[caption id="attachment_334284" align="alignright" width="350"] The Harri Hoffman Co.[/caption]
The Harri Hoffman Co. is one of the last remaining manufacturing buildings in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward neighborhood. Since 1952, the company has manufactured leather care products sold under its own brand, as well as private label products including Dux-Bak Leather, Cadet and Whittemore.
The company was run by Harri Hoffmann’s daughter, Lorraine Hoffmann, until her death in July. She was 74. The company and the building are now owned by Hoffman’s estate and run by Alan Matsoff, a CPA and corporate officer.
Matsoff said the company will continue to operate indefinitely; however, considering the value of the property versus what it is being used for, the building could be sold and the business could be operated elsewhere.