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Biz briefs (5-28-17)

United Beverages of North Carolina honored with the MillerCoors Founders’ Award

Local beer distributor United Beverages of North Carolina, LLC was recently presented with both the MillerCoors Founders’ Award and the President’s Award at the annual MillerCoors Distributor Convention in Las Vegas on March 14.

MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley presented the awards to United Beverages in front of some 2,000 distributor attendees from across the country. The Founders’ Award, which represents almost 300 years of brewing heritage, honors the top-performing distributor among over 600 distributors in the country, while the President’s Award honors the top 28.

“Named in honor of Frederick Miller and Adolph Coors, the Founders’ Award honors the absolute best of our distributors,” said MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley. “United Beverages’ leadership and their entire team led the way for the MillerCoors system in 2016 and are, rightfully, recognized for their incredible accomplishments.”

Since United Beverages’ inception in 2004 it has also received either the President’s Award or the High Life Achievement award 7 of its 13 years in operation. The President’s Award honors the top 28 distributors in the United States while the High Life Achievement Award honors the top performing Miller distributors. The High Life Achievement Award became the President’s Award in 2008 when Miller and Coors became MillerCoors.

The sales team at United Beverages of Hickory is led by Cameron Burns, who has been an employee for over 40 years. The sales team at the Salisbury branch is led by Bob Mason, who has been an employee for over 30 years. The vice-president of sales is Dave Hurst and the president is Paul Weisler. Dean Proctor, Becky Ward, Beth Gaither, and Larry Robinson — representing the United Beverages’ board — collectively said, “This is an exceptional honor from our top supplier that recognizes the tremendous team we have at United Beverages. We are so proud of our employees and what they have accomplished.”

United Beverages of North Carolina was formed in 2004 with the successful merger of four different distributors: Blue Ridge Distributing (Conover), a Miller distributor founded in 1955; Proctor Wholesale Company (Hickory), a Schlitz/Coors distributor founded in 1948; Piedmont Distributors (Salisbury), a Schlitz/Coors distributor that had been acquired by Proctor Wholesale in 1963; and Rowan Distributing (Salisbury), a Miller distributor founded in 1960. Operating from two locations (Hickory and Salisbury), United Beverages currently services 17 counties in western North Carolina and distributes 5.2 million cases annually to over 2,000 retail accounts. The company employees 180 full-time employees.

Boone-Carroll Funeral Home, Inc. celebrates fifth anniversary

Boone-Carroll Funeral Home is celebrating its fifth anniversary of serving families in Rowan and the surrounding counties. This  event is taking place on Saturday, June 3, at 111 Railroad St. in Cleveland. Come and enjoy the food, fun, fellowship and gospel singing. The event will feature the Eaton Brothers of Louisburg, N.C.

For more information, contact owner Annie Boone-Carroll at boonecarrollfuneralhome@yahoo.com or 704-278-3640.

TenderHearted Home Care celebrates six years

On May 19, TenderHearted Home Care — a N.C. licensed, a non-medical home care agency based in Salisbury — celebrated six years of serving seniors in their homes.

Renee Gray, owner and agency director, thanks all of the TenderHearted employees who have so graciously served thecommunity during the past six years.

“Over six years ago, I began the process of getting licensed to run a home care agency here in North Carolina,” Gray said. “This life work is truly where I belong. The Lord has brought me some great staff and caregivers that are truly gifted in the art of caring for others. It is a joy to employ others and hopefully impact their lives for the better.

“Working in the business of providing home care gives me the opportunity to truly help more people than what I could do alone. I love to meet the families and realize that it is not just the ‘senior’ that struggles, but the whole family. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that I can play a part in providing some ‘peace of mind’ that a loved one is safe, or giving the family caregiver a much-needed break so they can refuel physically and emotionally. Also rewarding is knowing that we can provide our clients with love, care, purpose, dignity and hope even in those last years of life.

“A Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32a, is where we got the name TenderHearted Home Care. It says: ‘Be kind one to another, tenderhearted…’ I strive to do that every day to whomever the Lord brings across my path. I look for employees that embody tenderheartedness!

“The last six years have been challenging, stretching me, overwhelming me sometimes, and have required many long, hard hours of work, but to see the grateful tears of clients and families is all worth it! I can truly say, ‘I love my business of serving others!’”

TenderHearted Home Care is located at 120 E Council St, Suite 600 in Salisbury. Renee Gray can be reached at 704-612-4132 or visit www.TenderHeartedHomeCare.com.

Aldo products breaks ground on expanded facilities

Roof coatings manufacturer Aldo Products Company, Inc. has commenced construction of its new corporate campus and manufacturing facilities.

Aldo is known for its high quality products and service with 90 percent of all orders shipped within 48 hours. The Aldo team is also excited that the show is being held in Georgia, given the company’s extensive business in the state and the region’s demand for reflective coatings.

Aldo’s products are CRRC-rated for high reflectivity and thermal emittance, offering building owners a viable alternative to complete tear-off and replacement of most roof substrates. The company’s 45 years of product research, design experience and client focus support Aldo’s goals of building long-term relationships. For more information on Aldo Products Company, visit www.aldoproducts.com or call 1-800-474- 6019.



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