Another casualty.... Republic

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Another casualty.... Republic

#1 Post by Window4U (IL) » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:54 pm

Another one bites the dust. Republic windows is shutting it's doors on Friday, December 5th, 2008.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 7966.story

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#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:40 am

Dropping like flies. This is sad to see and despite the slight DOW rally...I think indicative of things to come.

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#3 Post by VRWAdmin » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:41 pm

Bit of a shame really, met them all at a dealer meeting in Vegas last year, very nice group all around.

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Re: Another casualty.... Republic

#4 Post by Window4U (IL) » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:42 pm

Wow, what drama in Chicago at the closed down republic factory.
The union workers have staged a sit-in at the closed plant the last 3 days because they were not given 60 days notice of the closing and there was no money to pay them vacation and severance pay, and now Jesse Jackson has got the Rainbow Push coalition involved to try and get financing restored for Republic to be able to open again.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 7083.story
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Republic.D ... 81630.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... QD94TVVPO0

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