Simmons Still No. 1, Contractors Strong

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 130 views 

In this issue, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal ranked 20 private companies by their 2015 revenue, and combined they brought in nearly $5.3 billion, a 2 percent increase from 2014.

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Poultry producer Simmons Foods Inc., based in Siloam Springs, again topped the list, with revenue of $1.4 billion in 2015, a less than 1 percent increase from 2014.

Contractors Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc., at No. 14, and Baldwin & Shell Construction Co., at No. 18, increased their revenue 31 and 58 percent, respectively. Springdale-based Kimbel Mechanical Systems’ revenue rose to $66.1 million, from $50.5 million. Baldwin & Shell Construction of Rogers increased revenue to $22.9 million, from $14.5 million.

At No. 6, health care provider Washington Regional Medical System of Fayetteville saw a nearly 15 percent jump in revenue to $322 million, from $281 million.

Metal fabricator Central States Manufacturing Inc., based in Lowell, narrowly edged Washington Regional Medical System by posting 2015 revenue of $323 million, a more than 9 percent increase from $296 million.

Food distributor Tankersley Foodservice LLC of Van Buren increased revenue more than 8 percent to $144 million, from $133 million.

Fayetteville-based Packaging Specialties Inc., which offers flexographic printing and builds packaging machines, reported revenue of $140 million, up nearly 4 percent from $135 million.

Springdale-based Benton Properties Inc., franchisee of 67 Sonic restaurants, had a nearly 7 percent bump in revenue to $95 million, from $88.8 million.

Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp., based in Berryville, had revenue drop more than 2 percent to $166.9 million, from $170.5 million. Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corp. of Fayetteville didn’t see a change in revenue at $123 million.

Poultry companies George’s Inc., based in Springdale, and Ozark Mountain Poultry of Rogers also had no change in revenue at $950 million and $250 million, respectively.

Overall, the ranked companies had a combined 24,069 employees.

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