Posted by: Patrick Barbanes | March 13, 2009

Echoes of Richard Gilman’s Republic Windows disgrace

Echo Windows, indeed. The only echo is the sound of yet another window factory owned by Richard Gilman shutting down. Several commenters to this blog had recently pointed out that Gilman’s Iowa plant of Echo Windows was shutting down, too – this after he shuttered his Illinois-based Republic Windows, causing a sit-in of workers that garnered national attention, including that of President Obama. Here’s a great article with all the nasty details. What a tangled, nasty web….

Chi-Town Daily News article



  1. I am a reporter. There may be some interesting developments re: this story. I’m asking former employees of Republic Windows and Glass to send me an email at jo napolitano @ hotmail. c o m. Sorry for funky writing. Don’t want to be spammed.

  2. As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you


  3. You you could make changes to the blog name title Echoes of Richard Gilman’s Republic Windows disgrace to more better for your webpage you create. I enjoyed the the writing nevertheless.

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