ACR Electronics, Inc.announced they were named a finalist by the South Florida Manufacturers Association for "South Florida's Manufacturer of the Year."
ACR was recognized as one of three finalists for the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year category, of which approximately 40 companies applied for. This is the second time ACR has received this distinction and once again, the caliber of the other nominations places ACR in a distinguished category.
"To be nominated for a second time for this outstanding award is an honor, it is a testament to all the hard work our employees devote to their jobs, their entrepreneurial nature for driving improvements throughout our organization and their focus at delivering quality products knowing they are used to save lives," said Michael Wilkerson, CEO of ACR Electronics, Inc. "We would like to thank the South Florida Manufacturers Association for their diligent efforts in visiting, judging and honoring the hard working organizations of South Florida and the distinction that comes from this nomination."
In addition to the company's recognition, four ACR employees were also nominated for "Manufacturing Employee of the Year" in the Administrative, Engineering / Information Technology and Sales categories.
The South Florida Manufacturers Association is a member-driven organization which was established in the 1960s. It has the distinction of being the number one resource for manufacturers in South Florida. The SFMA saves its members' time and money through workforce development, training, advocacy, and networking.
ACR designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products under the ACR and brand names which includes: Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELTs), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacon (PLBs), Search and Rescue Transponder (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Search Lights and safety accessories. The quality management systems of ACR have been certified by TUV USA to AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008. ACR Electronics, Inc. is recognized as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR and ARTEX have provided safety equipment to the aviation and marine industry and military since 1956. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and employs over 180 people at its manufacturing facility today.