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Gable Valley Wrought Iron, as a formal business, was begun by Wes Gable. It is built on his lifetime of experience in the timeless trade of blacksmithing. The trade has been in the family for generations beginning with his grandfather, Emanual Schrock, in his blacksmith shop in Wayne County Ohio. Wes learned the trade from Emanual during summer breaks and after graduation. While exploring several other lines of work, Wes maintained his passion for blacksmithing by doing it as a hobby that paid for itself after he developed a modest line of small craft items, gifts, and the occasional custom project. In 2014, connections were made in the local furniture manufacturing industry and he was able to commit his full attention to fine metalworking and blacksmithing. The business grew quickly to include multiple employees and family members. For a number of years the shop stayed busy building exclusive and custom designs for some of the best manufacturers and furniture stores in the area. In 2022 Gable Valley Wrought Iron expanded and launched their own product line. The line is expanding so check back often!