Acme Tools to open Williston storeGrand Forks tool distributor Acme Tools will build a store in Williston, to take advantage of the region’s oil-driven economy, the company announced this week.
By: Forum Communications, The Jamestown Sun
GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks tool distributor Acme Tools will build a store in Williston, to take advantage of the region’s oil-driven economy, the company announced this week.
The Williston store will be Acme’s fifth location in North Dakota and 10th in the upper Midwest, according to a company statement.
“Northwest North Dakota and northeast Montana are important and growing markets for Acme Tools,” said Steve Kuhlman, vice president of corporate operations.
The new store will have 20,000 square feet of showroom, office and warehouse space and will be located near the intersection of U.S. highways 2 and 85, the statement said.
Kuhlman said the store’s merchandise will cater to building and construction industries in the region as well as oil and gas companies.
Williams County, with Williston as the county seat, leads the state in taxable sales and purchases, totaling $1.2 billion in the second quarter of 2012.