The Worlds Fastest-Growing Cutlery Company
Jim Frost began collecting pocket knives in 1969. This small hobby, started by an everyday shift worker at a chemical plant, has grown over the past 30 years into a multi-million dollar business which employs over 100 employees at its sole location in Ooltewah, Tennessee. The business began in Jim's lunch bucket and quickly grew out of his car trunk, garage, and four increasingly larger warehouses before finding its home in a 150,000 square foot plant completed in 2004. From 1969 to 1978, Jim saw his business interest in knives grow from a hobby to the formation of Frost Distributing company in 1972 to the Parker- Frost partnership in 1976. This short-lived association was mutually dissolved in 1978 when Jim began importing cutlery under the Frost Cutlery® tang stamp.