Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:48

Celebrating Bob Glidden's 95th birthday Featured

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BANGOR - He's a Bangor icon who turns 95 today.

Bob Glidden celebrates his birthday where he's known best...Glidden auto body shop.

 

He started working in the body shop at just seventeen years old.

 

Bob Glidden said "So I've been in this over seventy years doing this bodywork and i try to create a good atmosphere and people have loved me and I guess I can tell that today."

 

Bob owned the body shop for many years, selling it over fourteen years ago.

 

Employee of two years Geoff Battick said "it's quite something because when you think of it I think sixty four I mean there aren't many small businesses left that was started by one guy or a couple guys years ago that have that sort of track record that last that long so it is quite something these days."

 

Employees of Glidden are honored to be working at a place with so much history.

 

Employee of twenty years Richard Brown said "Well I mean I watched this business grow quite a bit when i started we had about four or five body men now we got anywhere from ten to twelve."

 

People lined up to celebrate Bobs big day, and were raving about what great of a guy he is.

 

"Very friendly funny he likes to tell jokes" said Brown.

 

"He's a heck of a guy started this a long time ago fantastic place great people to work with" said Battick.

 

Shonna Narine

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