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Albany's Marine base networks with south Georgia contractors

Albany's Marine base is making connections with south Georgia businesses that might want to work with the base.

More than 100 vendors set up booths at a trade show at the Civic Center today.

The base and local economic developers want to make sure small businesses know what opportunities are available for them with Marine Corps Logistic Command.

The second annual Marine Corps Logistics Command trade show provides an opportunity to develop partnerships between small businesses, larger business and the government.

"We bring large corporations, small businesses from around the local area in and the representatives from the United States Government together in order to provide a forum for small businesses to showcase their capabilities and services," says Major General Charles L. Hudson, Marine Corps Logistics Command Commanding General.

Frank Lamb, who works for a small business, was at the trade show to network and get involved in the base.

"You get to meet other contractors who have done jobs, you get to collaborate and find out what is going on and what they are doing and what made it work for them that might make it work for us," says Frank Lamb, Lawson Industries Supply Chain and Global Sales Director.

He says Lawson Industries has already been able to collaborate with bigger businesses, like General Dynamics.

General Dynamics teams up with a number of small businesses here in Albany because they have a lot of useful niche capabilities.

"They can really help us as we go forth and look to see how can we be the best value to the government or whatever organization that we are looking at," says Dennis Sabal, General Dynamics Senior Director.

He says Albany is a great place to do business, which is why they opened an office here a year ago.

And his goal is to bring more business to Albany.

"We are hoping as we win this work we can bring more work here to Albany and we have a great base here to work from," says Sabal.

And Major General Hudson says many corporations like conducting business with the federal government because there is a sense of stability and patriotism involved.

"As we execute the fight in Afghanistan, there is a thought of a little bit of pride in supporting the marines and sailors and airmen and soldiers whoa re fighting this countries fight," says Major General Hudson.

And Frank Lamb agrees, saying it is nice to provide products and services to best support the Warfighter.

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