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Van Buren’s Major Employers

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission maintains a list of major employers in Van Buren and Crawford County. As of May 2009 the top employers in Crawford County included the following: USA Truck, Inc. Simmons Foods, Inc. Van Buren School District … Continue reading

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Van Buren Lands $15 Million Manufacturing Plant

Oxane Materials, a manufacturer of highly conductive, ultralight ceramic proppants, is locating a production facility in Van Buren.

Houston-based Oxane will invest $15 million in the plant and employ approximately 50 employees by the summer of 2010. Plans for expansion at Oxane’s Van Buren facility are anticipated through 2014, with expected total capital investment of $32 million and additional employment of up to 300 total employees, according to a company statement. Continue reading

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Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren is one of the oldest cities in Arkansas. In 1818 Thomas Phillips bought land rights to the site, and for a time the community was known as Phillips Landing. Soon after, with the assigning of a post office … Continue reading

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