Manufacturing Archive

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate at 3.6 Percent in November

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2018 09:39 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from October to November, to 3.6 percent, the state Department of Workforce Services reported Friday.

Oregon Company To Buy PotlatchDeltic's El Dorado Plant For $92M

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2018 09:36 am

Oregon-based Roseburg Forest Products has reached an agreement with PotlatchDeltic Corp. to purchase the assets of its subsidiary, Del-Tin Fiber LLC, including the medium-density fiberboard plant in El Dorado, for approximately $92 million.

Big River, Big Gift: Osceola Steel Mill 'Keeps On Giving'

by Jan Cottingham 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Big River Steel, which sits on 1,300 acres not far from Osceola in Mississippi County, employs more than 500 workers at an average annual salary exceeding $75,000.

Tenenbaum's Sale Marked End of 128-Year Family Firm

by Mark Friedman 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Little Rock, with 10 locations in Arkansas and Missouri, is now a division of Alter Trading Corp. of St. Louis, which bought TRG for a price the companies did not disclose.

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Nucor Corp.'s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings.

Sun Bio Begins Permit Process Second Time with New Product

by George Waldon 12/17/2018 12:00 am

The Sun Bio Materials project in Clark County has emerged from a period of halting progress with a new profile expected to increase investment, employment and wood consumption.

Arkansas in Top 5 for Reliance on Steel Imports

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas is among the states that rely most heavily on imports of steel and aluminum, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution, a public policy nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

Chevy Dealership Sale In Jacksonville Tops $4M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Harold Gwatney Chevrolet Co. acquired its project at 1301 T.P. White Drive from the William A. Gwatney Revocable Trust.

Lexicon's Patrick Schueck Braces for Labor Shortage, Embraces Tariffs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Patrick Schueck, president of Lexicon Fabricators & Constructors, sings praises to steel tariffs, and looks ahead to a big year in 2019.

Celina Walker Joins Mitchell Williams in Rogers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Walker joins Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard's business practice group, where she will serve as counsel to financial institutions, providing legal guidance on lending and transactional matters.

Kimberly-Clark Strikes Wisconsin Deal, Will Close Plant in Conway

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/13/2018 02:14 pm

Kimberly-Clark Corp. says it will close its plant in Conway, affecting at least 350 jobs, as it reaches an incentives agreement with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to keep one of its plants open there.

Japanese Delegate Stresses Economic Ties to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2018 01:01 pm

He introduces himself as Tom Taniguchi, a speechwriter for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but a Japanese visitor to Little Rock on Monday took on the role of travel agent. The traveler? Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

by George Waldon 12/10/2018 12:00 am

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion.

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

by Trey Cooper 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage.

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 02:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

Former Mid-American Employee Pleads Guilty to $800K Theft

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Veronica Dillehay waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last week to one count of wire fraud in connection with stealing checks from her employer, Mid-American Manufacturing Corp. of Jonesboro.

Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit Says

by Mark Friedman 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr. occasionally asked for a few extra blank checks in case he made a mistake preparing payments for Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann.