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[1 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 4,407 views]
Saint-Gobain to invest $100 million in Bauxite

On Tuesday, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe held a meeting at the Bauxite Community Center that Saint-Gobain, a French Company, will invest in a $100 million facility in Bauxite that will create 140 jobs in Saline County.
Saint-Gobain already has a facility in Bauxite that supplies material for its ceramic manufacturing process. The products at issue are called proppants — small, spherical ceramic beads used in natural gas fracture mining. The main component in proppants is bauxite, which is available in abundance in Saline County.
Why is the announcement significant? Frankly, Saline County …

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[29 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 3,248 views]
Mattingly puts together economic advisory panel

David Mattingly took office as mayor of Benton on Jan. 1 and he’s been a busy man since them.
To his credit, Mattingly has been seeking a lot of input from citizens. A couple of weeks ago, the first meeting of an economic advisory panel (of sorts) took place and included business leaders from around the city. Oddly enough, yours truly — good ole Ethan C. Nobles — was among those invited to take part in a discussion of what needs to be done to bolster economic development in our fair …