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Smead products now available in Hastings and at Walmart


The Smead Manufacturing Company has made Hastings its home for more than a 100 years, from 1908, when it operated out of a tiny space above the Hastings Gazette office downtown. Today it's an international company, but it has remained a family company under the leadership of President and CEO Sharon Avent, and it still calls Hastings home.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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