Largest Manufacturers in Arkansas


Largest Manufacturers in Arkansas-2009
Largest Manufacturers ranked by number of employees in Arkansas according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.*

  1.  Tyson Foods Inc.-Springdale and several other locations
  2.  Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.- Batesville, Clinton, El Dorado, De Queen and Nashville
  3.  Simmons Foods Inc.- Siloam Springs and Van Buren
  4.  Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Koch Industries) - Crossett, Fort Smith and Gurdon
  5.  Baldor Electric Co., Ft. Smith
  6.  Dassault Aviation (Falcon Jet), Little Rock
  7.  O.K. Industries Inc., Ft. Smith
  8.  Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc.- De Queen and Nashville, AR
  9.  Whirlpool Corp., Ft. Smith
10.  George’s Inc., Springdale
11.  Twin Rivers Group Inc., Atkins, Fayetteville and Fort Smith
12.  Emerson Electric Company- Batesville (White-Rodgers), Mena, and Paragould
13.  ConAgra Foods Inc.- Atkins, Bentonville and Russellville
14.  Nucor/Nucor-Yamato Corp., Armorel and Blytheville
15.  Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., El Dorado and Texarkana
16.  McKee Foods Corp., Gentry
17.  Superior Industries International, Inc- Fayetteville and Rogers
18.  Riceland Foods Inc., Jonesboro, Stuttgart and Waldenburg
19.  Cargill Inc.- Russellville and Springdale
20.  Paloma Industries (Rheem Manufacturing Company, Inc) Ft. Smith
21.  American Greetings Corp., Osceola
22.  Townsends of Arkansas- Batesville and Newark
23.  Smithfield Foods- Huntsville, Jonesboro and Ozark
24.  Alcoa Inc.- Arkadelphia, Jones Mill, Magnolia and Springdale (Kawneer Company)
25.  Evergreen Packaging, Inc.- Pine Bluff


*Rankings are determined by estimated statewide employment. Exact employment numbers are not reportable due to disclosure requirements.

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