SMEAD BANDLESS FILE IS INVENTED
P.A. HOFFMAN GAINS OWNERSHIP OF SMEAD
HAROLD HOFFMAN ASSUMES CONTROL OF SMEAD
1928 P. A. Hoffman suffers a disabling stroke. His son Harold Hoffman takes over active management of Smead.
Founded in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota with six employees crafting their single product— the bandless file.
After the sudden passing of Charles Smead, P.A. Hoffman gains ownership of a promising and young company.
1929: START OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION
1936 Smead gets first
1920 19th Amendment ratified, women get right to vote
1928 Discovery of Penicillin
noted “big” order of 500 brief covers
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