Tent Tags for Tent Rental Services

tent ID tags

Have you ever shown up to a venue, started unrolling your tent, just to find out that you grabbed the wrong one? Or not have the right poles or frame? That’s no longer a problem when you properly identify all your rental tents with Tent Tags! After packing up your tent parts, make sure a tent tag is hanging outside of the bag, this will make finding the correct tent parts from your warehouse quick and easy. Properly identifying your assets helps your business reduce mistakes and increase efficiency. Keep your clients happy by installing the right tent the first time around, without having to run back to the store to get the correct tent top.

Any of our customizable tags can be laser etched to meet your tent inventory needs and include your logo, phone number, QR Codes, barcodes, website, etc. Just let us know what information you need on your tags.  Multiple colors are also available if you wish to color-code your tent inventory.

The blue tent tag above is our style 14, 3” x 2 1/8”. View our customizable rectangle tags here. Send your layouts/sketches to [email protected] for a free quote on your tent tags.

Leg Bands for Pet Ducks and Geese

leg bands for pet ducks and geese

The most popular way to know if one of your pet waterfowl are shot by a hunter is to band its leg with a band. Most of our customers like to stamp their name or farm name and phone number on their leg bands. Our aluminum leg bands can be customized with any text you would like (up to a certain character limit depending on band size), as well as multiple colors.

Mallards are usually a size 14.

Canadian Geese are usually a size 28.

Tags for the Automotive and Automotive Aftermarket Industries

The automotive industry has a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue.

The automotive aftermarket includes the maintenance and repair of various services and parts such as changing the engine oil, gear oil, brake oil, etc.

Below are what our current automotive customers are buying based on what they are manufacturing, repairing, or building for vehicles.

Asset Tags for Vehicle Manufacturers:

  • Style 14 – Rectangular shape with rounded corners that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.property ID tag for the automotive industry

Motor Manufacturers:

  • Style 1610 – Flat end wire markers that come in different materials and thicknesses.
  • Style 1615 – A Tongue and Slot Cable marker that can be variable in size.
  • Style 115 – 1 3/8” round tag with a 1/8” hole, fastened with Style 1525 (12” inch SS Wire) –
  • Style 141 – Oblong tag that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.
  • Styles 2702W1 / 2702W2 / 2702W3 – 3 different size write-on tags

motor manufacturing tags

Axle Manufacturers:

  • Style 1609 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: ½”, Body Length: 5/16”, Tongue Length: 4 11/32”
  • Style 1655 – Double hole tongue & slot cable tie
  • Style 141 – Oblong tag that can be customized in height and width to fit your needs.

axle manufacturing tags

Hose Manufacturers & Distributors:

  • