Smead Manufacturing Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Smead Manufacturing regarding its recent data breach. The Smead Manufacturing data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Smead Manufacturing is a multi-faceted manufacturing company offering a wide range of office products. Specializing in office space products, Smead Manufacturing produces presentation boards, writing products, desk organizers, and other office tools. Founded in 1906, Smead Manufacturing began as a manufacturer of bandless file systems, later producing wallets for the armed forces during World War II. Today, Smead Manufacturing continues to provide modern tools to aid in office organization. Headquartered in Hastings, Minnesota, Smead Manufacturing employs approximately 250 individuals.


In February 2023, Smead Manufacturing discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Smead Manufacturing determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between February 1 and February 7, 2023, through a Smead Manufacturing email account. On March 29, 2023, Smead Manufacturing began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Smead Manufacturing:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Smead Manufacturing data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Smead Manufacturing;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

Share This Post: