Western States Envelope & Label is 100 Years Strong
In an age of trendy start-ups and massive corporate mergers, few companies today can tout a century-long history that’s still a success in the making. Western States Envelope & Label, Butler, Wis., is one of those proud companies celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Founder George French Moss left the paper selling business in 1908 and opened the company’s first location on Water Street in downtown Milwaukee. An ambitious entrepreneur and visionary, Moss wanted to create an enterprise for producing unique, reliable envelopes. In fact, Western States was a pioneer in developing a system for printing envelopes flat before folding. “That commitment to innovation still holds strong today. It’s our progressive spirit combined with exceptional service that sets us apart in the industry,” noted Mark Lemberger, president and COO.