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75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.
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E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top This article is available only in print.

Steven H. Brimner, who stands 6-foot-7 and played college basketball in Montana, has been learning a new playbook since Jan. 1 as the new president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co., the 102-store building materials chain based in Jonesboro. He also has some big sneakers to fill.
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Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says.
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