Wendell August Forge


Wendell August Forge is America’s oldest and largest forge, producing hand-wrought ornamental metalware and elegant giftware in aluminum and other metals since 1923. In March 2010, a devastating fire destroyed the Forge’s historical workshop, corporate offices and flagship retail store after a spark from a heating element in a spray booth ignited the area and quickly spread. A fire prevention device in the booth failed. Even though the company was able to continue production in a temporary location, the owners were determined to rebuild. Fast forward 3 years, and the company is now operating out of their new $8 million…

Allegheny Mineral Corporation Secures Assets


Allegheny Mineral Corp., a subsidiary of Snyder Associated Companies Inc., announced the purchase of substantially all the operating assets of Quality Aggregates Inc., a Pittsburgh based aggregates producer. With the addition of three key locations spread strategically throughout western Pennsylvania, Allegheny Mineral has added long-term aggregate holdings with significant limestone reserves. The quarries employ a total of about 85 people. Dennis Snyder, President of Allegheny Mineral said, “This is an excellent opportunity for Allegheny Mineral to continue to build the company and will strengthen our footprint in the Pennsylvania market. Furthermore, the addition to our quarry portfolio will allow Allegheny…

National Safety Association Honors Allegheny Mineral


KITTANNING, PA., June. 23 – For the second year in a row, Allegheny Mineral’s Harrisville quarry has earned top honors for surface mine safety within Group VI Surface Metal/Non-Metal Mines. The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association presented the employees of the Harrisville limestone quarry with the 2012 Safety Award for achieving a perfect safety record during the calendar year 2012. The quarry employees completed 75,537 hours without a lost time accident and maintained an incident rate of zero. Companies across the country are able to compete for this award. “We are pleased that Allegheny Mineral’s comprehensive safety program has been…