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Austin Taylor, an installer with Delta Solar of Little Rock, performed maintenance tasks last week on an array that provides 10% of the power used by the city of England.
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2024 Solar Deadline Poses Challenges for DevelopersLock Icon

Recent legislation changing Arkansas’ solar power policy has solar developers scrambling. read more >

Patrick Schueck: Lexicon Inc.

Third generation takes the reins as head of the family business. read more >
State and local officials and U.S. Steel executives break ground on the company's new mill in Osceola, Arkansas.
Energy / Manufacturing

Arkansas Steel, Past and Future (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ steel industry is a stunning success story, but challenges remain for what has become a crucial industry in Mississippi County. read more >
Steel coils on display during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of U.S. Steel's new $3 billion mill in Osceola, Arkansas. 
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With Steel, State Lures Interlocking IndustriesLock Icon

Like all kinds of constructors, Arkansas economic developers have learned that steel offers a sturdy base to build on. 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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Lexicon Acquires Alabama Insulation Contractor

Universal Limited Inc. and its nearly 200 workers will continue their employment and remain in Alabama. read more >

Lexicon Looks at Possible AcquisitionsLock Icon

The company is preparing for inflationary pressure by broadening its footprint and services. read more >
Lawyer Stuart Jackson of Wright Lindsey Jennings in Little Rock has been advising businesses on the steps they should take to safely reopen so employees can return to work.
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Sticking Points: Employers Caught in Vaccine Catch-22Lock Icon

Arkansas employers find themselves caught between federal mandates and a new state law. read more >
Prospect Steel in Blytheville, a Lexicon company, has “the most automated fit and weld fabrication facility in the world,” CEO Patrick Schueck says. Its double robotic line, seen here, consists of four welding robots and one fitting robot.
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Mississippi County: Magnet for SteelLock Icon

A new economy built on steel lifts the northeast corner of Arkansas. read more >
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Famine, Then Feast (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I’m not sure I’ll live long enough to use up all the bottles of clear goo that have inexplicably multiplied at my house, on my desk, in my car and in my handbag. read more >
The Dollar General at 9500 Satterfield Drive in Little Rock
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Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.43M

The $825,000 sale of a Dollar General store led the most recent round of real estate transactions. read more >
Education / Health Care

Lexicon in Partnership to Make Face Shields for Arkansas Hospitals

Lexicon Fabricators and Constructors of Little Rock plans to deliver 4,000 face shields for health care workers to six central Arkansas hospitals next week. read more >
Tom Schueck
Government & Politics / Transportation

Tom Schueck, Lexicon Founder and Arkansas’ ‘Titan’ of Steel, Dies at 78

Thomas B. Schueck, who founded steel company Lexicon and grew it into one of the state's largest private companies, died Tuesday morning. He was 78. read more >
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Markham West Shopping Center Bought for $19MLock Icon

A retail project in west Little Rock kicks off our six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions this week. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber officials Kristi Barr and James Reddish lead central Arkansas’ Next Generation Learning program.
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Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career AcademiesLock Icon

Metro Little Rock schools have accelerated a plan to put all 13,000 public high school students in Pulaski County on career-themed paths. The effort also aims to recast public schools as magnets for central Arkansas economic development, not impediments. read more >
Patrick Schueck 
President of Lexicon Fabricators and Constructors of Little Rock
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Lexicon’s Patrick Schueck Braces for Labor Shortage, Embraces Tariffs

Patrick Schueck, president of Lexicon Fabricators & Constructors, sings praises to steel tariffs, and looks ahead to a big year in 2019. 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 >
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Workable Job Training (Editorial)

As a state's problems go, low unemployment is a good one to have, but it does spell difficulty for Arkansas employers, particularly those seeking highly skilled workers. read more >