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A rendering of Haag Brown Development's planned Steel Creek Development in Trumann, which would include a new warehouse and distribution center for Roach Conveyors.
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Haag Brown, Roach Conveyors Plan Development in Trumann

The project is described as a "lifestyle-focused, master-planned, mixed-use development" on more than 100 acres. read more >
Roach Conveyors has taken over this facility located on S. New York Ave. in Caraway.
Manufacturing

Roach Manufacturing to Expand Caraway Plant, Add 30 Jobs

Roach Manufacturing Corp., which makes conveyors and conveying equipment and is also known as Roach Conveyors, announced Monday that it will expand its facility in Caraway (Craighead County) and create 30 new jobs over the next two years. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.

Edward Cooper Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

The former Jonesboro accountant who has a $9 million civil judgment against him for embezzling money and pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud is sentenced to 60 months in federal prison read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
Business Services / Legal / Manufacturing

Edward Cooper Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

The former Jonesboro accountant who has a $9 million civil judgment against him for embezzling money waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud. read more >
Osborn & Osborn’s office on West Monroe Avenue in Jonesboro, where Edward M. Cooper Jr. worked for nearly 40 years.
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Hearing Set for Accountant in Roach Embezzlement CaseLock Icon

The former Jonesboro accountant who has a $9 million civil judgment against him for embezzling money seems to be getting ready to plead guilty to a crime. read more >
Osborn & Osborn’s office on West Monroe Avenue in Jonesboro, where Edward M. Cooper Jr. worked for nearly 40 years.
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Cooper Makes First Payment to Roach ManufacturingLock Icon

A former Jonesboro accountant recently made a dent in a $9 million civil judgment owed to a former client from which he embezzled for more than 20 years. read more >
Roach Conveyors has taken over this facility located on S. New York Ave. in Caraway.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Roach Conveyors Adds Caraway Plant As City Seeks Growth

The new Roach Conveyors plant in Caraway is just one of a few projects to grace the small northeast Arkansas community recently. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
Business Services / Legal

Edward Cooper Hit With $9M Judgment in Embezzlement Lawsuit

A Craighead County Circuit judge orders a Jonesboro accountant, Edward M. Cooper Jr., to pay his former client $9 million for embezzling money since the mid 1990s. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
Business Services / Legal / Manufacturing

Roach Manufacturing Asks for $9M Judgment in Cooper LawsuitLock Icon

Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann recently asked a Craighead County Circuit Court judge to go ahead and place a $9 million judgment against the Jonesboro accountant who allegedly embezzled the money. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Manufacturing

Feds Call ‘Dibs’ on Accountant in Roach Embezzlement LawsuitLock Icon

It looks like the federal government is taking an interest in the former Jonesboro accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr., who allegedly embezzled $8.9 million from his former client — double what was initially revealed. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
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Accountant Stole Trust Plus $4M, Lawsuit SaysLock Icon

Accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr. occasionally asked for a few extra blank checks in case he made a mistake preparing payments for Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann. read more >
The headquarters of Roach Manufacturing's conveyor facility in Trumann.
Business Services / Manufacturing

Cooper Takes the Fifth in Roach Manufacturing CaseLock Icon

Edward M. Cooper Jr., who is accused of embezzling more than $4.5 million from a client, has taken the Fifth in a civil court case filed by his former customer. read more >
Business Services / Legal / Manufacturing

Roach Manufacturing Accuses Accountant of Embezzling $4.5M

A family-owned manufacturing company in Poinsett County accused its longtime accountant of embezzling more than $4.5 million over a decade. 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 >