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John Magsam

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Fort Smith fracking supplier announces 120 layoffs

Subscriber onlySaint-Gobain NorPro, a company that makes materials used in oil and natural gas exploration, said it will lay off 120 workers and temporarily suspend manufacturing at its Fort Smith plant until market conditions improve. Continue reading...

Air-gun maker at show in Vegas

Fort Smith firm, industry mingle

Subscriber onlyWhen it came time to decide when and where air-gun maker Umarex USA would release a collector's edition of one of its pistols, the choice was clear -- it had to happen during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading...

Casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

Subscriber onlyROLAND, Okla. -- A huge white girder covered with the signatures of tribal officials and employees and affixed with both the U.S. and Cherokee Nation flags was hoisted atop the tribe's casino hotel project Monday. Continue reading...

Cherokee casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

ROLAND, Okla. -- A huge white girder covered with the signatures of tribal officials and employees and affixed with both the U.S. and Cherokee Nation flags was hoisted atop the tribe's casino hotel project Monday. Continue reading...

Ozark Beer offers second canned brew

Company’s plans to can ahead of craft beer curve

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Ozark Beer Co. is now canning its Belgian golden ale, the second canned offering from the brewery that opened its doors a little more than a year ago. Continue reading...

Suppliers ask quick action on sale edict

Filing: Ex-Allens likely to sell assets

Subscriber onlyAn attorney representing several unpaid vegetable suppliers of defunct Allens Inc. asked a bankruptcy judge in a filing Tuesday to consider quickly an earlier request to alter the sale order, saying he believes the company's new owner is looking to sell. Continue reading...

Core Brewing expanding into Fort Smith

Beer-maker sets pub for St. Patrick’s Day opening

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Jesse Core says his brewing company is continuing its expansion plans and will open a pub in Fort Smith on St. Patrick's Day. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers to merge 5 dailies into 1

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC is fusing its five daily papers, creating the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a single regional newspaper, the company said Monday. Continue reading...

Defunct Branson mall to become baseball attraction

Subscriber onlyA Chicago-based company is turning an abandoned outlet mall in Branson into a baseball tournament facility targeting youth leagues. Continue reading...

Gun-maker gets shot to upgrade a classic

Wilson adds custom parts to Beretta 92

BERRYVILLE -- Custom gun-maker Wilson Combat is teaming up with Beretta USA to produce an upgraded version of an iconic military handgun. Continue reading...

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