Acme United Corporation Acquires Camillus Cutlery Assets.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Acme United Corporation (AMEX AMEX
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Camillus Cutlery was founded in 1873, and is one of the oldest knife companies in the U.S. It products include many types of pocket knives, as well as those for hunting and fishing. For many years, Camillus supplied knives for the Boy Scouts of America Noun 1. Boy Scouts of America - a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training . It also shipped over 15 million knives to the military during World War II.
The assets were acquired in a bankruptcy auction. Camillus closed business in February 2007 following a 6 month labor strike. Its revenues were approximately $18 million during its final year.
Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Acme United said, "We intend to reestablish the Camillus brand into production and continue to deliver high quality products. We hope to slowly build revenues as we reconnect with customers. This will be a careful undertaking."
ACME UNITED CORPORATION is an innovative supplier of cutting devices, measuring instruments, and safety products for school, home, office and industrial use. Its leading brands include Westcott[R], Clauss[R], and PhysiciansCare [R].
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