Acme United Corporation

Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting and measuring safety products for use in schools, homes and offices as well as for hardware and industrial market applications. Its leading brands include Westcott, Claus, Physicians Care and Packit.

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership helped the company find a building and a ReUse Grant to refurbish the closed facility on Tanner Road in Rocky Mount. The property consists of 340,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. At the company’s ribbon cutting, Acme United’s CEO, Walter Johnsen, singled out the Carolinas Gateway Partnership for its help in recruiting the company to its new home and for the financial incentives it provided. It was noted that this collaboration was the key reason why Acme United decided to relocate to Rocky Mount.

“Because of our growth, we needed substantially more space and looked at locations throughout the U.S. We found an ideal facility in Rocky Mount. The financial support and can do attitude of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership were critical reasons in our deciding to purchase the site 16 months ago. Today we have new employees in Rocky Mount and are continuing to expand.”

– Walter Johnsen, CEO Acme United