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Landing a whopper.

Landing A Whopper

What's the biggest news in industrial recruitment in Little Rock?

How about up to 600 jobs at the Little Rock Port Industrial Park courtesy of R&G Sloane, an Ohio-based manufacturer of plastic rods, tubes and sheets?

We hear this isn't just another Little Rock Port Authority pipe dream. You may have seen a prospect mentioned recently in the Gazette and discounted it as just one more in a long line of "we're-about-to-land-a-big-one" annoucements.

Our sources say the deal is close to being completed with one hitch - electric rates.

Apparently, Tulsa, Okla., is after the same prospect, and its utility offers lower rates than Arkansas Power & Light Co.

We're told AP&L already has agreed to cut its rates to lure Sloane to Little Rock.

The only problem may be opposition from the Arkansas Electric Energy Consumers, a group of 40 industrial users who won't be thrilled to know they're paying more than a newcomer.

Herb Rule, the group's attorney, discounted that as mere speculation and said he knew nothing about Sloane and the negotiations.

More power to AP&L and the port.

Land that sucker.
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Title Annotation:R&G Sloane Manufacturing Company Inc. plans to move to Little Rock Port Industrial Park
Publication:Arkansas Business
Date:Sep 8, 1991
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