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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Case Anniversary Celebration Continues

W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery continued its 125th anniversary celebration today by holding a picnic lunch for its employees and unveiling a custom made knife that is now on display in the Zippo/Case Museum on a pedestal that carries the names of all the current Case employees.

Zippo/Case President CEO Greg Booth joked about how happy he was to find his name on the display.

"I made the cut," he said.

As for the knife itself, Zippo/Case owner George Duke simply said, "That is great. Fantastic."

Artisan Mike DuBois crafted the special knife.

Case Director of Marketing John Sullivan said today’s events were designed as a thank you to the company’s dedicated employees. Sullivan also noted that the community is a big part of Case’s success, which is why the “Thank you, Bradford” message is on the sign at the Davis and Main Street intersection.

The Case factory on Owens Way is currently going through a $10 million renovation which, Sullivan says, will keep the company competitive in the marketplace.

You can see pictures from today’s celebration on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/1490wesb.

To learn some Case history tune in for tomorrow's LiveLine on 1490 WESB to hear Case Historian Katie Shonts-Saar tell the company's fascinating story.

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