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Fort Smith Leaders Reject Plan to Fine Whirlpool Over Contamination

Leaders in Fort Smith have rejected a plan to use the city's nuisance laws to fine Whirlpool Corp. for contamination at a former plant site. read more >
Sanders: “The local stores are what really continue to support the economy.” (Photo by Beth Hall)
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In Fort Smith, Leaders Building A ‘Post-Industrial’ World

Fort Smith took a hard hit in the recession and lost a bounty of jobs when Whirlpool ceased operations in the city in 2012. There have been a number of job announcements for Fort Smith throughout the past year, but those announcements haven’t helped tax revenue. read more >

KFSM: Residents Worry of Contamination at Whirlpool Site

An estimated 70 Fort Smith residents turned out to voice anger and concerns over contamination at a former Whirlpool plant in the city. Includes KFSM-TV, Channel 5, video. read more >
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Fort Smith Directors to Meet on Whirlpool Site

Fort Smith city directors are to hold a pair of meetings to discuss groundwater contamination at the site of a former Whirlpool Corp. factory. read more >
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12 Plaintiffs Added in Fort Smith Whirlpool Suits

Hundreds of people gathered to march around the Arkansas Capitol and assess how much of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "dream" has been realized and how much remains unfulfilled. read more >

Whirlpool Adding 150 Jobs to Tulsa Appliance Plant

Whirlpool Corp. says it will add 150 jobs to its factory in Tulsa and spend $19 million to expand the facility. read more >
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ADEQ Reviews Plan for Closed Whirlpool Site

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith. read more >
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Whirlpool Asks for Dismissal of Fort Smith Lawsuit

Whirlpool Corp. has filed a motion asking that a class-action lawsuit against the company in Fort Smith be dismissed. read more >

Report: Underground Pollution Not Spreading at Whirlpool

A consultant's report says a plume of underground pollution at the former Whirlpool Corp. factory in Fort Smith isn't spreading. read more >
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Whirlpool: Don’t Drill Near Our Abandoned Plant in Fort Smith

Whirlpool might be gone from Fort Smith, but it's left more than memories and an empty manufacturing plant behind. read more >
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The Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2012: Making History

The Razorbacks' awful year. Wal-Mart under scrutiny. The GOP takes control. Dillard's, Murphy and growing banks. Arkansas Business takes its annual look at the most important business stories in Arkansas that took place during 2012. read more >

In Fort Smith, Whirlpool Ad About Jobs ‘Here at Home’ Stings

Whirlpool Corp., which closed its factory in Fort Smith earlier this year leaving 800 jobless, is touting itself a domestic manufacturer in an ad in the Tulsa World newspaper, much to the chagrin of Arkansans. read more >
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Reports: Sale of Fort Smith Whirlpool Plant Dead

A deal in the works for Canada-based Infinity Asset Solutions Inc. to buy the sprawling former Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith is dead, according to multiple reports. read more >