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Mark Pruett is the terminal manager at Helm Fertilizer Terminal Inc. near Helena-West Helena.
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$6.9M Grant to Fund More Growth at Helena Harbor

The money is a portion of $703 million in Department of Transportation grants announced Friday. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
Construction / Transportation

Helena Harbor Awarded $2.9M for Barge Terminal Project

The federal grant is the largest single infrastructure and equipment investment in the harbor's history. read more >
The last phase of a $12 million upgrade/expansion of the Helm Fertilizer facility is in motion at the Helena Harbor.
Construction / Transportation

Work Begins on Helm Fertilizer Expansion at Helena Harbor

Combined with work to optimize Helm's existing facility, the expansion will more than double the east Arkansas terminal's pre-2018 capacity to offload, blend and store fertilizer. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

State Awards Grants for Mississippi River Port Improvements

The Crittenden County Port Authority was awarded $1 million to remove metal dolphins and replace a mooring pylon north of the dock to improve dangerous water flow conditions. read more >
Mark Pruett is the terminal manager at Helm Fertilizer Terminal Inc. near Helena-West Helena.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

Helena Harbor Items Checked OffLock Icon

For more than three years, members of the Image Environmental Inc. team have become familiar faces at the Helena Harbor, working on the Helm Fertilizer Terminal upgrade-expansion project. read more >
The last phase of a $12 million upgrade/expansion of the Helm Fertilizer facility is in motion at the Helena Harbor.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Manufacturing / Transportation

Helm Fertilizer Doubles Down On Its Helena Harbor Facility

Helm's $12 million investment will upgrade and expand river terminal capabilities. read more >
Jonathon J. Sawrie of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
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Carter to Head Helena Harbor Board (Movers & Shakers)

Leroy Carter has been elected chairman of the board of the Helena Harbor, a slackwater harbor and 4,000-acre industrial park on the Mississippi River. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Transportation

Panel: Planning Key to Meeting Arkansas’ Infrastructure Needs

Many of Arkansas’ current infrastructure projects require long-term plans that can be modified as needed, four industry professionals said during the “RechARge Arkansas: Regional Infrastructure Update” webinar. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Helena Harbor Gets Marine Highway Designation

Helena Harbor and Phillips County Economic Development officials say the harbor has been named a "designated project" on the U.S. Marine Highway System by the U.S. Department of Transportation. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
Government & Politics / Transportation

Helena Harbor Receives $528K for Road, Rail Projects

Helena Harbor has been awarded a $528,922 Delta Regional Authority grant to resurface a major road and to continue improving the eight miles of rail it owns. read more >
Since Enviro Tech Chemical Services opened its Phillips County plant in 2015, employment has grown to 120.
Health Care / Manufacturing

Pandemic-Infused Demand Puts Enviro Tech In 24-7 ModeLock Icon

Making hand sanitizer is nothing new for Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc. of Modesto, California. But three months ago, the product was swept up in an unexpected surge in popularity thanks to COVID-19. read more >
The Helena Bridge spans the Mississippi River, carrying travelers on U.S. 49 into Arkansas.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Phillips County Looks to Sun for FutureLock Icon

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >
Turrell Williams draws a sample of biodiesel for quality control testing at the Solfuels plant in Phillips County.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Energy / Transportation

Green Markets Draw Enviro Tech, Solfuels to Delta

Two relative newcomers to the Arkansas roster of chemical companies continue to grow their Phillips County operations since setting up shop. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Rail Infrastructure a Key Connector for Helena Harbor (John Edwards Commentary)

Freight railroads, often-overlooked workhorses for American industry, are self-sustaining examples of how private sector investments pay public dividends. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Helena Harbor Receives $180K Grant

The Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority (Helena Harbor) announced Friday that it has been awarded a $180,000 Arkansas Waterways Commission grant to improve water supply lines at the site in anticipation of a new water tower. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
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Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >
The bridge crane at Helena Harbor is used for loading and unloading barges, said spokesman John Edwards. 
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Quest for Helena Port Tenants Took 20 Years

In 1993, Helena’s slackwater harbor was completed and county officials promised it would attract manufacturing jobs to the crumbling, poverty-ridden Mississippi Delta region. But it’s taken 20 years for that promise to ring true: Last year, the harbor welcomed its first-ever industrial client. read more >