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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson with members of the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility (from left) Alan Mantooth, council chairman Cyrus Sigari, council members state Secretary of Transportation Lorie Tudor, state Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston and Canoo Inc. CEO Tony Aquila.
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Governor Sets Goals for Council on Future Mobility, Names Members

The council's work will “lay the foundation for Arkansas leadership in the transportation industry for decades to come," the governor said. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Switches Shareholders Meeting to Virtual

The omicron surge led to the decision. read more >
Dean Banks, who became CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, on Oct. 3.
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Former Tyson Foods CEO Gets $6M in Severance Pay

Dean Banks stepped down in June for personal reasons. read more >
Donnie King, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale
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Update: Banks Out, King In as Tyson Foods CEO

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Wednesday that Donnie King would replace Dean Banks as the company’s president and CEO after Banks resigned for personal reasons. read more >
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon participates in a Business Roundtable forum in 2019.
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Finding a Middle Road In the CEO’s Suite

Corporate and business leaders can fill a non-polarizing role as moderator while legislatures like Arkansas’ stoke the culture wars. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Opens $425 Million Complex in Tennessee

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale opened its new poultry facility Thursday in Humboldt, Tennessee. read more >
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Tyson Foods to Provide Vaccines Access

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale will use mobile health clinics and support staff to provide its employees information about and access to the COVID-19 vaccines. read more >
Tyson Foods Inc. hopes technological advances will help it fight COVID, including computerized screening systems that determine employees’ temperatures before they report to their work stations.
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Tyson Foods Battles Pandemic, LawsuitsLock Icon

Tyson Foods is battling multiple civil lawsuits in Iowa filed by family members of employees who died of COVID-19 causes. read more >
Dean Banks, who became CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, on Oct. 3.
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New CEO Dean Banks Tops Tyson Foods’ Big Earners

Three executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale earned more than $10 million in total compensation in fiscal 2020. read more >
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Tyson Foods Fires Seven After Waterloo Investigation

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale fires seven plant managers after an investigation into allegations of a COVID-19 betting pool at its pork production plant in Waterloo, Iowa. read more >
Tyson Foods Inc. of Springale closed its huge pork-processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, for an indefinite period after numerous workers tested positive for COVID-19.
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Tyson Foods Suspends Plant Managers Amid Virus Betting Claim

Tyson Foods suspends top officials at its largest pork plant and launches an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak. read more >
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Tyson Foods Plans Global Expansions

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will build and expand facilities overseas to increase its international production capabilities. read more >
Dean Banks, who became CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, on Oct. 3.
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New Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks Talks Company’s Digital Transformation

Dean Banks, the new CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, talks about the meat processor's technological future and what it means for sustainability and meeting worldwide demand for protein. read more >
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New Tyson Foods CEO Dean Banks to Speak at NWA Tech Summit

Dean Banks, Tyson Foods’ president and incoming CEO, will be the featured speaker of the 2020 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, which will be held virtually this year, from Oct. 18–21. read more >
Donnie King
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Names King President

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named company veteran Donnie King the president of its poultry division, effective Thursday. read more >
League of United Latin American Citizens president Domingo Garcia (left) discusses Tyson Foods safety improvement with plant manager Hunter Wray during a tour of the Springdale Berry Street facility in June.
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Tyson Upgrades Worker Safety Amid Pandemic

Meat producers have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is no exception. read more >
Dean Banks
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Update: Dean Banks to Lead Tyson

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says President Dean Banks will succeed Noel White as chief executive officer effective Oct. 3. read more >
Warren Stephens has steered the family ship for longer than anyone, leading Stephens Inc. for more than 30 years.

Arkansans on Trump Group That Will Consult on Reopening US Economy

President Trump is enlisting advisers from nearly all sectors of American commerce, the medical field and elected office to help shape his plan to reopen the economy. read more >
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Tyson Foods Boosts Shipments to Stores; Walmart Curbs Hours to Restock

The COVID-19 outbreak has the world's biggest companies adjusting operations to meet surging customer demand for everything from toilet paper to meat products. read more >
Dean Banks
Agriculture & Poultry / Investments

Dean Banks Named President of Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says independent director Dean Banks, 46, will become president of the company effective Dec. 20. read more >