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Wendell August Forge opens new headquarters in Grove City

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GROVE CITY, Pa - Three and a half years after fire destroyed it's Grove City headquarters, Wendell August Forge is beginning a new chapter in it's long history. 

A special ceremony marked the grand opening of a new headquarters and flag ship store.

The new Wendell August Forge is a 52-thousand square foot facility. It replaces the headquarters and workshop that burned to the ground in March of 20-10.

Company President Will Knecht told the crowd of more than 100 invited guests that this marks a new beginning for the company, it's employees and the community.

"Tomorrow a new era of Wendell August Forge begins, the forge of the future officially is inaugerated and this is a pretty amazing day for all of us who work here" Knecht said. 

Wendell August is the country's oldest and largest hand forge, where skilled artisans and craftsmen carry on 90 years of tradition.

It's the only remaining company of it's kind and attracts customers from around the globe.

Knecht says this day would not be possible without dedicated employees who were ready to go above and beyond what was asked of them.

"We had to have a group of employees, colleagues I work with everyday, with a can-do attitude, and they had it" Knecht said. 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett traveled from Harrisburg to be a part of the ceremony. Corbett was instrumental in securing a 4-million dollar grant for Wendell August.

 "And we're going to see jobs here in Pennsylvania, and it's going to grow here in Pennsylvania" Corbett said.

The Govenor said Wendell August will also be great for Pennsylvania touriism.

The new facility is located a half mile west of the Grove City Outlets.

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