S & W Manufacturing - A Smead Company

Our History

Our history began in 1903 with the founding of the Shaw-Walker Company. The company changed its name and ownership in 1990 when the assets of Shaw-Walker Information System Division were acquired by its management.

In 1992, S&W purchased the ACME® Visible Records paper based filing systems division. With the 1995 acquisition of the filing systems product of PRO/File Systems, S&W has built one of the most complete lines of filing systems and office products in the industry.

We are ready to serve you with the same tradition of quality and value that have been a part of Shaw-Walker, ACME®, PRO/File heritage for decades. Our February, 2001 acquisition by SMEAD® Manufacturing assures that the tradition will continue for decades to come.