NEW! Blank Tags Quick Ship

National Band & Tag’s newest service for the industrial marketplace is the Industrial Blank Tag Quick Ship!

This new service allows customers to order sets of 100 blank stainless steel tags, up to 10 sets (1,000 tags) and they will be quickly shipped within two business days! As a manufacturer, we produce all our tags in-house, and it typically takes at least a week to manufacture blank tags. But we listened to our customers and we responded, with a way to get your blank tags faster!

We currently have three different sizes available for the quick ship service: 1” x 3” inches, 1.25” x 3 inches, and 1.5” x 3” inches.

Our .030” stainless steel tags have a type 304 2B finish, which is dull, not attracted to magnets and is non-corrosive.  Tags also come with two 1/8” holes on the right and left side. This is our most popular hole size and is great for making tags easily attachable to pieces of equipment, pallets, shelves, and other assets.

Blank tags allow you to stamp or engrave your own information on-site when you need it, such as serial numbers, dates, inspection checks, inventory counts, and more! Click the link below to be taken to the online order form for the Industrial Blank Tag Quick Ship!

stainless steel rectangular blank tags


Celebrate “World Rabies Day” with National Band & Tag

World Rabies Day is approaching! September 28th is the day that brings awareness to rabies worldwide.  It is estimated that over 40,000 people in the US are exposed to rabies each year.  This exposure could come from your own dog or cat or after your dog or cat had an encounter with a raccoon, skunk, fox or a bat that has rabies.  People have associated rabies as an issue for dogs, but in 2009 there were 3 times more cat rabies cases reported than dogs, 81 to 300.  Rabies as a global issue affects 55,000 people and the cost associated with rabies is estimated to be more than $300 million in the US alone.

So, protect your family and pets and remember to get your dog and cat their rabies vaccination shot.  And don’t forget to change the tag on their collar.  The shape and color of the recommended tag changes every year.  There are 4 shapes and colors that are recommend by NASPHV and the shape for 2016 is the red heart.  The shape for 2015 was the green bell.  These shapes and colors are recommended for the 1 year vaccination.  By having the proper tag on, health officials will be able to determine if your animal is up to date with their vaccination.  This might just help keep your dog or cat alive.

For more information about rabies you can go to the CDC website:

White Nose Syndrome – Bat Tags

fruit batDid you know, bats are crucial to our ecosystem, without them the insect population would grow out of control, and ecosystem balance would be completely thrown off? Many species of bats have been put on the endangered species list with the Indiana bats’ population dwindling down to just a few caves in the country. A contributor to the dwindling of the bat population is White Nose Syndrome. White Nose Syndrome (WNS) causes bats to grow a white fungus on the skin of the muzzle, ears, and wings. This fungus causes the bats to come out of hibernation in the winter and is detrimental to bat populations, as bats cannot survive in the winter with the cold temperatures and lack of food. The infected and healthy bats have to be tracked and carefully monitored to make sure the populations do not suffer further.

At National Band and Tag Company, we manufacture tags for bats, which help in the process of identifying non-infected bats. Our bat tags are lightweight tags that bends over the wing and don’t pierce the membrane. Click the image below to learn more.

bat tags

National Chicken Wing Day – Chicken Wing Bands

The people of the United States love chicken! July 29 was deemed National Chicken Wing Day by the city of New York where Buffalo Wings were first invented. More chickens are raised for food than all other land animals combined, and Americans alone consume 8 billion chickens a year. Most of these chickens are farm-raised for different fast-food chains and grocery stores. These large corporations raise hundreds of thousands of chickens and need to identify them.

At National Band and Tag, we love chickens and love to make bands for chickens!

