Tyson plant earns safety award
Tyson's Fayetteville plant, 2615 S. School Ave., received a 1 Million Man Hour award.
The plant's 784 employees accumulated 1 million work hours without a lost day because of a work-related injury or illness between June 25 and Feb. 23, 2019.
The Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Insurance Department and the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission presented the award.
Tradesmen office opens
Tradesmen International LLC, a construction staffing and labor-cost containment firm, opened a recruitment and operations office in Springdale. This new location allows Tradesmen to service area construction and industrial businesses with job-ready craftsmen and to provide trade professionals with career opportunities and job stability.
Tradesmen International, an Ohio-based company, has provided contract skilled labor to construction and industrial partners for more than 25 years.
Baptist Health adds 'music pharmacy'
Baptist Health Senior Care Behavioral Health-Fort Smith recently added a "music pharmacy" to its group therapy sessions -- thanks to Musicians On Call, a national nonprofit that gives patients access to the healing power of music.
Mandy Kuykendall, CTRS, applied for the free program and received three Amazon Fire tablets with access to Pandora radio and three pairs of Bose headphones to use during activities with the patients in the senior care unit. Kuykendall, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, organizes daily therapeutic group activities such as stretching, singing, games and crafts to provide cognitive and sensory stimulation.
DQ to open in Siloam Springs
Sims Development Group LLC bought 0.62 acres on U.S. 412 in Siloam Springs on April 5 for $475,000. Alan W. Cole of Colliers International/Arkansas represented the buyer. The seller, SC Petroleum LLC, was represented by Patrick Kuhlman of Re/Max.
The property will be developed into a DQ Grill & Chill quick-serve restaurant franchised by American Dairy Queen Corp., a Berkshire Hathaway company headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. The new location is one of seven DQ Grill & Chills planned for Northwest Arkansas, including two in Fort Smith and one each in Rogers, Springdale, Tontitown and Van Buren.
The company plans to open the Siloam Springs location later this year.
White Oak Station to host restaurant
Penguin Point Restaurants is opening a restaurant in the White Oak Station at 1940 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville.
The company, established in northern Indiana in 1950, is owned by Dallas-based U.S. Assets Inc. U.S. Assets owns and operates White Oak Stations and truck plaza is several states, including Arkansas.
David K. Meier, CEO of the Penguin Point Restaurant Group LLC, said the company's top-selling sandwich is a breaded tenderloin topped with Wally Sauce, shredded cabbage and American cheese.
The restaurant will have a drive-thorough window and will open Wednesday. They will also use a deli case White Oak offers in many locations.
C&H Cattle joins Angus group
C&H Cattle in Summers joined the American Angus Association -- a national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph, Mo.
The American Angus Association has more than 25,000 active adult and junior members. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 18 million registered Angus.
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