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Reading The Future: Aerospace & Defense (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

In 2022, aerospace and defense exports made up more than 15% of the state’s total exports with more than $890 million in goods exported. read more >
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Arkansas: The Defender (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas plays an increasingly key role in the global aerospace and defense industry. read more >
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Linchpin of the Defense Industry, Camden Eyes Future Growth

Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin are investing millions in their Camden operations; community stakeholders say more must be done to help them attract employees. read more >
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Montrose Names John Jackson As CIO

Montrose Environmental Group Inc. of North Little Rock names John Jackson as chief information officer, effective immediately. read more >
A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 on landing approach after a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2012.
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Why to Care About Farnborough (Jana Carter Commentary)

Not many people know about Farnborough, England. But to those in the aerospace and defense industry, it’s an important city that hosts one of the largest global airshows every other year. read more >
Mark Cayce, CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.

A Solar Evangelist, RetiredLock Icon

As GM and CEO of the 7,000-member electric co-op, Mark Cayce was an early solar adopter in tandem with defense contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne read more >
Lockheed Martin, which has about 1,000 employees in the Camden area, is the nation’s largest defense contractor by total sales. CEO Jim Taiclet participated in talks with the Pentagon last week on producing more weapons for embattled Ukraine.
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Camden Rockets Go On Defense for UkraineLock Icon

Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne — part of the 3,500-strong defense workforce at Highland Industrial Park near Camden – is expanding and responding to a war-torn world. read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
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FTC Opposition Scuttles $4.4B Lockheed Purchase of Aerojet

Lockheed said it scrapped the plan “in the wider interest of shareholders.” read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
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FTC Sues to Block Lockheed’s Purchase of Supplier Aerojet

The acquisition would limit competition and drive up prices for missile components, regulators say. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake with Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2018, announcing an expansion at the company's facility in East Camden.
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As Missile Companies Unite, Camden Area Is Looking UpLock Icon

Two top defense contractors are converging in East Camden, and company leaders and local officials are listening for the boom. read more >
Big deals included Walmart-Asda, Big River Steel, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Murphy USA and Westrock Coffee.
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Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite PandemicLock Icon

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart’s sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne's new large Engineering, Manufacturing and Development facility in Camden.

Lockheed Martin Strikes $4.4B Deal to Buy Aerojet Rocketdyne

Lockheed Martin is buying rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $4.4 billion in a deal that brings together companies that already had been working together in the aeronautics industry. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne's new large Engineering, Manufacturing and Development facility in Camden.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Camden

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new large solid rocket motor manufacturing facility is officially open, the Arkansas Department of Commerce announced late Tuesday. read more >
This solar power array by Scenic Hill Solar powers Clarksville Connected Utilities, the Johnson County city’s municipal utility.
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Solar Technology Helps Power Arkansas’ Economy (Katie Laning Niebaum Commentary)

The advanced energy economy is an increasingly important economic engine in Arkansas. read more >
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Solar Companies Push Customers to Act Before Tax Incentive Declines

Heather Nelson of Seal Solar Solutions of North Little Rock and other renewable energy companies are pushing businesses interested in solar power to act now, before federal investment tax credits begin sunsetting at the end of the year. read more >
Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake with Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2018, announcing an expansion at the company's facility in East Camden.
Government & Politics

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s New Camden Facility Looks to Future Contracts

Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake and Gov. Asa Hutchinson celebrated the defense contractor's new facility designed to help Aerojet compete for a spot in the Pentagon's overhaul of America's ground-based nuclear missile defenses. read more >
Mark Cayce, Ouachita Electric’s CEO, shows off a display on the benefits of efficient lighting, a key part of the co-op’s PAYS program.
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A Champion of Solar Rises In South: Ouachita ElectricLock Icon

As CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. in Camden, Mark Cayce has seen the light, and it is solar. He has made sun power a cornerstone of innovative programs serving a high-tech corner of Arkansas: the defense manufacturing cluster in East Camden, home to a 12-megawatt solar array that was the largest in the state when it was built three years ago. read more >
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SAU Tech Partners With Today’s Power, OECC in Solar Project

South Arkansas’ march toward solar power got another nudge Friday when Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden broke ground on a 1-megawatt array to generate more than two-thirds of the campus’ electricity. read more >
Lockheed Martin makes THAAD missile defense systems in East Camden. Other big defense contractors there are Aerojet Rocketdyne, Raytheon and General Dynamics.
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In the Rockets’ Red Glare, Camden Workers Stand OutLock Icon

Aerojet Rocketdyne cites area’s big defense tradition as it goes for ICBM contract. read more >
From left to right: Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston, Aerojet Rocketdyne President and CEO Eileen Drake and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
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Update: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Add 141 Jobs in Camden Over 3 Years

Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, which makes solid rocket motors at the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, said Wednesday that it will expand its operations at its 1,200-acre facility there, adding 141 jobs over the next three years. read more >