I would like to reply to the negative comments made by Dave, the owner of Strong Window, about Republic Windows & Doors.
Fact: Yes, our plant in Chicago was sold to the Wrigley Company for $37 million dollars - for a profit.
Fiction: We received a $10 million subsidy from the City of Chicago.
Fact: We are going to be in the current location until 2008.
Fiction: We are looking for a smaller plant - we are actually looking for the same-sized facility in a less congested area in the city.
Fact: We have been in business in Chicago since 1965, and produce over 500,000 windows per year.
Fact: We had a change of ownership this year which was the impetus for the sale of the building.
Fiction: We are out of business - I have been here for 15 years and can tell you we have never been better - lead-times are great, product quality is exceptional, and innovation remains the key to our success. Check out our new website at www.republicwindows.com
Fact: The 650 employees of Republic take great pride in making top-notch windows and doors, and in our longstanging reputation as a quality supplier.
Sadly, I am unclear as to what Dave thinks is "sleazy" about Republic, but I can assure you, our company is a class act.
I suppose it's fun to gossip, however gossip is very non-productive. Dave, I am bewildered by your extreme dislike of our company and in the joy that you are obviously taking in any potentially negative press. Why so sad Dave?
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Republic Windows & Doors, LLC.