About the business:
CEO Sandra Walls had 22 years of logistics experience with the Air Force when, in 1997, she saw an opportunity to make money as a competitor within the market, so she started her own company. In 2002, AVPOL acquired Flex Force, a staffing company that helped it land its first federal contract -- with the Department of the Interior -- in 2003. The acquisition also helped AVPOL snag contracts with NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, among others. Walls has big plans for the company in the next five years, which include international growth, even more commercial contracts, and earning revenues in excess of $100 million.
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