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Monday, September 8, 2008

Marion, AR

Marion, AR
Marion is a city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 8,901 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Crittenden County, and is part of the Memphis metropolitan area.

Both Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway operate major intermodal freight terminals near Marion.

Largest Employers Crittenden County,

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Schneider National Carriers,

Schneider Truck and Trailer

Innovative transportation and logistics technologies that optimize supply chain visibility. Flexibility. Profitability.
At Schneider National, keeping customers satisfied with innovative, forward-thinking services has been our legacy for more than 70 years. In an ever-changing economic climate, it is imperative to operate with precision and dexterity.

Global Logistics services at home, overseas and across the world
When you need comprehensive transportation and global logistics services paired with peace of mind and ease of business there is only one: Schneider Logistics. Our market presence at home and abroad has never been greater, with good reason. We provide our customers with the resources they need to be successful and the power to make informed decisions that are right for their business.

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Hino Motors Manufacturing,

Heno Dutro Truck
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. (HMMUSA) first entered business in Central America in April of 1966 as Motores Hino de Panama. During this time the company served as an automotive parts supplier to customers in Central and South America. Now, as it was in HMMUSA’s infancy, our goal is to exceed the needs of our customers by providing superior products and service while maintaining a high degree of affordability and innovation.

Hino Truck
As we look toward the future of HMMUSA, we have not forgotten our past. From our inception, our passion has been to serve the customer needs. Staying focused on this core value, HMMUSA looks forward to producing quality products and delivering quality services that exceed the needs of our customers.

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FedEx Freight,

Within FedEx Corp., the FedEx Freight Segment had annual revenues of $3.2 billion in fiscal year 2005. The Segment includes FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of regional next-day and second-day and interregional LTL freight services. With corporate offices in Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Freight is known for exceptional service, reliability and on-time performance. Through a comprehensive network of service centers and advanced information systems, FedEx Freight provides service to virtually all U.S. ZIP codes, including Alaska and Hawaii. The carrier's regional and interregional LTL service is supported by a no-fee money-back guarantee on all eligible continental U.S. shipments. Internationally, the company serves Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. FedEx Freight maintains more than 330 service centers throughout North America. The FedEx Freight Segment also includes FedEx Custom Critical, North America's largest time-specific, critical shipment carrier; and Caribbean Transportation Services, the leading provider of airfreight forwarding services between the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit the FedEx web site,

Crittenden Memorial Hospital

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Family Dollar Services,

Leon Levine

In 1958, a 21-year-old entrepreneur with an interest in merchandising became intrigued with the idea of operating a low-overhead, self-service retail store. Leon Levine believed he could offer his customers a variety of high-quality, good-value merchandise for under $2. Because he had grown up in his family's retail store, he understood value, quality and customer satisfaction.

In November 1959, Leon Levine opened the first Family Dollar store in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was on his way to becoming a retailing legend. Right from the start, he had a well-developed philosophy of what Family Dollar would be and how it would operate, a philosophy from which he and his management team have never strayed. The concept is a simple one, "The customers are the boss, and you need to keep them happy."

Family Dollar Warehouse

He created a general floorplan that he used in each of his stores that allowed customers to easily shop for their favorite products in any Family Dollar store.

Family Dollar Store

With the stores uniformly laid out and stocked, store managers were able to focus on providing good customer service. This concept for a self-serve, cash-and-carry neighborhood discount store in low to middle income neighborhoods proved so successful that today Family Dollar is a chain with over 6,500 stores from Maine to Arizona.

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Southland Greyhound Park,

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Southland Greyhound Park is a greyhound racing park and casino in West Memphis, Arkansas. Over 400 greyhound races take place at the Park each year. Simulcast thoroughbred and greyhound races from other tracks around the United States are also offered.

Greyhound Racing

Begun in 1956, Southland was once the number one dog track in the United States. It was the only gambling site in the Mid-South and drew people from as far as Chicago.

The facility, which offered pari-mutuel wagering, started facing stiff competition in the 1990s when casino gambling began in nearby Tunica, Mississippi. Its average daily betting handle dropped by 20 percent within the seven month period from October 1992 to March 1993. In 1989, gamblers wagered $212 million on the live greyhound races at Southland. By 2005, that figure had dropped to $33.5 million.

As a result, the park's owner invested an estimated $40 million and since 2006 the facility has been revamped to include electronic games of skill, electronic Blackjack and video poker machines, following approval of the Arkansas General Assembly. Southland has added more than 300 new employees, making it the third largest employer in West Memphis with 660 employees.

Electronic gaming hours allowed at the facility were expanded in May 2008 by unanimous approval of the Arkansas Racing Commission to boost revenue and confront continued competition from the Mississippi casinos.

Warren,Costal Unilube

Coastal Unilube,

West Memphis, Plant
Headquartered in West Memphis, Arkansas, Warren Unilube, an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company, brings state-of -art technology to a wide range of specialty products for vehicles of every description throughout the world.

