Former Roomstore Facility to Reopen, Provide 90 Jobs

(NEWS RELEASE) Mr. Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO of Acme United today announced its purchase of the Roomstore building located on Tanner Road in Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  The Roomstore property consists of 340,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space on 33 acres of land. The facility will be used to consolidate two distribution centers and provide space for manufacturing and growth for Acme United Corporation.


This facility on Tanner Road (former RoomStore facility) was recently purchased by Acme United Corporation, creating 90 jobs for the Rocky Mount area. (Image via Google Maps)

Mr. Leonard Wiggins, Chairman, Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners stated, “we welcome Acme United to Edgecombe County. We are pleased to work with our partners to create new job opportunities for Edgecombe County Citizens.  Added Mr. David Combs, Mayor City of Rocky Mount”Acme United needed a good and timely decision for its growth plans; thanks to our team from the public and private sector we hope to welcome Acme United to the City of Rocky Mount, a great place for business to grow”.

Mr. Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, stated, “I congratulate Acme United Corporation on its location decision.  The CGP region is a great place for business, with a high quality workforce and an excellent business climate with interstate 95 and limited access US 64 providing access to a broad customer base.”

Mr. Johnsen, thanked the Rocky Mount City Council, The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners, The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, and the NC Department of Commerce for its assistance.

Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to schools, home, office, hardware and industrial markets. Its leading brands include Wescott®, Clauss®, Camillus®, Physicians Care® and Pac Kit®.

Carolinas Gateway Partnership, Inc. is a coalition of over 100 public and private sector investors from Nash County, Edgecombe County, the City of Rocky Mount, the Town of Tarboro, and the Town of Nashville.  For more information about the Partnership, call 252-442-0114, or email to