Since opening in 1852 LaBelle Iron Works, now Wheeling-LaBelle Cut Nails, has produced quality cut nails from American steel. It supplies several tons of authentic cut nails each year for preservation and restoration projects and for use in heavy industry. Its Industrial Italianate brick buildings operate vintage nail production equipment. Producers in Wheeling, West Virginia, dominated the nation’s cut nail industry through the turn of the 20th century. LaBelle is the only surviving cut-nail producer in West Virginia.