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Private Companies See Solid Revenue Growth for 2022

Mountaire Corp. of Little Rock remained the largest private company headquartered in Arkansas as measured by revenue in fiscal 2022. read more >
Doug Hendrix, left, and his brother David Hendrix own Summerwood Partners LLC of Bryant, which owns convenience store chain Big Red and this year ranked No. 5 for revenue growth among the largest private companies in Arkansas.
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2021: A Good Year for Big Private CompaniesLock Icon

For most of the businesses on this year’s list of Arkansas’ 75 largest private companies, top-line revenue in 2021 was significantly better than in 2019, before any of us had heard of COVID-19. read more >
Patrick Schueck is president of Lexicon Inc. For some companies, automating jobs helps companies either keep their operations here or reshore them. Many Arkansas manufacturers are having difficulty filling jobs because of the lack of qualified workers.
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2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. read more >
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Industrial Transaction Produces $1.1M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Bruce Oakley Inc., led by Dennis Oakley, bought the former Southern Cotton Oil Co. complex at 324-325 Buckeye St. from the city of North Little Rock. read more >
The In & Out Mega Valero at 5051 Warden Road in North Little Rock.
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Mega Valero in North Little Rock Sold for $2.2MLock Icon

This week’s parade of million-dollar real estate transactions starts in North Little Rock and ends in North Little Rock. read more >
Woodland Heights
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Woodland Heights Sold for $37.7MLock Icon

A senior-living project in west Little Rock forms this week’s real estate triangle with restaurant-inspired transactions in Greenbrier and Benton. read more >
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Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in ArkansasLock Icon

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >
North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith hopes the City Council will approve a bond issue for $4 million in airport improvements.
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North Little Rock Looks to the SkiesLock Icon

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith had heard complaints about the North Little Rock Municipal Airport. Last fall, he asked some of the critical executives to put their concerns in writing, into a form he could take to the City Council. They did, and the remarks were scathing. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Transportation

A transportation resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
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Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >
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Turner Grain Executive Claims $5.5M in Debts, $2M in Assets

Dale Bartlett of Marvell, president of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley, on Monday filed a more detailed bankruptcy filing, listing about $5.5 million in debts and $2 million in assets. read more >
The Brinkley headquarters of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. and its related companies.
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Turner Grain’s Jason Coleman Hires Attorney

It looks like the defendants of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley will begin to mount their defense. read more >
The Brinkley headquarters of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. and its related companies.
Agriculture & Poultry

Turner Grain President Dale Bartlett Files for Bankruptcy

Dale Bartlett, president of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley, filed for voluntary individual bankruptcy protection Friday morning estimating up to $10 million in debt. read more >
Sources say they expect Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley to file for bankruptcy.
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Farmers Wait for Turner Grain’s Next Move

Some farmers doing business with Turner Grain apparently had only oral contracts with Turner, one agriculture expert says. That lack of formal contracts could complicate a Turner bankruptcy. read more >
Soybean grains loaded on a truck. 
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8 Farmers File Fraud Lawsuit Against Turner Grain

A group of farmers sue Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. for fraud, saying they haven’t been paid for grains they sold to the Brinkley company. And Bruce Oakley Inc. of North Little Rock files an interpleader asking a judge to decide what to do with the $360,000 it owes Turner. read more >
A harvesting combine fills a delivery truck with soybeans. | (Shutterstock)
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Bruce Oakley To Give Turner Grain Money To Judge

A North Little Rock company plans to hand over money it owes Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley to a judge to decide how to divide it among Turner's creditors. read more >
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Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million. read more >
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Fuel Storage Facility Attracts $5M Sale (Real Deals)

The sale of a 21.6-acre fuel storage development in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $5 million. A convenience store just north of Maumelle rang up a $3.4 million sale-leaseback transaction. And a 32,426-SF building products facility in North Little Rock changed hands in a $1.5 million sale. read more >
Business Services / Transportation

Update: Bruce Oakley Buys Johnston’s Port 33 in Oklahoma

Bruce Oakley Inc., the $1 billion revenue transportation company headquartered in North Little Rock, strikes a deal to buy the largest private terminal operator on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. read more >
Maverick USA of North Little Rock
Transportation

Bruce Oakley Revenue Tops $1 Billion in 2012

There were several revenue improvements for state transport companies in 2012, though nobody matched the leap made by Bruce Oakley. Plus, the list has a new entry, giving the state at least four transport companies with more than $100 million in revenue for 2012. read more >