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Allens' trustee: Put deal to court

At issue, $11.8M paid to creditors

Subscriber onlyThe Chapter 7 trustee for bankrupt vegetable company Allens Inc. wants a judge to force Sager Creek Vegetable Co., Allens' initial buyer, to submit for court approval a nearly $12 million settlement deal it made with three of Allens' creditors. Continue reading...

Zero Mountain plans Fort Smith expansion

Subscriber onlyFort Smith-based Zero Mountain Inc. has acquired property for $4 million and will expand its facility, increasing the company's cold storage capacity to more than half a million square feet. Continue reading...

Georgia lot is Car-Mart’s 142nd overall

Subscriber onlyBentonville-based buy-here, pay-here, used-car dealer America's Car-Mart has opened dealership number 142 in Albany, Ga. Continue reading...

Ozark Beer Co. pours on growth

Equipment boosts NW Arkansas firm’s production 50%

Subscriber onlyOzark Beer Co. is expanding, adding new equipment that will allow it to brew 50 percent more beer. Ozark Beer isn't alone. Several breweries in Northwest Arkansas are making various moves to meet what they say is steadily growing demand. Continue reading...

APEI acquired by Cree of N.C.

Fayetteville firm builds tech parts

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based Arkansas Power Electronics International has been acquired by Cree Inc., a North Carolina company that markets and produces light-emitting diode technology and semiconductor products. Continue reading...

Furniture retailer set to move to Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- Furniture Factory Outlet Home is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Oklahoma to Fort Smith. Continue reading...

UA grad finalist in global women's business contest

Subscriber onlyEllen Brune is headed to Paris. The 28-year-old founder and chief executive officer of Boston Mountain Biotech is one of 18 finalists selected from around the globe to compete for the Cartier Women's Initiative Award. Continue reading...

24 health care jobs eliminated in state

Subscriber onlyMissouri-based Mercy Health said Thursday it has laid off 24 Arkansas workers as part of a systemwide move that leaves a total of 347 without jobs. Continue reading...

State, tribe score job-training grants

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and the Cherokee Nation in neighboring Oklahoma are receiving more than $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor for their individual job-training programs. Continue reading...

Hospital network to layoff up to 350

Subscriber onlyMissouri-based Mercy Health plans on laying off 300 to 350 workers next week, the hospital system said Thursday. Continue reading...

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