Wed May 9, 2012

American Petroleum Institute adviser: Haynesville Shale gas well-positioned for export

In an interview with Red River Radio, the American Petroleum Institute's Rayola Dougher voiced support for Cheniere Energy's proposed liquefied natural gas plant in South Louisiana. She said the Haynesville Shale gas field is perfectly positioned to the LNG export market.


Thu May 3, 2012

El Dorado looks to buy plant simulator to train local workforce

The El Dorado City Council will consider next week whether to purchase a machine that would simulate processes at chemical plants and refineries. The $300,000 pilot plant would be housed at South Arkansas Community College.


Wed May 2, 2012

LeTourneau University researcher aims to improve bridge construction

LeTourneau University's welding and materials joining department will carry out a two-year study to develop novel ways of joining steel on bridges, with $250,000 from the Federal Highway Administration.


Thu April 19, 2012

El Dorado seeks entrepreneurs for 60-second pitch event

Budding entrepreneurs from South Arkansas will compete in an elevator-pitch style competition tonight at the Rialto Theater in El Dorado. People with a business idea will have the state for one minute to give a thumbnail sketch of what they hope to do, with would-be investors in the audience.


Tue April 3, 2012

Nacogdoches poultry transport maker receives agribusiness award

In the 1950s, the Bright Coop "chicken hauler" was made out of hardwood timber from east Texas.
Bright Coop, Inc.

Bright Coop Co., based in Nacogdoches, is undergoing a $2 million expansion in its Viking Trailers division. Vice president Clem Russell says the company is in need of welders and metal fabricators.