Acme Visible Records

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Acme Visible Records was a company that once occupied a 286,187 square foot building on Route 240 in Crozet. [1] The company was known as the Wilson Jones Company at the time of its closing. [2]

The building and its property was the subject of environmental remediation overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [3].

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The company began operations in 1954 and manufactured storage and retrieval equipment for documents. Activity ceased in 1992. As part of the the operations, wastewater was directed into a lagoon which contained several pollutants including arsenic, barium, benzene, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, lead, naphthalene, tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, and vinyl chloride. [4]


Demolition on several buildings got underway in 2013. [2]


  1. Web. Crozet Master Plan, Chapter 3, October 13, 2010, retrieved October 18, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Cleanup of Crozet’s Acme Visible site continues, Brian Wheeler, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 13, 2013, retrieved June 29, 2019.
  3. Web. County planners to debate whether Albemarle has enough industrial land, Sean Tubbs, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 17, 2010, retrieved October 18, 2010. Also available at the Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center.
  4. Web. Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Wilson Jones Company (Formerly: Acme Visible Records) in Crozet, Virginia, Website, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, retrieved June 29, 2019.