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Gunmaker's sights on new niche

Firm designs pistol aimed at concealed-carry market

Subscriber onlyThe smell of metalworking oil is in the air, and the room buzzes and hums as machines turn billets of metal into custom parts for Wilson Combat's latest pistol. Continue reading...

Slim Chickens flying to Mideast

Company will earn above $100M by year’s end, CEO says

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-based Slim Chickens is continuing its growth strategy, opening its 51st operation in the United States and gearing up to start serving chicken at its first restaurant in the Saudi Arabia peninsula in May. Continue reading...

Allens trustee seizes $4.8M

Settlement gets OK from judge

Subscriber onlyA judge in the Allens Inc. bankruptcy case approved a $4.8 million settlement -- nearly all of an insurance policy covering three of the defunct company's former directors. Continue reading...

Herbicide bills filed in Legislature

Fines increased for drift damage; Senate targets dicamba

Subscriber onlyNew bills increasing the penalty for the egregious use of herbicides in Arkansas were filed in both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansan's business bites back

Mosquito-controller following nation’s franchise uptick

Subscriber onlyBrad Simon didn't dream that someday he'd be eliminating blood-sucking pests from people's yards, but he knew he wanted his own business, to be his own boss, and to build something for himself and his family. Continue reading...

Shares of Car-Mart plunge 15.6%; profit in 3Q misses mark

Subscriber onlyAmerica's Car-Mart saw its shares wilt Tuesday, closing down nearly 16 percent after the used-car dealer reported profits for its third quarter that missed analysts' estimates. Continue reading...

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...