Arthur is a retired vice president of manufacturing at Resco Products, Inc., located in Greensboro, NC. He currently serves as a consultant for Resco given his history and knowledge of the company. In 1976, Resco acquired North State Prophyllite, a Greensboro manufacturer of refractory materials founded by R.B.’s uncle, John Boren and Boren’s business partner Mace Harvey. As a teenager, Arthur worked in the laboratory at North State Prophyllite and rose from the laboratories to the VP position. Arthur stayed on after the acquisition and, over the years, worked in all facets of the company, including sales, manufacturing, research and finance. When he was made vice president of manufacturing in the 1990s, Arthur found himself in charge of eight plants that stretched from California to England. Resco is headquartered in Pittsburgh, but Arthur was able to stay in Greensboro for the new position. Over the years, he has seen Resco hire NC State engineering graduates with great results. It takes a couple of years of in- house training for new employees to become productive, but the NC State engineers come in ready to get started.