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Fort Smith fracking supplier announces 120 layoffs

posted: 01/23/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Saint-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.

Air-gun maker at show in Vegas

posted: 01/22/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

When 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.

Casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

posted: 01/20/2015 1:27 a.m. Discuss

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.

Cherokee casino near Fort Smith has topping off ceremony

posted: 01/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

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.

Ozark Beer offers second canned brew

posted: 01/18/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- 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.

Suppliers ask quick action on sale edict

posted: 01/14/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

An 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.

Core Brewing expanding into Fort Smith

posted: 01/11/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

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

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers to merge 5 dailies into 1

posted: 01/06/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

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

Defunct Branson mall to become baseball attraction

posted: 12/28/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

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

Gun-maker gets shot to upgrade a classic

posted: 12/21/2014 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

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

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