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Shippers Anticipate Being Able to Meet Holiday Demand

United Parcel Service is well on its way to hiring 100,000 people to meet the peak. read more >
Public Companies / Tourism

Sultana Museum Hits $10M Fundraising Target

Construction bids for the project are expected to go out this month, with the museum eyeing an opening date in 2025. read more >
A rendering of the new Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas.
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Tourism

Sultana Museum Gets $1M Federal Grant

The project will be matched with $250,000 in local funds. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Transportation

Sky-High Diesel Prices Squeeze Truckers, Farmers, Consumers

High gasoline prices have eased somewhat in recent weeks. But diesel has remained chronically high, with American refineries operating near capacity. read more >
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A New Route to Wall Street (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Many of us hadn’t heard of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, until last year, when they were suddenly everywhere. read more >
Three container ships at the Port of Los Angeles in May 2021
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Walmart Part of Agreement to Ease Supply Chain Bottlenecks, White House Says

The deal between the company and other retail and shipping giants should help move stranded container ships on the West Coast. read more >
8 Industrial Parkway in Little Rock
Manufacturing

Sealy & Co. Buys Warehouse in Little Rock

Sealy & Co. announced Friday its acquisition of the 303,369-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock as well as an 80,000-SF distribution warehouse in Flint, Michigan. read more >
The FedEx facility at 1500 Westpark Drive in Little Rock
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Midtown FedEx Center Sold for $4.5MLock Icon

This week, we welcome a quartet of million-dollar real estate transactions to the show. read more >
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Memphis Bridge Waves Red Flag for Infrastructure

The shutdown of the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River and the subsequent logistical nightmare are shining a light on an age-old problem. America’s infrastructure is old. read more >
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Trailer Transaction Hauls in $3.6M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Michael Rivalto of Memphis acquired the Superior Trailer Sales project at 10600 Maybelline Road from NLR Ark Investments LLC, led by Frank Deel III. read more >
Superior Trailer Sales has set up shop in the former digs of an RV superstore at 10600 Maybelline Road in North Little Rock. 
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Superior Trailer Sales Hitched to $3.6 Million DealLock Icon

A trailer dealership in North Little Rock, an overnight delivery project in Little Rock, a hotel in west Little Rock, a medical clinic in Sherwood, a home in the Heights area of Little Rock and a convenience store in southeast Pulaski County form this week’s six-pack of million-dollar transactions. read more >
Inside the FedEx facility in Mabelvale.
Business Services / Construction / Public Companies / Transportation

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people. read more >
The FedEx Ground facility will sit on 44 acres in Mabelvale.
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FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock. read more >
Documents on file at the Little Rock Planning Department show plans for a 305,000-SF terminal in southwest Little Rock.
Real Estate / Transportation

Site Plan Details Truck Station for Southwest Little Rock

A site plan for a 305,000-SF package distribution warehouse and truck station for a large national company has been submitted to the Little Rock Planning and Development Department. read more >
Media & Marketing / Transportation

FedEx Chooses El Dorado for New Shipping Facility

FedEx of Memphis will soon bid on a contractor to develop a 14,000-SF shipping center in El Dorado. read more >
Manufacturing

The Ones That Got Away: Big Projects That Slipped Past Arkansas

Arkansas has experienced some notable failures in its efforts to attract industry to the state. read more >