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James Ibison with Ibison Masons prepares to cut a decorative stone for Gateway Park at the east entrance of downtown Fort Smith.
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Fort Smith Fights to Find Its ‘Best Version’Lock Icon

Fort Smith’s growth lags behind that of Little Rock and northwest Arkansas, but city leaders say there is cause for optimism. read more >
Ed Harmon, chairman of Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Steve, have purchased approximately 1 million SF of warehouse space in Fort Smith.
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Spartan Logistics Puts Its Money on Fort Smith

In the past 18 months, Spartan Logistics of Columbus, Ohio, says it has invested approximately $20 million to buy and renovate more than 1 million SF of Fort Smith warehouse space. read more >
Furniture Factoy Outlet will use for its headquarters about 180,000 SF of the Fort Smith distribution center formerly used by Whirlpool.
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Furniture Factory Outlet to Move Headquarters to Fort Smith

Furniture Factory Outlet said Tuesday that it will move its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Muldrow, Oklahoma, to Fort Smith. read more >
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Whirlpool Seeks Update to Arkansas Cleanup Plan

Officials in Fort Smith say Whirlpool Corp. wants to revise its contamination cleanup plan for its closed plant there. read more >

Judge Won’t OK Whirlpool Class-Action Lawsuit

A federal judge says he won't certify a complaint against Whirlpool Corp. as a class-action lawsuit because he is not sure whether residents of a polluted Arkansas neighborhood or the company is the driving force behind it. read more >

Whirlpool Releases Report on TCE at Arkansas Site

Whirlpool Corp. says in its new quarterly report that chemical injections this year at its closed Fort Smith facility decreased groundwater contamination levels. read more >

Whirlpool Says Arkansas Site is Safe

A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club does not pose a health risk. read more >
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Whirlpool OKs Proposed Settlement in Fort Smith Contamination Suit

Whirlpool Corp. has agreed to a proposed settlement with property owners in a class-action lawsuit that alleges groundwater contamination near the company's former plant in Fort Smith. read more >

Whirlpool Adds Fort Smith Contaminant Test Sites

Whirlpool Corp. is expanding the scope of its testing for toxic chemicals at the site of its former factory in Fort Smith. read more >