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James Meyer

Clockwise from top left: Rows of raw materials await processing and blending at LifePlus in Batesville. Valerie Fortenberry works on labeling equipment at LifePlus, whose multiple foreign markets require just-in-time labeling capacity. Shelby Anderson weighs a combination of vitamin B2 and riboflavin. On-site laboratories perform precise chemical tests, such as determining the amount of iodine in a solution. And the device on Denise Butler’s right arm helps streamline picking and packing a customer’s order for shipment.
Construction / Health Care / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food

LifePlus: A $200M Batesville Company Is Growing AgainLock Icon

After 30 years, Batesville manufacturer LifePlus finally plans to focus on the U.S. market. read more >
An aerial photo illustration showing changes to Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock. The area in green will become a park.
Construction / Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

Big Ideas for Downtown (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ most expensive highway construction project presents a valuable opportunity to showcase the capital city in an exciting way. But it will be up to local business and political leaders to seize the moment. read more >
James Bakanovic, James Meyer and Brandon Ruhl of Taggart Architects in North Little Rock.
Business Services / Construction / Legal

Bakanovic Named Principal at Taggart (Movers & Shakers)

Taggart Architects of North Little Rock has announced the following promotions: James Bakanovic, principal; James Meyer, partner; and Brandon Ruhl, partner. Bakanovic and Ruhl previously served as project architects, and Meyer previously served as project designer. read more >
The buying and selling of oil & gas leases in Oklahoma’s STACK play (outlined in red) is the centerpiece of an ongoing fraud and breach of fiduciary duties litigation in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Arkansas players dominate the roll call of investors and other participants.
Education / Energy / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Oklahoma STACK Play Produces Lawsuits

After negotiating a $7 million judgment last year against a former partner and manager, an Arkansas-heavy investment group hasn’t given up trying to recover damages from others they say helped him in his scheme. read more >
The First Orion Building, framed by a piece of Argenta Plaza, is a $15 million, 72,000-SF project including offices, a commercial gym and a Tusk & Trotter restaurant.
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Move-in Ready at Argenta PlazaLock Icon

Two centerpieces of a $65 million construction boom surrounding the new Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock — the First Orion Building and 600 Main — opened for move-ins recently, just in time for workers to start moving out because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
James Meyer, Assoc. AIA

AIA Emerging Professional Award: James Meyer of WER Architects

James Meyer, Assoc. AIA, is a project designer at WER Architects in Little Rock. He is also a founding member of studioMAIN, a board member of the Architecture + Design Network, the Associate Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the rising Regional Associate Director for the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects. read more >