John Magsam

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Siloam Springs plant to close, 238 jobs end

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas vegetable production plant employing more than 230 workers is closing after owner Del Monte Foods said it's selling its subsidiary Sager Creek Vegetable to McCall Farms Inc. Continue reading...

Pump untethers lab animals

$1.4M grant helping firm develop tiny drug-delivery device

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based SFC Fluidics Inc. received $1.4 million in research funding to develop a tiny, implantable, wireless pump to deliver drugs to small lab animals for use in medical testing. Continue reading...

Gunsmith to customize Glocks

Can rig out popular but plain handgun, Wilson Combat says

Subscriber onlyBERRYVILLE -- Wilson Combat -- known for its custom 1911 pistols made with metal frames, grips fashioned from exotic materials and hefty price tags -- is now offering custom gunsmithing work on Glock handguns. Continue reading...

Slim Chickens open till 1 a.m. at 8 drive-thrus

Subscriber only While drive-thrus aren't typically part of a fast-casual restaurant's bag of tricks, from its inception, Slim Chickens has banked on serving drive-up customers. Continue reading...

Car-Mart CEO will exit post, enter adviser role

To Henderson role Will shift to adviser Henderson to get Car-Mart vet role

Subscriber onlyHank Henderson, CEO of America's Car-Mart, said he will step down as the company's top officer at the end of the year -- and the company reported first-quarter results that barely missed analysts' estimates for profit and revenue. Continue reading...

Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

Subscriber only Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired -- really tired. Continue reading...

Dogs at offices in Arkansas? It's heads or tails

Some people love them, some hate them, some just sneeze

Subscriber onlyMr. Frunkles, a young Welsh corgi, waits by the front door to greet all visitors, regardless of species. Maddie Cate, a shy schnauzer, sits in a sheltered spot, keeping a close eye on her human who works at the reception desk. Alli, a black Labrador retriever, barges through a door left slightly ajar, making sure a meeting in progress doesn't need her input. Continue reading...

Rogers family's business brewing

Expansion a goal at 7 Brew Coffee

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- When customers roll up to 7 Brew Coffee they're to be greeted with a smile, polite banter and quick, courteous service. Continue reading...

City in Arkansas building 'instant downtown'

80-acre tract in Johnson is mixed-use development

Subscriber onlyJOHNSON -- Many of the larger cities along Interstate 49 in Northwest Arkansas are seeing renewed interest in development, both residential and commercial, centered on their growing and evolving downtown districts. Continue reading...

Fayetteville startup's chief says operation small, but thinking big

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Casey Kinsey, president of Lofty Labs, never considered he'd be building a software development and data analytics company when he struck out on his own and began working as a freelance software consultant in 2014. Continue reading...

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