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Flying J Founder Inducted Into Utah Business Hall of Fame

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Osborne Jay Call, founder of the Flying J travel plaza chain, was inducted into the Utah Business Hall of Fame this week, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. James Lee Sorenson, founder of Sorenson Media and co-founder of Sorenson Capital, was also inducted.

The Hall of Fame recognizes leaders whose vision and innovation have had an impact on Utah, said Phil Cofield, Junior Achievement of Utah president, in a news release. Junior Achievement of Utah established the Utah Business Hall of Fame in 1990, according to the report.

"They are those whose lives most inspire others to great things," Cofield stated.

Call opened the first Flying J travel plaza in 1979 and catered to professional drivers, resulting in a successful company that spread along interstate highways nationwide.

Now known as Pilot Flying J following a 2010 merger, the company has a combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America that serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.

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