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Whirlpool plant building lands a buyer

Subscriber onlyAn investment group from Wisconsin has purchased the largest building in the long vacant Whirlpool plant complex in Fort Smith, with plans to renovate the space to eventually operate as a hub for other companies. Continue reading...

Tyson chief to talk strategy, logo changes

Subscriber onlyWhen Tom Hayes, Tyson Foods' new CEO, addresses consumer analysts in Florida today, he'll tell them the food giant is gearing up for strong growth and that it plans to continue expanding its many brands. Continue reading...

In Tyson shake-up, 3 execs leaving

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods is establishing a new leadership team to focus on consumers, customers, technology and sustainability, the company said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Trane to shut down Arkansas plant; 250 jobs go

Output shifts away from Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith Trane plant is closing, the company said Monday, leaving 250 employees out of work as it shifts production to four other U.S. plants. Continue reading...

Arkansas firm ensures love is in the air with Valentine's helicopter tours

Springdale firm has 3 packages of flights over NW Arkansas

Subscriber onlyArkansas Helicopters LLC is making sure this Valentine's Day that lovers spend time with their heads actually in the clouds. Continue reading...

1Q profit for Tyson rises 29%

CEO notes SEC probing pricing

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods reported Monday that its profits were up 29 percent in the first quarter, breaking company records and besting analysts' estimates, but its top executive confirmed the company's pricing practices were being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading...

Future gleams for carwash chain

LR company grows threefold in ’16 to 60 tunnel operations

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock-based Zips Car Wash nearly tripled in size in 2016, adding more than 40 ride-through carwashes in nine states, and the company's founder says he's just getting started. Continue reading...

Cherokee Nation opens 10th casino across state line

Subscriber onlyThe Cherokee Nation just opened its 10th casino in Grove, Okla., in the state's northeast corner near the Grand Lake area and close to the Arkansas state line. Continue reading...

Daisy parent plans Rogers HQ

Gamo Outdoors expects to add 25 jobs in NW Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe parent company of Daisy Outdoor Products said Wednesday that it's moving its U.S. headquarters to Rogers and expanding the facility there. Continue reading...

Fayetteville firm sees high-flying market for laser technology

Subscriber onlyTechnology developed by Fayetteville-based Space Photonics is ready for a marketplace that's increasingly interested in bringing the Internet to the world through the use of satellites, drones and high-altitude balloons. Continue reading...

$4.8M Allens settlement awaits judge

Subscriber onlyThe trustee in the Allens Inc. bankruptcy case is asking a judge to approve a nearly $4.8 million settlement with three of the defunct company's directors. Continue reading...

Onyx Coffee to get new roastery

Historic Rogers building giving business more tasting space

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The air is filled with warm, comforting smells as shiny spoons clink against the sides of white cups filled with dark, steaming java. Then there comes the slurping, really loud, intense slurping needed to properly taste the coffee, followed by comments about the beverage's quality and attributes. Continue reading...

3 theaters to tap into alcohol sales

Subscriber onlyEarly next year, at three Malco Theaters in Northwest Arkansas, patrons will be able to kickback in VIP seating, eat a meal from an expanded dining menu and wash it down with a cocktail, a glass of wine or cold beer. Continue reading...

Dealer in used cars tops forecasts

Quarter’s profit $5M at Car-Mart

Subscriber onlyPointing to strong sales growth and improved operations at its dealerships during its second quarter, America's Car-Mart reported higher profits and revenue late Thursday, beating analysts' estimates for both metrics. Continue reading...

Gondola lift in plans for Branson stretch fraught with traffic

It’s to cost at least $160M, firm says

Subscriber onlyTourists and locals in this city who want to avoid the city's traffic snarls might soon be traveling by gondola -- think enclosed ski lift, not a guy in a boat with a long pole. Continue reading...