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Orcutt Named Partner at Shults Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

She previously served as senior counsel in Husch Blackwell LLP’s national education law practice. read more >
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2 Promoted at Hytrol Conveyor Co. (Movers & Shakers)

Chris Brudos has been promoted to vice president of supply chain. Will Mangrum has been promoted to vice president of operations-Fort Smith. read more >
Proximity to I-49 makes Fort Smith a hub for manufacturing.
Manufacturing

Big-Name Companies Make City Manufacturing Mainstay

See the companies the made Fort Smith a manufacturing hub. read more >
Chris Brudos (left), Will Mangrum
Energy / Legal / Manufacturing

Hytrol Adds 2 in Jonesboro, Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

The new hires are Chris Brudos and Will Mangrum. read more >
David Peacock, CEO of Hytrol Conveyor Co. in Jonesboro
Construction / Manufacturing

Hytrol Plans New Warehouse at Jonesboro E-Commerce Park

The company will be consolidating three existing warehouses into the new facility, which will provide space for Hytrol's panel shop and non-manufacturing work. read more >
Ryan Younger of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull in Little Rock.
Legal / Manufacturing

Younger Promoted at Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull (Movers & Shakers)

Ryan Younger has been named a managing member at Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull in Little Rock. read more >
The stage was set for some emerging themes at the March 9 Arkansas Business of the Year awards.
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Highlight Reel (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A few themes emerged at the 34th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Steve Dunlevy of Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. in Jonesboro
Business Services / Energy / Manufacturing

Dunlevy Selected as VP at Hytrol (Movers & Shakers)

Steve Dunlevy has been hired as vice president of manufacturing operations by Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. in Jonesboro. read more >

Mars Petcare Mounts $145M Expansion, to Add 120 Jobs

Mars Petcare of Franklin, Tennessee, says it will expand its operation in Fort Smith, investing $145 million and adding 120 jobs. read more >
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.
Construction / Real Estate

Hytrol Comes to Fort Smith, Plans New Factory and 250 Workers

Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. of Jonesboro says it will establish a new factory in an existing 300,000-SF facility on Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith. read more >
Panelists taking part in the Arkansas Business Women’s Leadership Summit broadcast from the offices of Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate & Development in Jonesboro.
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Women Leaders Confront ‘Imposter Syndrome,’ Other Challenges at Jonesboro Summit

Women must support other women in their professional march forward, four panelists agreed during the Jonesboro Women’s Leadership Symposium, an online event hosted by Arkansas Business. read more >
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A-State, Companies Offer Employees Help With Furthering Their Education

Four companies have partnered with Arkansas State University to help their employees who want to earn credit hours toward a degree. read more >
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.
Construction / Manufacturing

Hytrol Cranks Out New Lab At Arkansas State

Arkansas State University and Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. have unveiled an on-campus, materials handling lab complete with the type of working conveyor that Hytrol makes. read more >
Carolina Cruz-Neira is taking the virtual reality programs from UALR’s Emerging Analytics Center on the road to conferences across the country and in Europe.
Education / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing

VR Expert Carolina Cruz-Neira Showcases New Product

Carolina Cruz-Neira with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was in Chicago a week ago and in Atlanta last month to showcase her team’s CAVE-in-a-Box. 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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To Gain Edge, Manufacturers Enlist RobotsLock Icon

In Arkansas, where the May unemployment rate was a record-setting low of 3.4 percent, manufacturers aren’t concerned about robots taking jobs. They’re concerned about competing in a global marketplace. read more >
Gay W. Roach, founder of what became Roach Conveyors, and Tom Loberg, founder of Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.
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Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast ArkansasLock Icon

Two of northeast Arkansas’ conveyor manufacturers have deep roots in the region’s farming tradition, going back a half-century and more. read more >
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.
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Jonesboro Area? It Conveys EverythingLock Icon

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States. read more >