W. Sprague Wise, 76, of Wise Tag & Label Co.

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W. Sprague Wise, the 76-year-old CEO of Wise Tag & Label Co,, Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 16, 2014.

Sprague Wise was a long time member of TLMI and was vice president of TLM! for several years. He was instrumental in combining the Tag Division and the Label Division, creating today's TLMI

Sprague started with Wise Tag & Label Co., Inc. in 1957. He was instrumental in moving the company into the pressure sensitive business, purchasing some of the first Webtron label presses made. The founder delivered and installed the presses himself. Sprague was also instrumental in purchasing one of the first floor model Webtron 450s built.

Sprague became President and CEO of Wise Tag & Label Co., Inc. when his father Percival stepped aside and became the chairman of the company. Sprague served in this position until he was forced to retire due to health reasons in 2008. Sprague had been very active in the label community until his...

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