For this purpose, we make identification wing bands and leg bands for the chickens in order to track, breed, process, and produce chicken. Our most popular style of wing bands are metal. They can be closed without an applicator and can be laser etched with numbers and bar codes. We have many different styles of bands, colors, and options depending on your needs. Let National Band & Tag help you with all of your identification needs today!

tab end wing band

Tab End Wing Bands – Style 898

zip wing bands

Zip Wing Bands – Style 890

jiffy wing bands

Jiffy Wing Bands – Style 893

To learn more about National Chicken Wing Day check out:

Online Order Form – Red Heart Rabies Tags

westie dog with rabies tagIt’s time to order Rabies Vaccination Tags! The NASPHV recommended tag shape for 2016 is the Red Heart.

We offer 7 styles of the Red Heart Rabies Tags and can custom stamp with your clinic details. We use top quality material and strive to ensure your lettering/numbering is stamped accurately, straight, and deep.

We’ve made the process easy by creating an Online Order System where you can preview your stamping on the tag. If you are a returning customer, just log in with your username and password from last year. You can make edits to your tag on file and submit your order quickly and easily.

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Gone Fishin’ – Fish Tags

For many people who are avid fishermen or just like to fish recreationally, the summer is their favorite season; the fish are abundant and biting while the weather is nice and warm. As it gets hotter, the lake starts to sound pretty good or waking up in the cool mornings to go cast when the fish are biting.

How does National Band and Tag fit into this picture?

fish tagWe make fish bands and tags to help track the fish populations, especially when it comes to recreational fishing. The fish populations in different lakes/ bodies of water are crucial to that ecosystem. Banding the fish with fish tags helps to make sure the fish populations stay in the desired range to help maintain balance in the different ecosystems. Notify park rangers/ people in charge of the area you fish in when you catch a fish with a tag or band to help track fish populations!



Emerald Ash Borer

emerald ash borerThis emerald, metallic- looking beetle has become a nightmare for Ash Trees all over the United States. The beetle originated in Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea. By accident, it arrived in the United States stowed away on cargo imported from Asia. The Emerald Ash Borer causes ash trees to lose 30-50% of their canopy after 2 years of infestation, and death within 3-4 years.

So how can you save your ash tree from this pest? First, you have to save your tree by getting it treated. Ash trees get treated through injections into the trunk close to the ground. After your tree has been treated effectively, then National Band & Tag comes in.

EAB tree tag We sell tree tags that can be used as identification for the trees that have been treated. These tags come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are nailed into the tree, usually at eye level to ensure they can be seen and are stable. If you have an Ash tree that you think might be infected, please get it tested and treated to help stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer!


Made in America!

239 years ago from this Saturday, the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain. Since then we have accomplished so much and have gone from a nation of 13 colonies to a nation of 50 states. America is all about being proud and working hard to achieve success.

National Band and Tag loves America too, that’s why we proudly manufacture in Newport, Kentucky.

As a family owned and operated manufacturer in America, we are so happy to celebrate this Fourth of July! We are a family business living the American Dream and are thankful for our customers who make it possible. Enjoy your barbecues, fireworks, and parades this Saturday and remember to celebrate our freedom and our country.

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National Safety Month – Part 2

The National Safety Council uses June to observe National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Last week we discussed how using colored aluminum tags can help label dangerous areas in the workplace. This week we want to focus on the OSHA-NSC alliance. One of OSHA’s newer requirements and one of National Band & Tag’s newest product lines is Wire Rope and Chain Sling Tags!

These tags help keep workers in the rigging and lifting industry safe. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires that all wire rope and chain slings be identified at all times with specific information such as the work load limit, angle limitations and vertical, choker, and basket limitations. Our tags help keep workers safe with proper identification which is important in this industry with large pieces of material and equipment being lifted.

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To learn about more ways you can stay safe in the workplace and at home all year long check out:

National Safety Month – Part 1

The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month with the focus being on reducing injuries at work, in our homes, on the road and in our communities. The National Safety Council has been the leading advocate on safety for over 100 years. According to NSC there are nearly eleven American worker fatalities on the job each day.

