Construction Archive

US Construction Spending Up Strong 1.3 Percent in January

by Associated Press 3/13/2019 09:50 am

Spending on U.S. construction projects in January posted the biggest gain in nine months, as strength in nonresidential construction and government projects offset continued weakness in home construction.

Fort Smith Voters Reject Tax Hike for Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 3/13/2019 09:46 am

Voters in Fort Smith have rejected a temporary sales tax increase that would have paid for the completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum now under construction in the city.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.7 Percent, Due to Revision

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in January and unchanged from the previous month because December's rate was revised up, to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.

Cardinal Health Project Attracts $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Cardinal Sherwood LLC of Marina Del Rey, California, bought the 71,005-SF office building at 5426 Landers Road in Sherwood.

Marijuana Dispensary Trio Failed to Mention Family Tie

by Marty Cook 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Mayflower family that failed to acknowledge their relationship is at the center of an investigation and a lawsuit over the granting of licenses for three medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas.

Pulaski County Retirement Properties Total $7.8M in Tandem Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Retirement projects in Pulaski County, residential lots in Conway and office property in downtown Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Hotel Hale Hiring; Distilleries Delayed in Spa City

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

It's almost spring, a good time for day trips and an update on hospitality doings in the Spa City.

Cory Cox of Conway Corp. Collects Certification (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Cory Cox has earned his journeyman lineman certification from the Missouri Public Utility Alliance.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Shawnie Carrier Joins Jetton General Contracting

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2019 01:32 pm

Shawnie Carrier had joined Jetton General Contracting Inc. of Paragould as director of strategic development.

Arkansas Highway Funding Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

by Associated Press 3/6/2019 07:05 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a bill raising fuel taxes and tapping into expected casino revenue for roads, sending the governor a key part of his highway funding plan.

US New-Home Sales Rose 3.7 Percent in December

by Associated Press 3/5/2019 10:25 am

Sales of new U.S. homes climbed in December to their highest pace in seven months, a sign that lower mortgage rates are helping the real estate market.

US Construction Spending Drops 0.6 Percent in December

by Associated Press 3/4/2019 09:52 am

U.S. construction spending edged down 0.6 percent in December with declines in residential construction and government projects. Even with the December setback, construction spending for all of 2018 reached record levels, though it was the smallest increase seven years.

Fay Jones School Adding Design Camps This Summer

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design is adding three design camps this summer, with the goal of exposing even more children to careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Nelson Design Group LLC in Jonesboro has been fighting with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services over debts that date back to the Great Recession.

Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.

Residence Inn Marriott Hosts $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/4/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Noble Investment Group of Atlanta acquired the 107-room Residence Inn Marriott at 219 River Market Ave. from an affiliate of Starwood Capital of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Arkansas Behind U.S. in Architecture & Engineering Salaries

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for architects and engineers in Arkansas in May 2017 was $69,540, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Marlon Blackwell Raises Bar on Framework of Arkansas Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Marlon Blackwell , the Fayetteville architect, admits he sees little downside in being famous, as long as he remembers where he came from.

SPONSORED: Proper Roundabout Design Incorporates Pedestrian Safety, Driver Convenience

by 3/4/2019 12:00 am

As roundabouts have become prolific traffic congestion solutions, construction must continue to adopt features that will safely slow vehicle speeds and increase driver visibility.