We can supply your lubricant needs and can ship our products and yours across town, across the United States, or around the world.

Warren Oil Company

Warren Oil Company, Inc. is dedicated in providing quality private labels and all major brand lubricants to our valued clients. In addition, we offer our clients an economical way to take advantage of all their oil and lubricants needs, while offering one hundred percent satisfaction with our service.


CIBA Specialty Chemicals,

They make products in the following areas: Agriculture, Automotive, Construction & Pipes, Electronic materials, Extractive & Process Technologies, Home & Fabric Care, Inks & Graphics, Lubricants, Monomers & Water Soluble Polymers, Packaging, Paints and Coatings, Paper, Personal Care, Photo & Digital Imaging, Plastics & Rubber, Textiles & Fibers, Water treatment

The company is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (stock symbol: CIBN).

Part of the merger agreement between Ciba Geigy and Sandoz was that the former's industrial chemicals business would be spun off as a separate business, leading to the formation of Ciba Specialty Chemicals plc.

In 2004 Ciba bought paper chemical manufacturer Raisio Chemicals from Raisio Group. In 2006, Ciba divested its Textile Dyes and Chemical Auxiliaries business in a sale to Huntsman Corporation.

In 2007 the company announced the intention to adopt the name Ciba Inc.

Automated Conveyor Services

Automated Conveyor Services Inc.,

Power Conveyors

New Utility Cart, Power Conveyors, Gravity Conveyors, Power Accessories, Gravity Accessories,

"ACSI's operation has the flexibility to not only produce its standard product line but it can design and fabricate customized equipment to meet the special needs of its customers."

Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc. (ACSI), began operations in January, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee under the direction of its present owner. In 1983, the company moved to West Memphis, Arkansas, to its present facility.

ACSI's products are manufactured in a modern, up-to-date plant, featuring the latest in fabricating equipment, including CNC punching, laser and robotic machines. All conveyor design is accomplished on a Computer Aided Design and Drafting system, utilizing the latest AutoCAD® software. Order entry, bills of material, shop orders, inventory and accounting operations are fully computerized for maximum efficiency and accuracy.

Langston Bag

Langston Bag,

About Langston

This company profile is for the private company Langston Companies, Incbranch, located in West Memphis, AR. Langston Bag Company's line of business is mfg bags-uncoated paper mfg fiber can/drums commercial printing whol plastic mtrl/shapes.

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Temple Inland,

Temple-Inland, Inc. NYSE: TIN is an American paper, building products and financial services company based in Austin, Texas. It has approximately 19,500 employees. Its paper group operates under the name Inland Paperboard and Packaging Group, its building products group under the name Temple-Inland Forest Products, and its financial services group under the name Guaranty Financial Services.

Gypsum Board, Temple-Inland

Gypsum Board Temple-Inland manufactures a full line of quality gypsum board products for fast, cost-efficient wall construction in both residential and commercial applications. Available in a range of dimensions and with a choice of special performance properties, this is one of our fastest growing product lines.

Stateside Steel

Stateside Steel,

Stateside Steel

Stateside Steel & Wire's 27-acre West Memphis facility is the world's premier production facility of Galvanized After Weaving (GAW) Chain Link Fabric. Our manufacturing process is clean, cost efficient, and focused on supplying quality made to order chain link when and where you need it. And because we're centrally located, we provide rapid truck delivery to the U.S. market east of the Rocky Mountains.

Stateside Steel
Chain Link Fence has been providing property delineation and security for over a century. During this time, it has been the GAW Fabric that has been the overwhelming choice because it provides the best value. No other process coats the fabric after fabrication providing 100% protection. Our Chain Link is a premium product providing superior corrosion protection that doesn't cost a premium price.

From the sourcing of raw material to processing into chain link, Stateside Steel & Wire strives to supply chain link to meet your exacting requirements every time – on time. Our manufacturing process is second to none, and our assurance of quality is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

Robert Crittenden

Robert Crittenden (1 January 1797 - 18 December 1834) was Governor of Arkansas Territory and co-founder of Rose Law Firm. Robert Crittenden was born near Versailles, Kentucky.

Crittenden served as Secretary of Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1829. He served as Governor of Arkansas while James Miller was delayed for an extended period en route to Arkansas. Crittenden called the first legislature into session and took responsibility for organizing the new territory. Crittenden was never officially appointed Governor of the territory but amassed considerable political power. Crittenden was a primary leader in preparing the territory for statehood.

Crittenden served as United States Commissioner for the 1824 Treaty with the Quapaw Indians.

Robert Crittenden was the son of John Crittenden who was a Major in the Continental Army and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, the brother of United States Senator John Jordan Crittenden, and granduncle of Thomas T. Crittenden, Jr. who was Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri.

Crittenden mortally wounded Representative Henry Wharton Conway in a duel near Napoleon, Arkansas on 29 October 1827. He died in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Crittenden County, Arkansas is named for Robert Crittenden.