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ARC International Employees Earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Charlotte, NC – ARC International announced that thirteen employees have earned their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Micheal Foran, ARC’s President / CEO, said “This graduation marks a key milestone in ARC’s continued initiative to build its Lean Six Sigma manufacturing infrastructure. This program is taking place in parallel with the design and rollout of an enhanced Knowledge Management system. Together, these initiatives give ARC the skill sets and tools needed to embark on an aggressive program to increase our organization’s productivity and enhance quality.”

Six Sigma training teaches a rigorous application of practical, proven quality management principles that provide the tools, techniques, resources, culture, and business focus needed to maximize customer value. This is done by delivering outstanding quality consistently and by dramatically reducing operational costs through the elimination of waste and inefficiencies.
“Six Sigma is designed to help us dive deeper into processes,” said Steve Woodard, Vice President of Corporate Services. “The knowledge that we obtained will be very helpful with problem solving here at ARC by using proven scientific methodology.”













Left to right: Herb Thomas (Quality Control), Travis Vanover (Maintenance), Phillip Perfetto (Purchasing), John Hoopingarner (Plant Manager), Billy Roberts (Manufacturing), Kathryn Ballenger (Human Resources), Troy Heflin ( Engineering Services), Ashley Foran (Marketing), Anthony Bigger (Manufacturing), Steve Woodard (Sales), Harrison Foran (Manufacturing), Barry King (Manufacturing), Grant Field (Accounting).