Wendt Corp., headquartered in Buffalo, New York, is celebrating 40 years in business in 2017.
Thomas A. Wendt founded the company in the garage and basement of his home July 15, 1977. In the four decades since, the company has grown to employ more than 100 people in two locations (its Buffalo headquarters and a technology center in Tonawanda, New York). Wendt Corp. says it owes this milestone and its success to its customers, employees, business partners and suppliers.
Wendt Corp. was formed initially to provide parts and service as well as engineering and consulting services to the scrap metal recycling industry. Today, the company, which is still family owned and operated, has grown into a world-leading manufacturer and systems integrator of automobile shredding and nonferrous separation equipment.
In a news release announcing its anniversary, Wendt Corp. states, “Throughout our 40 years, we’ve had the opportunity of working on many important projects and have manufactured and installed equipment all over the world. However, it’s the unique and creative solutions that have exceeded customers’ expectations along with the relationships we’ve made and maintained over the years that truly provides the most satisfaction.”
Wendt, who serves as chairman of Wendt Corp., says, “This milestone is a testament to Wendt’s commitment to continued product and process innovation, responsive customer service, manufacturing efficiencies and creative, ahead-of-the-curve thinking in a fast-paced industry. The hard work and dedication of the people throughout our entire organization have grown Wendt into the brand name it has become. We look forward to continuing our tradition of quality equipment and service for the next 40 years.”
To commemorate the occasion, the company hosted a dinner party for employees and business partners Saturday, July 15th, 40 years to the day to the company’s formation. A 200-page Wendt history book was presented to the attendees and includes more than 600 photographs.