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As a wholesale supplier, we understand that our customers prefer to market our products with their own brand. To do so is simple:



We invite you to join our team! Please view our open positions at the link below.

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Why You Will Want to Join Our Team

We are ahead of the curve, trendsetters in our markets and always “pushing the envelope”!  We cultivate innovation, creativity and sustainability for future generations. This is an extraordinarily visionary, entrepreneurial and sales driven organization.  When we hire externally, we seek individuals that bring high energy, adaptability, dependability, life experiences and a focus on achieving results to add to our high-performance culture.  If this describes you, then please continue in our employment process and take the next steps to apply for one or more of our open positions and grow your career with us.
Western States is a stable privately held business with a 110 + year history of being an “About Family Company” in that our employees, their families and our communities are at the forefront of how we do business in an atmosphere which is both autonomous and collaborative. The leadership team is highly focused on supporting sales efforts and driving growth and diversification. We have commanded 5+% market share within a $3 billion industry, with more opportunity to increase this. We have unique products and one of the largest volumes of catalog options for customers. We are obsessed with high quality customer care and providing excellent products.

About Our Company

As the premiere manufacturer of envelope, label and packaging products, Western States serves a national market of customers that include printers, distributors, mailing-service providers and end users like you. Headquartered in Butler, Wisconsin (west of Milwaukee), we operate four full-service plants that comprise our Envelope Division (Butler, WI; Erlanger, KY; Walbridge, OH and Vadnais Heights, MN) and our Sun Prairie, WI plant that is our Label Division. We have been in business since 1908.
We are proud of the support we give back to the communities where we work and live through our Community Outreach Area initiatives.  We are committed to Environmental Stewardship via Chain of Custody (CoC) Certifications through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and have a “Passion for Preservation” via recycling, energy efficient facilities and Eco-Friendly Products that include CoC Certified and recycled and reusable envelopes.
At the center of it all, our adaptable, dedicated and enthusiastic team of employees are committed to Continuous Improvement and the right solutions for our customers’ needs. We don’t just make envelopes, labels and packaging products, we create Custom Solutions. Proven Results. Since 1908

Total Compensation Package After Joining Our Team

Western States offers our Full-Time Regular employees one of the industry's best Total Compensation Packages including:
  • Starting Salary Determined by Your Skills, Experience and Match to the Positions Essential Responsibilities and Qualifications
  • Periodic Performance Reviews with Merit Pay Increase Opportunities
  • Ability to Grow Your Career and Progress in Responsibility and Pay Based on Performance
  • 401K Plan Including Pre-Tax and After Tax (Roth) Employee Contribution Options
  • Comprehensive Health Plans (Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision)
  • Family Savings Plan Option
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plans
  • Accident and Critical Illness Coverage Plans
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holiday
  • Military Duty Pay
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background/reference checks. Depending on the position, successful completion of a physical examination may also be required. Refusal to submit to any of these requirements will result in disqualification from further employment consideration.
Please note that our facilities, including grounds are tobacco/nicotine free.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Western States provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military service, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.  
Western States ensures that employment decisions are based on valid job requirements.  In addition, all employment actions, such as recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs and terminations are administered fairly to all persons on an equal opportunity basis, without discrimination on the basis of protected categories named above.  
If you are a qualified applicant and need reasonable accommodation(s) as required by law to continue in our employment process and access our on-line Applicant Tracking System, please contact Human Resources at recruiter@wsel.com to discuss alternatives.