Tagged: manufacturing

US Economy Surged at 3.7 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

by Associated Press 8/27/2015 8:11 am

The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.

Federal Appeals Court: Tyson Foods Doesn't Underpay Workers

by Associated Press 8/26/2015 3:13 pm

Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled.

Oshkosh Corp. Beats Lockheed Martin, AM General to Make JLTVs

by Lance Turner 8/25/2015 4:05 pm

The U.S. Army on Tuesday awarded a contract to build the military's new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to Oshkosh Corp. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, beating Lockheed Martin, which would have made the vehicles in Camden.

Military Close to Awarding JLTV Contract

by Andrea Shalal, Reuters 8/25/2015 1:26 pm

The U.S. Army is expected to award a contract on Tuesday for a new armored truck to replace thousands of aging Humvees, a long-awaited deal that could be worth up to $30 billion for the winning team.

ADEQ: Clean Power Plan Final Rule Improvement Over Draft

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:40 pm

Arkansas is in better shape under the federal Clean Power Plan final rule than it was under the plan's draft, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh said Monday.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 3:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 9:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state’s unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

Nestle Net Profit, Sales Down Slightly in First Half of Year

by Associated Press 8/14/2015 12:40 pm

Food and drinks giant Nestle says sales and net profit declined slightly in the first half due to currency fluctuations and a recall of Maggi noodles in India.

US Factory Output Climbed in July, Lifted by Auto Production

by Associated Press 8/14/2015 12:36 pm

Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in U.S. manufacturing in July.

Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria

by Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:51 pm

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

Diamond Agency Picked To Publish Arkadelphia Chamber Guide

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The Diamond Agency of El Dorado has been chosen to publish the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visitors & Relocation Guide.

Watergate Apartments Draw $7.8 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 148-unit apartment complex in Little Rock tipped the scales at $7.8 million.

Survey: US Businesses Added 185K Workers in July

by Associated Press 8/5/2015 11:57 am

The rate of hiring by U.S. businesses slowed in July, according to a private survey. But job gains remained at a solid level, which should help boost overall economic growth.

Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 2:16 pm

Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead for Midwest

by Associated Press 8/3/2015 7:34 am

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states.

Stuttgart Mess Leads to Lawsuit for Mid-South Industrial

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A contractor has been hit with a $2.6 million lawsuit for allegedly failing to clean up after itself at a Stuttgart food plant in 2013.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

Alliance Rubber Debuts ‘Mover Bands’

by Austin DuVall 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Alliance Rubber Co. of Hot Springs has added Mover Bands, heavy-duty rubber bands capable of stretching to nearly twice their resting length, to its list of products, the company announced recently.