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Last updated on Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8:39 am

Simmons Still No. 1, Contractors Strong

In this issue, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal ranked 20 private companies by their 2015 revenue, and combined they brought in nearly $5.3 billion, a 2 percent increase from 2014. To see the list, click here. Poultry producer Simmons Foods Inc., based in Siloam Springs, again topped the list, with revenue of $1.4 billion in 2015, a less than 1 percent increase from 2014. Contractors Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc., at No. 14, and Baldwin & Shell Construction Co., at No. 18, increased their revenue 31 and 58 percent, respectively. Springdale-based Kimbel Mechanical Systems’ revenue rose to $66.1 million, from $50.5 million. Baldwin & Shell Construction of Rogers increased revenue to $22.9 million, from $14.5 million. At No. 6, health care provider Washington Regional Medical... [ MORE ]

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The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees recently approved a $160 million expansion plan for Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Do you agree with the decision?

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