Fort Smith’s Major Employers

The Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce just released an updated list of the area’s top employers. As of the year ending 2010, here’s how they line up.

  1. Sparks Health System: 2,400 employees
  2. Baldor Electric Company: 2,393 employees
  3. O.K. Industries: 1,800 employees
  4. Fort Smith Public Schools: 1,783 employees
  5. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith Arkansas: 1,487 employees
  6. Rheem Manufacturing Company: 1,157 employees
  7. University of Arkansas – Fort Smith: 951 employees
  8. Arkansas Best Corporation, aka ABF Freight Systems: 936 employees
  9. City of Fort Smith: 900 employees
  10. Golden Living: 800 employees
  11. Bost, Inc.: 740 employees
  12. Gerber Products: 696 employees
  13. Cooper Clinic: 631 employees
  14. Area Agency on Aging: 521 employees
  15. Macsteel: 427 employees
  16. Cloyes Gear: 400 employees
  17. Hickory Springs Manufacturing: 400 employees
  18. The Trane Company: 400 employees
  19. Kraft-Planters: 350 employees
  20. Twin Rivers Foods: 346 employees
  21. Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc.: 338 employees
  22. Georgia Pacific: 325 employees
  23. Riverside Furniture: 210 employees

This list does not include businesses outside of Fort Smith, but in the metropolitan area. For more information, browse additional articles about Fort Smith area employers.

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