Career briefs, March 24
ARCA receives manufacturing award
MEBANE – ARCA, a cash automation technology company, has been recognized with the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award.
The ML100 Award recognizes organizations for excellence, leadership and innovation in developing manufacturing solutions.
ARCA is being acknowledged for the success of its “Lean Launchpad” project within its depot repair department.
“It’s an honor for our depot repair team to be recognized alongside other global manufacturing leaders,” Chris Cornett, manager of production and depot repair at ARCA, said in a new release. “I’m very proud of the work our depot repair team has put in to make the lean initiative a success.”
ARCA will be recognized with other winners during an awards gala at the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit in June.
Entrepreneur wins award
DURHAM - The sporting goods franchisor Play It Again Sports recently recognized local owner Chad Guise of Play It Again Sports of Durham.
Guise received the Excellence Award at the company’s annual Conference and Trade Show Feb. 16-20 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
"Receiving a Sales Excellence Award this year is evidence that our hard work is paying off for our business and our customers,” Guise said in a statement.
Play It Again Sports is a used and new sports and fitness equipment store. There are nearly 300 franchised stores in the United States and Canada. The Durham store is in New Hope Commons.
Farm Bureau honors local agent
DURHAM – Patrick Walls, Durham County agent for N.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, was named among the Top 75 Agents for 2013.
He was named by Steven D. Carroll, executive vice president and general manager.
Walls was selected based on his outstanding sales and service record for multi‑lines of insurance during 2013.
N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance Company has more than 770 agents across the state.
This announcement was made at the Annual Sales Conference of the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies at the Sheraton Hotel Four Seasons/Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.