FJ Management Setting Up Shop in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY -- FJ Management Inc. (FJM), formerly known as Flying J, will move much of its headquarters operations from Ogden, Utah, to Salt Lake City later in February, reported the Salt Lake City Tribune. The company closed on its acquisition of a 13-story building, located at at 185 S. State St., from Sun Life of Canada, in January, according to Chief Financial Officer Andre Lortz.
Flying J was founded more than 44 years ago by Jay Call after his father Osborne Call and his brother Reuel Call split up their partnership in the fuel marketing business that became Maverik Inc. In 2012, FJM acquired a majority interest in Maverik, reuniting the two family business branches. FJM also owns stakes in the Pilot Flying J travel center network.
Lortz told the news outlet that the Transportation Alliance Bank, which provides financial services to the trucking industry and is owned by FJM, along with credit card processor Electronic Fund Solutions, which FJM owns stakes in, will remain in Ogden. FJM and sister company MacCall Management, which operates the Crystal Inn motel chain, will move to Salt Lake City.
Approximately 30 employees will relocate to the new building, which is being remodeled and is viewed as an investment, Lortz stated. FJM and MacCall will occupy one floor, with tenants occupying most of the rest of the building.