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The Prysmian Group plant in Paragould.
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Prysmian Group to Expand Paragould Plant, Add 12 Jobs

Prysmian Group of Milan, Italy, says it will expand its Paragould facility, investing $2.8 million and adding 12 positions. The plant already employs 182 people at 1 Prestolite Drive. read more >
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Veranda Luxury Pontoons Buys Former General Cable Plant For $3.75M

Veranda Luxury Pontoons announced Monday that it bought the 377,000-SF manufacturing facility in Malvern (Hot Spring County) that was previously a General Cable plant. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won’t Cross Arkansas

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. read more >
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Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In ArkansasLock Icon

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out. read more >
General Cable of Malvern announced an agreement in 2011 to produce high-voltage transmission lines for the Clean Line project. The deal is worth at least $130 million and will generate 135 direct jobs, according to a University of Arkansas study.
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General Cable Could Shut Down Before Clean Line Construction Begins

Though Clean Line Partners has had a deal since 2011 to buy conductor cable for its planned statewide high line from the General Cable Corp. factory in Malvern, plans have been in the works for at least nine months to consolidate the facility with one in Texas. read more >
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Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

Arkansas’ congressional delegation opposes the Clean Line project, citing concerns about a lack of local control. At the same time, state officials have awarded $340,000 in taxpayer money to Sediver, one of the Clean Line suppliers, along with other incentives. read more >
General Cable factory in Malvern.
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Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

French Manufacturer to Open Plant in West Memphis, Employ 70

A French overhead line insulation technology company will open a manufacturing plant in West Memphis to serve the planned Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project, the companies said on Monday. read more >
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$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years. read more >
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Hot Springs Region Offers Abundant Options at Collegiate Level

The Hot Springs metro region is home to top-notch public schools that offers unique educational opportunities for students. read more >