No company wants to have injuries; this is how National Band & Tag can help reduce injuries in your workplace.

Here at National Band & Tag we offer a variety of safety tags that come in colors that coordinate to levels of safety. For example, using red colored tags to signify danger, or yellow to express caution under certain circumstances. These colored tags are convenient for labeling your workplace based on colors or use large letting to catch worker’s attention and help ensure safety. Let National Band & Tag help make your workplace safer for your workers today!


1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Style 14)
Shown with Optional 1/8″ Holes
Red Aluminum

flame detector

1 3/4″ (Style 116)
Shown with Standard 1/8″ Hole
Red Aluminum

gas corp tag

1 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ (Style 14)
Shown with Optional 1/8″ Holes
Red Aluminum

elevator inspection tag

1 1/4″ x 3″ (Style 144)
Yellow Aluminum

inspection tag

1 7/8″ x 5″ (Style 14)
Shown with Standard 1/8″ Holes
Black UV Stable Aluminum

How much do you love your pet?

Happy Pet Appreciation Week! Every year the first full week of June is Pet Appreciation Week (June 7-13, 2015) dedicated to your beloved pets! A pet is so much more than just an animal, they are a symbol of companionship, love and happiness. Some people even consider their pet to be a family member! So make sure to give your pet extra attention this week while also following some National Band & Tag tips for caring for your dog!

Tip #1.) Get your pet their license.

Did you know, it is the law to have your pet licensed? Many states require you to renew their license annually! Dog licenses on average cost $10-$20 dollars which is less than the fine you will pay if your dog is caught without a license. Other benefits include improving chances of animals being returned if lost and license fees support local animal shelters.

Tip #2.) Get your pet up to date on their rabies vaccination.

Depending on what state you live in, your pet may receive annual rabies vaccinations or receive them every three years. Rabies is a severe viral disease of the central nervous system that can be passed by salvia. The most common method of transfer is an infected wild animal such as a bat, fox, raccoon, or skunk biting your pet and infecting them. Rabies vaccinations are also required by law in all states.

Tip#3.) Get your pet a name tag.

This is simply a tag with your pet’s name on one side and your contact information on the back so if your pet is found they can be easily and quickly returned to you!

In all, your pet should have 3 tags on them at all times, pet license tag, rabies vaccination tag and name tag. This will help ensure that if they get lost they will be returned to you while also following all the laws!

Happy Pet Appreciation Week from National Band & Tag Company!

2016 Rabies Vaccination Tag Options
(Style Numbers are below tag)

2016 rabies tags

National Dairy Month

The month of June is dedicated to the hard working dairy farmers all over the country that produce one of America’s most valued items: Milk. Milk is produced in all 50 states of America and the farm value of milk production is second only to beef among livestock. Most everyone in the world consumes dairy in their daily diet. It’s safe to say that dairy is pretty important to the economic production of America.

National Dairy Month started as National Milk Month in 1937, but over the years has turned into National Dairy month to recognize the hard work of the dairy industry. But what would the dairy industry be without the dairy cows? When you have that many cows to keep track of, life can become hectic unless they are tagged and accounted for.

Here at National Band and Tag Company we make quality livestock ear tags including plastic ear tags and metal ear tags that come in many different styles, sizes and colors. These tags can be customized with your ranches name, barcodes, numbering and more. We also have RFID tags, AIN Tags and Lifechips for all your livestock identification needs!

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RFID Livestock Ear Tags

RFID Livestock Ear Tags

Destron Fearing Plastic Ear Tags

destron fearing plastic ear tags

America The Brave – Hero Bracelets

In recognition of Memorial Day this past Monday (5/25/15), we’d like to honor the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and was established in May of 1868 to honor the fallen soldiers that fought valiantly. As John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” We take pride in this country and our home, and Memorial Day reminds us each year that freedom comes at a price and we will always be thankful to our brave soldiers.

