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Western States Envelope & Label is 100 Years Strong
February 5, 2008

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

New Owners for Manchester Forms & Label
September 25, 2007

Headquartered in Manchester, Ga., Manchester Forms & Label was purchased by John Wombles of Lakeland, Fla., and Russ Berry of LaGrange, Ga. The change in owneship became effective September 1. Combined, Wombles and Berry bring more than 60 years of industry experience to Manchester Forms & Label. Immediate plans include an additional vendor rep in Florida, as well as improvements in the order entry area, which will facilitate online order placing and stored inventory releases. In anticipation of continued growth and greater regional recognition, new production equipment is also being added to enhance the existing large company capability and small company flexibility at