In 1965, Roger Ackerman (1932-2018), his wife, and their three children moved from Goldsboro, North Carolina to Sumter. Experienced in the scrap metal business, Roger was initially employed in Sumter as general manager of Addlestone Co. In 1970, Roger founded his own scrap metal business, Ackerman Metals, Inc., on Airport Road in Sumter. Ackerman Metals, Inc. remained in operation until 1996. In addition to his work as a businessman, Ackerman served as president of the Sumter Rotary Club and president of Temple Sinai.
Main Image: Roger Ackerman (left) and Bill Player (right), general manager of Ackerman Metals, Inc. Reprinted from The Item, April 15, 1970
Above Image: Employee Fred Mathis sorts scrap metal at Ackerman Metals, Inc. Reprinted from The Item, June 1, 1976.
Above Image: Ackerman Metals, Inc. advertisement. Reprinted from The Item, October 6, 1971.