Author - Ryan Nix

Magazine November 2019

Grid Router Paves Way For Smart Power

by Ryan Nix When it comes to the electrical grid, industrial images of tall, wooden poles trailing wires from gray, metal substations to homes and transformer boxes, of circuit breakers hidden in back closets and the crooning of a Wichita lineman all spring to mind.  These visions of crude...

Magazine Manufacturing November 2019

Blytheville: Return to Prosperous Past?

by Ryan Nix, Photos by Jamison Mosley Far in the northeast corner of Arkansas, five miles west of the Mississippi River, the city of Blytheville remembers a prosperous past while hoping for a bright future. This gateway to the Arkansas Delta appears to be in something of a downward slump, but many...

Magazine November 2019

A Dispensed Dilemma

by Ryan Nix To survive in a constantly evolving economy, businesses must be mindful of trends and flexible enough to accommodate them. Of all the issues affecting local industries, two loom above the rest. First, the legalization of medical marijuana and its potential consequences for company drug...

AMP News Business Energy

Saudi Arabian Oil Company Set for IPO in November

Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil giant is going public. The initial public offering (IPO) is set to take place in November, leading investors to flock to the world’s largest energy company. In fact, Aramco is the sixth-largest company in the world by revenue, and after earning $68 billion so...

Energy Magazine October 2019

Lithium Ground Zero

In South Arkansas, Firm Looks to Lead Next Energy Revolution by Ryan Nix Lithium stands to become a keystone in the next energy revolution, serving as a vital component for rechargeable batteries found in portable electronics like cell phones, laptops and power tools.  Canadian firm Standard...

AMP News Business

U.S. Steel Buys $700 Million Stake in Big River Steel

The United States Steel Corporation has taken a $700 million step into Arkansas  markets. The large purchase from Big River Steel constitutes US Steel’s “first step” toward moving into southern markets, says company officials. The U.S. Steel Corp. was created nearly 120 years ago by Andrew...