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Base safe from BRAC good for Albany business

Albany- Part of the reason Tommy Minix is here to manage the east Albany Fastenal, is because of business with the Marine Base.

"We do a lot," said Tommy Minix, general manager of Fastenal's store in east Albany. "It's probably 20 percent of our business. It's one of the reasons we opened up the store in east Albany."

The east Albany store has been open for three months. The base buys all kinds of things from the store.

"Nuts and bolts, power tools, drill bits, whole saws," Minix said. "From A to Z they buy all kinds of industrial power tools from us."

They're used to build the armors kits for military humvees. The kits are the equipment that have saved the lives of many Marines.

"(Knowing) that here in Albany Georgia, we're making a difference for those Marines and soldiers overseas, is an awesome feeling. It adds that extra umph to your every day job, so to speak."

So knowing this work will continue from Albany, is good business for the store.

"Hopefully, we'll get more business from other bases that closed in other places," he said.

If they do, it will be business Minix is ready to manage.

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