What is ArbNet?
The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is designed to recognize standards of excellence in tree-focused gardens, foster professionalism of arboreta worldwide, enable conservation collections and scientific collaborations, and advance the planting study, and conservation of trees. An ArbNet Accreditation provides multiple benefits, such as being recognized for your achievements, earn distinction in your professional and local communities, serving as a model arboretum, and having opportunities for collaboration with other arboreta.
The four levels of accreditation recognize arboreta at various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Accredited arboreta are encouraged to seek and achieve higher professional standards and move up through the levels.
Do I need to label my trees?
If you are an arboretum looking to get your ArbNet accreditation, one of the credentials for applying is you must have labeled trees and woody plant taxa.
25+ labels – Level I
100+ labels – Level II
500+ labels – level III & Level IV
National Band & Tag can help both small and large arboretums with our 3″ x 5″ Arboretum Labels and 1.5″ x 4.5″ Plant Labels. These are our two most popular styles. They are made from UV Stable Black Aluminum that can last outdoors for 20+ years. NB&T tags can be customized with text, QR Codes, logos, and artwork. Other styles and materials of tree tags are available.
Thank you to our ArbNet Accredited customers who shared pictures with us!
Old Mountain Arboretum (Winona, MS) – ArbNet Level I
Arboretum at Redmond Park (Bensenville, IL) – ArbNet Level II
Carol S English Jr. Botanical Garden (Seattle, WA) – ArbNet Level II
Cave Hill Heritage Foundation, Inc. (Louisville, KY) – ArbNet Level II
Century Park Arboretum – (Vernon Hills, IL) ArbNet Level II
Mary Price Ratrie Arboretum – (Charleston, WV) ArbNet Level II
Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum – (Indian Hills, OH) ArbNet Level II
You’ve upgraded your clinic to Paw Finders Rabies Tags, the rabies tag and lost pet recovery system, all in one tag. The next step is to get the tag registered with the pet owner’s contact information.
Option 1: Register the tag for your client using the Vet Portal. Paw Finders tags are 20 times more likely to be registered when a vet does it in the Vet Portal, versus sending the tag home for the pet owner to register individually. Just like microchips, the chance of a tag being registered goes down as soon as it leaves the vet’s office. The lost pet recovery part of the tag is useless if the tag isn’t registered. At the beginning of each month, we will charge the card on file for all the registrations from the previous month. You can pass the $2.99 fee onto your customer by including it in their bill.
Option 2: The pet owner can register the tag themselves. Notify your pet owners that they can scan the QR Code on the back of the tag, or go to www.PawFinders.com and enter the number manually, then follow the registration prompt, and pay the $2.99 fee. We have posters available on our Media Kit page. You can print the posters and hang them around the office, add them onto your website, post them on social media, etc. Follow Paw Finders on Facebook and Twitter to get helpful posts that you can share to your social media pages. The more you explain what the new tag is and how it benefits the pet owners, the more likely they are to register it.
A registered Paw Finders tag comes in handy should the pet ever get lost. The person who finds them can scan the QR Code, or enter the unique ID number on our website, to get the owner’s contact info. A registered Paw Finders tags means less calls to your office, and the owner gets their pet back faster.
2021 is the 2nd year of The Wildlife Society’s virtual conference and National Band & Tag will be exhibiting as a Bronze Sponsor. November 1 – 5, 2021, you will be able to chat virtually with our team while scrolling through all that the TWS virtual conference has to offer. NB&T specializes in identification for all your research and conservation needs. Our team of experts will be on hand to answer any questions about our conservation product line:
- Bird Bands – We offer Butt-End Bands that range in size from a hummingbird all the way up to a swan. Rivet bands are available for raptors and other birds of prey.
- Fish Tags – Both bands or self-piercing fish tags are available in a range of sizes from fingerlings up to 10+ lb. fish. Materials will last in fresh and saltwater.
- Turtle Flipper Tags – We offer flipper tags in Inconel and Incoloy material that will last in saltwater. We offer sizes for both small and large sea turtles.
- Ear Tags – NB&T manufacturers ear tags range in size from a mouse, all the way up to a moose. Metal ear tags are self-piercing. Plastic ear tags are also available in select sizes.
- Other Identification for Conservation Purposes – A few other tags we produce include Bat Wing Tags, Shrimp Eye Tags, Rabbit Ear Tags, and Pelt Tags.
We look forward to chatting with you at The Wildlife Society’s virtual conference!
Not attending the conference? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 859-261-2035.
