Carroll Electric Coop receives Outstanding Business Award
During the March 20 state Arbor Day celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, Carroll Electric was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Business award from the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council. Josh Capps and Neil Rushing accepted the award for the Cooperative.
“This award endorses the continued efforts of Carroll Electric to improving reliability and showcases the expertise of our field professionals. It is rewarding to see the commitment to responsible vegetation management recognized,” said Capps, who works as a civil engineer in Berryville.
Carroll Electric is a third-year Tree Line USA utility with 16 certified arborists on staff. According to Rushing, who coordinates the Cooperative’s arborist program, “The training and testing to become an arborist is rigorous but very much worth all the time applied to it. We are honored to have the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council affirm our efforts of proper tree management within the communities we serve.”
Carroll Electric was also recognized for its strong support of educating its members about the proper care and placement of trees in urban settings and for its longstanding commitment to the Fourth Grade Foresters program. In the last seven years, Carroll Electric has distributed more than 30,000 seedling trees to students in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri.
The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is an organization dedicated to the conservation of urban and community trees while educating and promoting good urban forest policies.