Draws Crowd to PSC

by Kyle Massey 11/30/2017 1:08 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office came down squarely on the side of utility companies Thursday morning as the state Public Service Commission heard testimony on whether rooftop solar customers should get less compensation for the excess power they put onto the electrical grid.

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

by Lance Turner 11/29/2017 3:22 pm

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market.

US Economy Expanded at Brisk 3.3 Percent Pace

by Associated Press 11/29/2017 10:03 am

Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.

George's Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 10:09 am

Poultry products producer George's Inc. of Springdale announced Monday that it has acquired Campos Foods LLC from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods Inc.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $198M in C-130 Training Contracts

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 9:13 am

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland, recently received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world.

Farm Implement Ads on YouTube Go for Kardashian-sized Numbers

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing firm Kirkpatrick Creative has struck a deal with a Wisconsin farmer and his YouTube channel that's almost moved past advertising and into "influencing."

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won’t be easy money.