1929 – The Great Depression Era
A Milwaukee facility was started in the late 20’s. The Milwaukee operation continued through the Depression. George moved to Milwaukee to run it in the early 30’s and Industrial Service Co. was split off as a separate company, servicing coveralls and Kex shop towels.
George H. Leef’s son, George L. Leef, began his career in the organization as a shop helper at the age of 14.