Davenport, Ia. — 2016 has been a big year for Republic, an independent, third generation, family-owned electrical, mechanical and energy management distributor. The company is located in the Quad Cities with branches in Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Iowa, and Peoria, Illinois. On Sept. 22, 2016, Republic commemorated 100 years in business with a grand celebration at its iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois.

In addition to raising money for charity, Republic will give away furnaces in its “Give Warmth” program. The company is partnering with the Salvation Army, Johnson Controls, and local YORK and Luxaire dealers to install up to 25 furnaces for needy members of the communities it serves.

“We are truly humbled by the great response and the wonderful support from our customers and our vendor partners. It will certainly be a night to remember in our company’s proud history,” said Mark Kilmer, company president.

Square D by Schneider Electric, JCI (representing both the YORK and Luxaire brands) and 24 other vendor-partners participated at various levels in support of the celebration.

“Republic is looking forward to the next 100 years as it continues to thrive with ResponseAbility™, innovation, and a genuine commitment to our families and our communities,” Kilmer said.