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MCLB-Albany is going strong and growing

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

MCLB-Albany Dougherty County, GA (WALB) - It's a silver lining in an otherwise cloudy economic sky for Albany and Dougherty County.

The Marine Corps Logistics Base is going strong and growing.

The number of employees is up, and major construction projects are underway.

There are more than $67 million of new projects and renovations.

An office building will get a more than $16 million renovation, about $7 million of construction is underway to replace 50-year-old gas and water lines and a 70,000 square foot building protect which houses many of the vehicles repaired on the base is almost complete.

"From my perspective as the bases facility expert, it appears the population of this is growing, we continue to build more facilities and renovate more facilities to accommodate more people," LTCDR Marc Rouleau, U.S. Navy.

Just in the last year, the base has added nearly 700 new employees.

4,700 hundred people now work on the base.

The Maintenance Center workforce has nearly tripled in six years.

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