SMEAD'S BIGGEST SINGLE GOVERNMENT JOB
MRS. EBBA C. HOFFMAN BECOMES SMEAD PRESIDENT
Smead’s biggest single government job during the war: producing 2 million five-piece wallets for the Navy.
Following her husband’s sudden passing, Ebba Hoffman was compelled to take the presidency of Smead Manufacturing.
Ebba Hoffman purchases 23-acre site for new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Hastings, Minnesota.
1939: START OF WORLD WAR II
1937 Smead purchases
1944 Harold Hoffman and Ebba Benson marry
1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. enters World War II
Hastings’ oldest brick building, built in 1866
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