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Workers who want to be profitable, secure in their homes and in the future, need the right tools, said Mark Breslin, the former owner of Breslins Automotive Repair and Services in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
“If you don’t have a tool, you can’t do anything,” Bresins, 74, said in an interview.
“You can’t afford to buy a new tool.
You can’t even buy a pair of gloves.”
He also noted that the costs of installing a new hydraulic press are far greater than the costs for replacing the tools.
“It’s like if you’ve got a job for the rest of your life and you’re on Social Security and you can only afford to get by with the help of your friends,” he said.
Bresin was one of the first owners of BRESI, which had been operating in Pecos County since 1954.
In 2010, he bought a 1,500-square-foot home in Westlake Village, Fla., for $1,400, but he’s since had to raise the price by $200.
He has since invested $2,000 into the business and has made $500 in sales a week.
His family has been able to save a down payment and a mortgage payment of $7,000, and they have a savings account of about $3,000.
BRESIN’S BUSINESS As a man with an engineering background, he was familiar with the cost of maintenance and repairs on his trucks and truckser parts.
But he knew that in a small business, a good mechanic can’t be bought.
BREISEN, who lives in Westport, Fla, said he started his own business in 1998 and now has about 80 employees.
He’s used to spending more money on his equipment than he does on maintenance.
“I’m a very conservative person,” Brien said.
“That’s why I don’t do many business trips to places that are a lot more expensive.”
In addition to the gas and oil products, Bresis said he has sold some electric vehicles, some of which he bought as spare parts and others he used to repair or replace.
He also has sold electric vacuum cleaners and air conditioners and has sold cars.
BRIAN’S FUTURE Businesses are starting to see the impact of the energy crisis.
“We’re getting an increasing number of companies and individuals that are seeing that we’re at risk of going into recession,” Brian said.
That includes some companies that are already struggling, including one that provides oil and natural gas services in North Carolina.
The state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Protection said last week that North Carolina’s economy is at “a critical level,” and the outlook is more dire than it was in September.
In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said there are nearly 600,000 unemployed workers, and more than 2 million are looking for work.
Brians workday can get longer than usual because of the economic downturn.
He said the longer he works, the more his workday has become, adding that he’s getting tired of sitting in traffic.
“My wife and I have been living on $5,000 a month for about 10 years,” he added.
“Our car is old, it’s got a little dent in the roof.
We can’t drive anywhere because we can’t get gas.”
Brians wife has also stopped taking care of the house.
“She was going to have a new baby,” he recalled.
“Then she’s got three kids and she’s done it all.
That’s the hardest thing in the world.
I’m just exhausted.”
Breslins family is also trying to stay ahead of the crisis.
Brien has a new wife, a new business and a growing family.
But the family still works part time.
“Some of us, we’re doing it for the money,” Brieson said.
He is not the only one who has lost jobs because of low gas prices.
“This is going to take a while,” Brelins said.
Still, he said he is looking forward to the future.
“Right now, it seems like we’re living in the golden age of energy,” he told The Associated Press.