While our cover story this week
about the closure of Whirlpool's Ft. Smith plant shows the bleak side of the street in Ft. Smith, there are signs of growth. Arkansas Business reports
Gun manufacturer Walther Arms
announced today that they will be moving their US operations headquarters to Ft. Smith
's Chaffee Crossing area, with company partner Umarex USA undergoing a $7 million plant expansion to support the move.