Will knechtRegistration is now open for TechFest Industry Day and Dinner on December 9th at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. The dinner event features Will Knecht, President of Wendell August Forge in Grove City, PA. Wendell August Forge is America’s oldest and largest forge, producing hand-wrought ornamental giftware in aluminum and other metals since 1923. In March 2010, two days after receiving its largest order ever, a fire destroyed millions of dollars in equipment and materials, their offices, and their flagship store. Instead of ceding to the devastation, Wendell August upped its workforce, struck distribution deals with 600 stores nationwide, and broke ground on a new facility. As president of this multimillion-dollar company, Knecht has extensive, hands-on experience in the crucial aspects of a successful business—including manufacturing, distribution, retail, sales, marketing, information technology and finance. His presentation, ‘Beyond Circumstances’, reveals how challenges can become the foundation for future success and greatness.

For more details and to register visit:  www.madeinnwpa.org/techfest


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