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Mel Redman of Redman & Associates in Rogers has a deal to make toys for Walmart stores. | (Photo by Beth Hall)
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Chinese Manufacturer Countersues Rogers Executives

Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co. LTD has filed a countersuit alleging Redman & Associates CEO Mel Redman and President Rodney Redman committed fraud and defamation. read more >
Mel Redman of Redman & Associates in Rogers has a deal to make toys for Walmart stores. | (Photo by Beth Hall)
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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates’ Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company. read more >
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Redman & Associates Adds Details to Claims Against Chinese Toy Maker

A Rogers vendor has alleged that a Chinese toy manufacturer cost it a $70 million contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville. read more >
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Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >
Mel Redman of Redman & Associates in Rogers has a deal to make toys for Walmart stores. | (Photo by Beth Hall)
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Toymaker Redman’s Rough History Doesn’t Deter State Investment

The state’s top economic development official said he has no undue concerns about a $2 million taxpayer investment in Redman & Associates, despite the CEO’s bankruptcy a decade ago and subsequent litigation, including a lawsuit related to the product the company is manufacturing in Rogers. read more >
Rodney Redman, president and chief operating officer, stands with Mel Redman, chairman and chief executive officer, in Redman & Associates’ home office.  The CEO has  weathered a lawsuit and bankruptcy. | (Photo by Beth Hall)
Manufacturing / Retail

Redman: ‘Unfair’ Price Increase Sparked Move Back to U.S. from China

Mel Redman said he and his son began planning to move the manufacturing of a 6-volt battery-operated toy car from China to northwest Arkansas after Redman & Associates was hit with unexpected price increases a couple of years ago. read more >
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Update: 14 Laid Off By Toy Car Maker in Blow to Wal-Mart’s ‘Made in USA’ Initiative

Redman & Associates filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing a Chinese company of engaging in an "underhanded strategy" in an attempt to derail Wal-Mart's attempts to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. read more >
Burt Hanna, CEO of Hanna’s Candle, said Wal-Mart’s orders increased from $4 million in 2012 to $30 million in 2013. By 2017, Wal-Mart is expected to buy $45 million worth of merchandise from his company that manufactures scented candles in Fayetteville. (Photo by Brooke McNeely Galligan)
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Wal-Mart’s Manufacturing Pledge Met With Hope, Skepticism

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s announcement in January 2013 that it would help resuscitate the U.S. manufacturing industry by buying an additional $50 billion worth of American-made items during the next decade has been met with skepticism and cheers. read more >