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When Alma Motor Truck Company was reorganized, it was renamed as the Republic Motor Truck Company.

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Republic Motor Trucks type.

The factory employed as many as one thousand men and was located at Michigan Avenue and Bridge Street in Michigan.

A second plant was built on Superior Street to produce a new model. (This plant would later become the Lobdell-Emery Manufacturing Company.) The company workforce was now 2,000 and assembled 30,000 trucks per year.

Because of over-aggressive borrowing and a downturn in business, the company went into receivership in 1921. The Company was moved to Saginaw.

Republic was bought by American-LaFrance in 1929 and Republic truck ceased to exist.

(source: From an article by David McMacken, the MorningSun.com)

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Republic "Yellow Chassis" trucks crest.

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Republic dealer sign.

 
 
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