National Band & Tag is constantly looking for new pictures of our tags in use. It’s the pictures from our customers that we use on our social media, website, catalog, and promotional items! As the manufacturer, once the bands and tags leave our factory, we don’t get to see them put on their final destination, such as an animal, piece of art, tree, or asset. We are asking all our customers for new pictures to use! By submitting your pictures here, your picture could be featured as our next #TagTuesday with a shoutout and link to your company. You can also email pictures, or any questions to [email protected].
WHAT ARE PROPERTY TAGS AND ASSET TAGS?
Property Tags and Asset Tags are forms of identification that show a piece of equipment, or any type of asset, belongs to your company. Tags can be something simple such as your company name and phone number. Or they can be highly customized with logos, barcodes, serial numbers, and multiple forms of contact information.
HOW CAN THIS BENEFIT MY COMPANY?
Properly identifying your property and assets can benefit your company by deterring theft and showing ownership. Serial numbers can assist employees in making sure they have the correct equipment. This also allows for asset management which is helpful for assets that move around a lot. QR Codes can be added to the tags which then allows employees to track important information about each item on a website. Proper asset management benefits your company by saving you time and money.
WHY PURCHASE NB&T TAGS?
As a family operated manufacturer, it is our mission to provide unique and innovative identification solutions. This means we can assist with small runs or large runs, tags with a simple design, or fully loaded tags. We have multiple tag shapes, sizes, and materials to meet the needs of any work environment.
Check out these examples of Property Tags and Asset Tags from our customers.
2021 is the 15th World Rabies Day, hosted by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear”. For rabies, fears, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and its prevention dates back hundreds of years. This year’s theme is focused on sharing facts about rabies, and not spreading fear about the disease by relying on misinformation and myths.
Facts: Facts are essential for raising disease awareness, preventing rabies cases, having the animal population vaccinated, and educating people about the dangers of rabies and how to prevent it. Without facts we would not have data for decision-makers to inform them of the serious nature of the disease. We would not be able to advocate for its elimination and the burden of the disease would remain unknown, resulting in tens of thousands of people and animals continuing to die from rabies each year. Let us use facts to raise awareness and educate others about rabies, a 99% fatal, yet 100% preventable disease.
Fear: The word “fear” has three meanings in this year’s theme. Firstly, it relates to the general fear caused by rabies, the fear people experience when encountering rabid animals, and the fear that people live with in communities plagued by rabies. The second meaning relates directly to the symptom of fear that people may experience when infected with rabies. Lastly, fear relates to the fear caused by ‘fake news’ or myths about rabies – making people afraid of vaccination, making people afraid to get their animals sterilized or vaccinated, and making people believe in ineffective treatments for the disease.
World Rabies Day was created to raise awareness and advocate for rabies elimination globally and is designed to unite all people, organizations, and stakeholders against rabies. World Rabies Day is held every year on September 28. This date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur, the first person to successfully create a vaccine against rabies. Collaboration is critical for success and everyone is encouraged to take part. The only way that we can eliminate rabies and end the needless suffering is by working together and uniting towards a common goal – the goal of Zero by 30. Learn more about World Rabies Day at: www.rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day
National Band & Tag Company is an avid supporter of rabies vaccinations, as a family owned manufacturer of rabies vaccination tags.
Tips For Designing Your Vineyard Row ID Tags
What info are you needing on your tags? We customize the tags with any information you want on them, so you will need to tell us what exactly you want. Usually, our customer’s tags feature info such as: block number, row number, clone, rootstock, grape type, year planted, logo, company name, etc. Knowing what text and artwork you want on your tags will help you in the next step, picking a tag style.
Which style tag should I get? We have multiple tag styles to choose from, but to help narrow it down for you, here are our most popular styles for Vineyard Tags.
- RECTANGLE TAGS: Style #14ARBOR: 3″x5″ with 5/32″ holes top & bottom. (These tag blanks are kept in stock so they will ship out faster). Style #14: Rectangle with rounded corners, comes in multiple heights/lengths, with the most common being 1-1/4″ x 4″. (Holes are usually are on the left and right side so the tag can be bent around a post and nailed in).
- ROUND TAGS: Style #116 (1-3/4″) and Style #93 (2″) are our two largest sizes for metal tags. If you want plastic tags, we offer Style #7366 that is 2-5/8″. There are limitations for the customization on plastic tags, but they do come in multiple colors. Please note that plastic tags will not last outdoors as long as our black UV stable aluminum. When ordering, please convey to your sales representative if you want radial or straight text.
Other Design Options:
- All true-type fonts are available. If you don’t specify, we will pick a basic font for you.
- Logos and artwork need to be a black and white, high resolution file. Learn more here.
- QR Codes and Barcodes are also available on metal tags.
