Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wendell August Forge Hammers First Post-Fire Piece

Wendell August Forge president Will Knecht spoke to a group of employees, business leaders, political leaders, and media representatives at a special ceremony to celebrate Wendell August Forge's rebirth. After the 1:00pm ceremony, production started by hammering out the first post-fire piece - a mock Pittsburgh Penguins ticket commemorating the final game played at the Mellon Arena.

Here are the pics!

Will Knecht speaking to the crowd:

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Hammering the first piece:

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Knecht holding the first piece:

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After the hammering:

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Showing off the dies:

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The first finished piece since the fire!

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Production underway:

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2 comments:

Mandy2qt said...

YAYAY!

Rhonda said...

Rich-

I want to thank you for continuing to update on WAF. It was very shocking to hear of the fire from my brother's wife as he helped fight the fire. I worked at the Forge during college and have an assortment of peices from over the years. The people I know here in the Chicago area had never heard of it and I have also given many things out as gifts. It is heart warming to know that the Forge will rise from the ashes!