FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acme United Corporation (AMEX:ACU) announced today that it has acquired the Camillus Cutlery Company brand name as well as all its patents and trademarks for approximately $200,000.
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. 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 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®, Clauss®, and PhysiciansCare ®.
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