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Life after Cabela's

Fort is Counter Assault sales director


September 15, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

Brian Fort rebounded from layoffs at Cabela's in April to become Counter Assault senior director of sales. Fort works downtown from an office on the 1000 block of Illinois Avenue when not on the road for several months.

Brian Fort was laid off from Cabela's in April, but soon found a new position as senior director of sales for Counter Assault, a Kalispell, Montana based company.

"We handle anything from bear spray to law enforcement spray to personal protection spray for the customer," Fort said. "We sell to buying groups and retailers, independents, sporting goods. We're in a lot of different retailers."

When not on the road, Fort works from home and his downtown office on the 1000 block of Illinois Street.

Fort said the opportunity was a fortunate one.

"After the last round of layoffs, I was hired by a...

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