Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls made a $100,000 contribution to the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. Charles A. Harvey, the company’s Vice President, Diversity and Public Affairs, announced the donation during a check presentation ceremony at the Travis Point Country Club in Ann Arbor, MI.
”On behalf of Johnson Controls’ 130,000 employees in 1,300 locations serving customers in more than 150 countries, we present this contribution with deep appreciation for Dr. King’s work to protect the ideals of justice, democracy, love and hope for all Americans,” said Harvey. ”Participating in the building of this lasting memorial to Dr. King is one of the proudest moments in our 124 year history.”
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Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. The memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be built on the National Mall, situated adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
Congress passed Joint Resolutions in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a Memorial honoring Dr. King to be built in Washington, D.C. The ceremonial groundbreaking took place on November 13, 2006, and the Memorial will be completed in 2011.
McKissack & McKissack / Turner Construction Company/ Gilford Corporation / Tompkins Builders, Inc. Joint Venture will serve as the Design-Build Team. McKissack & McKissack is the oldest minority-owned architectural firm in the United States.
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