HASTINGS, Minn. (PRWEB) (October 2, 2017) — Smead, a global leader in office management solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic investment in California-based innovator U Brands LLC.

"Joining forces with U Brands provides Smead a great opportunity to diversify our product portfolio and offer a more comprehensive set of solutions to our existing customer base," said Casey Avent, President of Smead Manufacturing Company. "It’s an exciting time for Smead as we leverage the power and reputation of our legacy brand while building a new future with a dynamic and progressive partner like U Brands."

U Brands LLC is a dynamic consumer products company specializing in a diverse line of stationery, storage, home and office products (dry-erase boards, cork boards, dry-erase calendar boards, dry-erase markers, magnets, locker accessories and more). The company’s pledge is to deliver innovative and creative designs with great quality and value. For more information on U Brands’ high-quality innovative products, visit

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Smead Manufacturing Company, a leader in office filing products and records management systems, was established in 1906 in Hastings, Minnesota. Smead is a privately held, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office. For more information on Smead’s high-quality organizational products, including hundreds of products made in the USA.