According to this article, the owner of Republic looks to have started a new company by buying out Traco's residential division back in November and starting Echo Windows in Iowa.
Was the closure of Republic not as much of a surprise to the Republic brass as news reports hinted? The three day notice of closure to the employees made it sound like Republic didn't see the closure coming until their financing was pulled. This new article sounds almost like they knew it a while ago ....which will probably enrage workers even more. I don't have any inside info but I have to say this is juicy stuff to watch.
I'm sure reporters will be digging the way this story has been developing. http://www.dwmmag.com/index.php/republi ... w-company/