Sobran Partners With U.S. Navy

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SoBran Inc., in partnership with Lockheed Martin, recently signed a three-year $44 million production service contract with the Naval Aviation Depot in Jacksonville, Florida. SoBran (No. 92 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 LIST WITH $34 MILLION IN SALES) will transport and warehouse materials for several Navy facilities.

The papers of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have a permanent home at the civil rights leader’s alma mater, Morehouse College, thanks to the efforts of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. Franklin helped forge a coalition of business leaders, individuals, and philanthropists who pledged the $32 million purchase price for the papers a week before they were scheduled to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York.