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River, Rail & Road: Port Upgrades Bound for Little Rock Top $27M

Two projects to improve the transportation capabilities at the 2,600-acre industrial park are expected to go to bid in the coming weeks, and  a third is set for next year. read more >
Rajesh Chokhani
Chief Operating Officer for Welspun Tubular
Education / Energy / Manufacturing

For Welspun’s Rajesh Chokhani, Pipe Dreams Continue Without Keystone

Rajesh Chokhani, COO of Welspun Tubular, says the cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline has presented challenges to his company. read more >
Welspun COO Rajesh Chokhani (center) talks about how the end of the Keystone XL pipeline could affect his Little Rock factory as U.S. Rep. French Hill (left) and Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority, listen.

‘Difficult’ to Sustain Jobs Without Keystone, Welspun Exec Says

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, joined state economic development leaders and executives of Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock on Friday, aiming to raise pressure on the Biden administration for revoking the federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. read more >
Construction / Energy / Real Estate

Arkansas and Energy: A Business Convergence

The stars, and particularly that fiery ball just 92 million miles from us, have aligned for Arkansas Business’ debut column on energy, a new monthly feature. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Keystone Cancellation Casts A Shadow at the Little Rock Port

President Joe Biden revoked the federal permit for the on-again, off-again Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, a move that will have ripple effects on Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock and the Little Rock Port. read more >
Welspun Pipes in Little Rock.
Energy / Government & Politics

Order for Keystone Pipeline to Benefit Welspun Work in Little Rock

Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock gets an order from TC Energy that’s expected to keep 500 people working through at least 2021. read more >
Jay Heflin, Rajesh Chokhani
Business Services / Education / Manufacturing

For Chokhani, Heflin, Relationships Key to Business, Community

Little Rock business leaders Rajesh Chokhani of Welspun Tubular and Jay Heflin of Legacy Termite & Pest Control talk about the importance of relationships to the economy and community. read more >
Arkansas Power & Light, Entergy’s original forerunner, once made home economics a part of its economic development work. This exhibit was set up in a gymnasium in the 1950s.
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Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic DevelopmentLock Icon

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company’s DNA since its birth more than a century ago. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
Business Services / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Small Business

Cost of Workers’ Comp in Arkansas Reduced

The cost of workers' compensation insurance for Arkansas companies has been reduced by 15.4 percent, effective immediately, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. read more >
Bryan Day, who became executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority in June 2014, says that adding 1,500-2,000 acres to the port “would set us up for 10 or 15 years.”
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Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011. read more >
Welspun Pipes in Little Rock.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Welspun in Little Rock Gets $47M Diamond Pipeline Order

Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock has landed an order for more than $47 million in coated 20-inch pipe for the Diamond Pipeline, a 440-mile project to move crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis. read more >
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is in Arkansas to campaign for Republican candidates including French Hill and Bruce Westerman.
Government & Politics

Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney Campaign in Arkansas

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward as he kicks off a series of campaign visits for congressional hopefuls in Arkansas. read more >

OSHA Finds Amputation Hazards at Welspun, Proposes $77,000 Fine

Welspun Tubular LLC in Little Rock has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for exposing workers to possible amputation hazards, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines totaling $77,000. read more >
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Development of Shale Play Slows, but Other Pipeline Work Continues

Even as the mad rush to develop the Fayetteville Shale slows, the pipeline construction business in Arkansas remains viable. read more >
Accepting 2013 Arkansas global trade awards are (from left) Mark Killebrew, vice president of international sales for Tyson Foods; Rachael Cox, vice president of sales for Conway Machine; Bonnie Swayze, president, Alliance Rubber, and David Delie, president, Welspun Tubular.
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Welspun, Alliance Rubber, Conway Machine and Tyson Winners at Global Trade Awards

Welspun Tubular of Little Rock, Alliance Rubber of Hot Springs, Tyson Foods of Springdale and Conway Machine were the four Arkansas companies recognized Wednesday at the 2013 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade. read more >

Foreign Companies Feel At Home in Arkansas

Southern Business & Development, has rated the Little Rock region among the “Top 10 Smaller Markets in the South for Foreign Investment,” with three (now four) major foreign advanced manufacturer locations since 2007. Additionally, the region’s largest manufacturer employer (Dassault Falcon Jet) is headquartered in France. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Video: At Welspun, Griffin, Crawford & Cotton Urge Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

In this video, Republican U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Rep. Rick Crawford are joined by Tom Cotton, the GOP nominee for the 4th District U.S. House seat, to urge President Obama to approve the Keystone pipeline. read more >