Sunday, May 3, 2009

Creating Jobs

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Serious Materials, formerly Republic Windows and Doors during a press conference with Mayor Richard Daley and Serious' CEO Kevin Surace (right), to discuss how the America Recovery and Investment Act is creating jobs."This is a story about how we inspire a better tomorrow," Biden said at the Goose Island business that was formerly the home of Republic Windows and Doors. The previous company declared bankruptcy in December, leaving more than 260 people unemployed and triggering a sit-in protest by former employees. Serious Materials acquired the factory in February and announced its intention in early March to reopen the factory and rehire 250 union employees because of new federal spending.

Democrat Elected Officials

  • Effingham County Board Distric G-Doug McCain
  • Effingham County Treasurer - Steve Dasenbrock
  • Effingham County Board District C - Karen Luchtefeld

Effingham County Democrats Officers

  • Chairman - Audrey Griffith
  • First Vice Chairman - Dan Niebrugge
  • Second Vice Chairman - Allen Wente
  • Secretary - James Hammer
  • Treasurer - Shirley McEvers