To honor these soldiers and to remember those who protect our country, National Band & Tag has formed a partnership with to create customizable Hero Bracelets and G.I. Military Style Dog Tags. These are proudly manufactured here at National Band and Tag Company in the United States of America. At you can customize a metal bracelet where $2.00 from each bracelet will go to the military branch, first responder, or family support organization of your choice. The first organization donated to was The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and they now donate to 11 other organizations! The bracelets can be made from either copper, anodized aluminum, leather, or sterling silver and can come in a multitude of colors.

Check out for more info and to order!

leather hero bracelet

Leather Hero Bracelet

black aluminum hero bracelet

Black Anodized Aluminum Hero Bracelet

pink aluminum hero bracelet

Pink Anodized Aluminum Hero Bracelet

GI military style dog tag

GI Military Style Dog Tag

Sea Turtle Conservation

The Endangered Species Act states that all six species of sea turtles living in U.S. waters are either endangered or threatened and need to be protected. Sea turtle season is upon us as the weather starts to warm up and sea turtles start to nest. Peak nesting times are from June to July and one of the best times for researchers to tag female turtles is after they have laid their eggs on the beach. Researchers use these tags to track migration patterns, population, nesting habits and more. The data collected helps to monitor and improve the conservation of sea turtles.

How can National Band & Tag Company help with sea turtle conservation?

We offer self-piercing tags that are made of Monel or our special 681IC style is also available in Inconel (Inconel is a family of austenite nickel-chromium-based superalloys.) The Inconel material stands up to the harsh salt water environment and is the perfect size for a turtle’s flipper. Sea turtle tags are usually stamped with a unique number on one side and a return address on the other side (so people can contact the researchers to report a tagged turtle).

How can you help? If you find a tagged turtle make sure to contact the address on the tag with as much information as possible. The number on the tag, the date you found it, how you found it, and the condition of the turtle are a few key pieces of information. Another way to help is to keep beaches clean of trash and to not interfere with nesting turtles or hatchlings.

sea turtle tagSea Turtle Tags – Style 1005-681


National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month! This month is used to bring awareness to electrical safety and was started by Electrical Safety Foundation International (EMSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety for at home and in the workplace. According to EMSI, “Electricity ranks sixth among all causes of occupational injury in the United States.” Also, data collected by the National Safety Council indicated that electrical hazards cause nearly one workplace fatality a day.

Are you ready to do your part to promote electrical safety within your business? Let National Band & Tag help!

We have a variety of wire and cable markers available to make identifying your business’s wires a breeze! By properly identifying wires you can make electrical repairs easier, know what each wire leads to, identify live wires, keep them organized and most importantly keep your employees safe!

Call us today with your identification challenges. 859-261-2035

Electrical Safety Products

electrical safety wire markers

Metal Wire Markers

wrap around wire marker

Wrap Around Tags

aluminum cable ties

Aluminum Cable Ties (Slot & Tongue)

Learn more about National Electrical Safety Month at:

Bird Flu – What We Can Do To Help

The USDA has confirmed numerous cases of bird flu (avian influenza) since December 2014. It’s been reported in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease is not limited to any one type of flock, as it has been found in wild birds as well as backyard and commercial poultry flocks. Click here for a current map of the US areas affected.

To help curb the problem the USDA has plans in place, which include surveillance, reporting, biosecurity, movement control, vaccination and depopulation. All of these plans require diligent tracking and tagging of birds. That’s where we come in.

At National Band & Tag, we’ve been providing banding and tagging solutions for birds for over 100 years. We manufacture wing bands, adjustable leg bands and non- adjustable leg bands, as well as hundreds of other products. These styles, specifically, can be helpful tools in the quarantine, eradication, monitoring, and testing processes.

If you have questions, or would like more information about the solutions we offer, give us a call at 859-261-2035. We’d be happy to help.

Specific Products that May Be Useful for Bird Flu Prevention

Poultry Wingbands – Style 681681

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