ATLANTA – Carter Brothers, LLC (“Carter Brothers”), the largest minority provider of fire & life safety, access control and video with a specialization in project management headquartered in Atlanta, GA has partnered with Morris Brown College (“Morris Brown”). Carter Brothers will donate products, goods, and services to Morris Brown to enhance the safety of the current facilities being utilized by students and faculty. Morris Brown is an HBCU institution dedicated to academic excellence and achievement dating back to its founding in 1881.
“After meeting with Dr. Pritchett and discussing the college’s strategic plan to build enrollment, ensure accreditation and create a safer environment for students, faculty, and all individuals who may visit the campus, my brother and I saw this as an excellent opportunity to utilize our expertise in fire and life safety to give back during this challenging economy,” said Carter Brothers CEO John F. Carter.
Through a phased approach, Carter Brothers’ initial focus will be to update, test, inspect, and provide preventive maintenance for fire & life safety systems located at four facilities on campus. This will include such items as fire alarm panels and smoke detectors followed by the integration of mass notification systems. The Carter Brothers in-kind donation is in keeping with John and Cris Carter’s commitment to education, community and philanthropy.
Carter Brothers is the fourteenth largest and the leading minority provider of fire & life safety, access control and video with a specialization in project management, as ranked by trade publication SDM Magazine. Through its unique construction-style project management delivery model, the firm has provided systems and services to campuses around the country including Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Kennesaw State University.
“We welcome this major resource to improve the safety of our students and staff,” says President Stanley J. Pritchett, Morris Brown College. “It is because of partnerships offered by people like John F. Carter and Carter Brothers that Morris Brown College can see our “turn-around plan” beginning to work. The implementation of this massive notification system will not only help Morris Brown students, but students throughout the Atlanta University Center will be safer.”
About Carter Brothers, LLC
Carter Brothers is a leading provider of fire & life safety, access control, and video with specialization in project management. A National Minority Supplier Development Council Corporate Plus© Member, Carter Brothers has nearly 224 employees and has established itself as the largest minority-owned electronic firms in the country, operating in 26 states nationally. Founded by former NFL great Cris Carter and construction executive John F. Carter, Carter Brothers has managed, installed, maintained or serviced over $1B in security projects nationwide since 2001. For more information, please visit www.carterbrothers.com.