United States Army 4th Armored Division Certificate of Achievement for Maury L. Carter

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United States Army 4th Armored Division Certificate of Achievement for Maury L. Carter

United States Army 4th Armored Division Certificate of Achievement for Maury L. Carter

May 24, 2017

4 October 1955, 4th Armored Division Certificate of Achievement awarded to SP-3 Maury L. Carter. In this excerpt from an oral history interview with Maury L. Carter he recalls how his recognition in military service helped him get his first job at the Glenn L. Martin Company.

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Well, when I got out of the Army I needed a job... finally I walked in the door [at Glenn L. Martin Company] and they hired me. I went in and a few minutes later I walked out with a job. Well, I had good credentials from when I was in the Army. I was a good soldier... Was it a big company at the time? Oh, 28,000 people. I walked in that place and I looked around and I said, "Wow!" As far as you could see people in shops working on all that stuff and it's like a different language. You went in there and they start talking about missiles and rockets. And then they had them doing a seaplane. They were doing airplanes at that time. And they were working on a seaplane that crashed in the ocean. The first one- the test went up and they had - the plane flew up and the tail fin flew off and they crashed and they lost the plane and four people. They tried a redesign. At that time, they had eject so they lost the plane and four people and the contract was canceled. So that left a huge number of people being laid off...

Maury L. Carter started with the Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore at age 21. He came to Orlando with the first group of employees transferred here to work at the new Martin Orlando facilities.

Mr. Carter later started working in real estate with J. Rolfe Davis, the Mayor of Orlando, who Carter says,"was really the key person here that put the land together and the land use" for the Glenn L. Martin Company move to Orlando.

When J. Rolfe Davis retired, Maury L. Carter started his own real estate company, Maury L. Carter & Associates in 1974.

Maury L. Carter & Associates real estate handled Lake Nona, the medical city, Keene's Point, Metrowest, the Lake Sumter College and Hospital, Harmony, a 10,000 acre development in Osceola County, as well as gifts of land to the University of Central Florida for a 250 acre educational and medical campus in Clermont. According to the Orlando Business Journal, April 9, 2010, Maury L. Carter & Associates "has transacted over 200,000 acres topping $1 billion..." currently the firm is conservatively valued in excess of $300 million.

In 2010, Maury L. Carter received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAIOP, the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks. The University of Florida inducted Maury L. Carter into Florida's Real Estate Hall of Fame.







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