If you have any questions about your Vineyard Row ID Tags, please contact us at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected], and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
Share pictures of your Vineyard Tags in action for the chance to be featured on our website and social media!
Why purchase your 2022 rabies tags from National Band & Tag?
- We have standard rabies tags and Paw Finders rabies tag options
- Low-cost leader
- Manufactured in America
- Multiple sizes available to fit both cats and dogs
- Your information, custom stamped to meet your rabies vaccination needs
- Annual order reminders are sent out each year after your first purchase
- Both 1-year and 3-year rabies tags are available
How to place your 2022 rabies tags order:
- Order Online
- Call us at 859-261-2035 to place an order over the phone with a customer service representative. (Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)
- Email your order to [email protected]
- Fill out the PDF order form and email, fax it (859-261-8247), or mail it to us
- Make changes to the order reminder you received in the mail and then email, fax, or mail it to us
August 15, 2021 is National Band & Tag’s 119th Anniversary!
As we celebrate this year, we’d like to thank our customers and employees for sticking with us through COVID-19.
NB&T’s President, Kevin Haas, says, “When I became President in 2019, I never imagined we’d be tested with something like the COVID-19 pandemic. But we managed to stay open for our customers, serving multiple essential industries. Even with COVID-19 regulations limiting us, our customers and employees understood, and we all worked together to keep products moving. Keeping everyone safe, following guidelines, implementing cleaning and social distancing were our top priorities. I am so proud of how well my fellow family members and our employees strove to keep everyone as healthy as possible. COVID-19 slightly delayed our newest product release last year. So, we are all excited about our new Paw Finders option for rabies tags which is rolling out right now. Another innovation in a long line of products providing unique and innovative identification solutions for many purposes. I am thankful to be a part of a company that has been around for 119 years and look forward to helping preserve National Band & Tag’s legacy for the next 119 years to come.”
National Band & Tag’s president, Kevin Haas, started in 1989 as the 3rd member of the 4th generation to start working for the family-owned company. He has spearheaded multiple advancements over the years such as developing our laser-etching options across multiple product lines, developing the fusion wing bands product line, automating a portion of our customized stamping process and co-developing the new Paw Finders Rabies Tag feature. Kevin has helped lead NB&T’s research and development for decades, contributing to National Band & Tag’s vision to be the #1 choice for identification bands and tags.
Our customer Taganize, Inc, by John Tengstrom, has given our plain aluminum tag an upgrade by adding a NFC (near-field communication) microchip! Taganize is a dog tag and dedicated website combo to manage your pet’s information. Now your dog will carry all of its information with it at all times, helping give you peace of mind.
Using your Android or iPhone, tap your smartphone against the tag and the dog’s profile immediately pops up. Have 24/7 access to veterinary records, dietary restrictions, and owner contact info incase the pet goes missing. You can also add other ID information to the profile, such as license tag, rabies tag, and microchip number. With Taganize, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what information you can store about your pet. Customize pages and download PDFs to fit your pet’s needs. An in-depth dog profile is helpful for not only pets with medical needs, but police dogs, dogs that frequently fly and travel, service dogs and more.
While we are enjoying summer vacation, schools will be starting up again soon. Order your school spirit keychains now so that you can greet your students on the first day with a school keychain! Keychains are also great to keep on hand as prizes for spirit rallies, perfect attendance, fundraiser winners, and other school functions. With over 160+ tag shapes, and 11 aluminum colors, we have a lot of different options to choose from. Batch Anodizing is also available to match your school’s color exactly. Sports teams, after-school clubs, specialty programs, etc. can order more personalized tags with the student’s name on it. Ball chains and O-rings are available to complete your custom school spirit keychain!
View more examples from our customers here.
During the pandemic, many restaurants have gotten rid of their paper menus and substituted in QR Codes that when scanned, leads to their menu online. This saved restaurants money on printing disposable menus, and time on cleaning menus. QR Codes printed on paper or labels, aren’t as durable as QR Codes engraved on metal. NB&T offers custom laser etched metal tags that can be used to created QR Coded Menu tags for your restaurant!
The first tag featured above is made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is a non-corrosive material, that will stand up to harsh cleaning chemicals used to clean tables. So the QR Code will never fade or be ruined. The second tag featured above is made from black UV stable aluminum material. These tags would be a great option for restaurants with outdoor seating or picnic tables, because this material will last outdoors for 20+ years. This picture is a great example of the multiple ways available to customize your QR Coded Menu tags.
You won’t ever need to update your tags, as long as you don’t change the URL. You just update the webpage your menu is on, and all the QR Codes will automatically lead to your updated page. When ordering tags, we will create the QR Code for you, we just need to know your URL, (EX: www.YourMenu.com). To get started, check out all the tag shapes and sizes we have available.
Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tag is the style #49. Metal ear tags are one-piece and self-piercing. Another identification option for your cattle is plastic ear tags. These tags are two-pieces, a female and male part. NB&T produces Flex-Lok ear tags, and is a distributor of plastic tags for AllFlex, Destron Fearing, and Perma-Flex. Metal ear tags for cattle are more economical compared to plastic ear tags. But plastic ear tags provide a highly visible number and has more color options.
NUES/ Brucellosis Tags – Can only be ordered by an accredited veterinarian. NUES tags are silver, and brucellosis ear tags are orange.
Sheep / Goat Tags
Custom Tags – Our most popular metal ear tags is the style #505 and the style #681. The #505 is the same style that is used for the official scrapie tag program. We also offer a few select styles of plastic ear tags for sheep and goats. Plastic ear tags will be two-pieces, while metal ear tags will be one-piece that is self-piercing.
Scrapie Tags – We produce the metal scrapie tags. For plastic scrapie tags, please contact the AllFlex Company at 833-727-2743. Metal ear tags can only be closed with our applicator, and the plastic tags can only be closed with an AllFlex applicator. To order scrapie tags from either company you will first need your Flock ID number, which you can get from calling the USDA at 866-873-2824.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
National Band & Tag manufactures asset identification tags for many purposes, but one of the more unique uses is for beehives! Our customer Robert Couchman with BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue goes in and safely removes honeybees from places they shouldn’t be in and re-locates them to his apiaries. He uses our tags on his beehives as part of his apiary management system. Numbered tags allow Robert to track which hives have been tested and treated for parasites, the queen of the hive, and many other important factors for keeping healthy honeybees.
Scout honeybees will go off in search of a new home, and sometimes the home they decide on, is not the most honeybee friendly place. You don’t want to suddenly stumble across a hive of fifteen to twenty thousand honeybees in your house, shed, roof, garage, etc. BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue in Wisconsin helps rescue and relocate honeybees as much as possible. Timing is key, with the best chance for successful relocation being in late March to early September. Early relocation allows the colony to establish a new hive, expand colony population, and store enough honey and pollen to survive a Wisconsin winter.
If you are interested in learning more about BEE KIND Honeybee Rescue and Robert’s work, check out his website: https://sewihoneybeeremoval.org/
If you are a beekeeper interested in starting your own asset tag management system, check out our large variety of customizable tags!
Tag Style 243 (1” x 2-1/8”) Plain Aluminum with numbering.
We offer a few different styles of flipper tags for sea turtles, such as the #1005-49, #1005-681 Monel, and #681 Inconel. But we now offer an even larger, #691 Incoloy turtle tag. By tagging sea turtles with flipper tags, we can learn more about their migratory patterns, growth rates, survival, and reproductive output. The more information we have on these beautiful creatures, the more we can do to help conserve them for the future.
Multiple conservation organizations use our flipper tags for identification.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – “We use National Band and Tag Company’s Style 681 Inconel Tag. We’ve found these to have the greatest retention and lowest corrosion rates of the various flipper tags we’ve tried in the past.”
Seaturtle.org – “The most commonly used Monel or Inconel flipper tags (Model Number 1005-681) are available from the National Band and Tag Company”
Celebrate turtles, and learn more about conserving them on May 23rd, with World Turtle Day! “The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.”
Use the chart below to compare National Band & Tag’s most popular wing band styles to find the right style for you. For additional help, call us at 859-261-2035 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.
898 Tab End
|Material||.020″ Aluminum (Colored Only)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored)||.025″ Aluminum (Plain or Colored) or Brass|
|Eyelets||None||Colored or Stainless Steel||None||None|
(Tag price only. Additional fees may apply. 2021 pricing)
|Stamping Limits (Max limit without an extensive setup fee)||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 10 characters each line||2 lines / 8 characters each line|
|Sealing Method||Bend tab over. (Not tamper resistant)||Eyelet seals (Tamper-resistant)||Tube seals forming its own eyelet (Tamper-resistant)||Self-piercing (Not tamper-resistant)|
(See individual pages for exact measurements)
(-2.75, -3, -3.5, -4)
(-2.75, -3 -4)
|1 size||1 size|
|Barcodes||Laser Etched: Yes (-2.75 and -3)
Fusion: Yes (-3 only)
|Fusion: Yes (-2.75 only)||Fusion: Yes||None|
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Newport, KY 41071, USA
PO Box 72430
Newport, KY 41072-0430, USA
Phone: (859) 261-2035
International Phone: +18592612035
Fax: 859-261-TAGS (8247)
E-Mail: [email protected]
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