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Capping a career: Soldner rose from delivery driver to company president

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After 38 years Marv Soldner, president of Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company, has expressed his formal intent to retire, the company announced.


Soldner grew up in Remer, with a population of less than 500. His career commenced with Viking Coca-Cola in Brainerd in May of 1976. His first role with the company was as a route delivery driver.

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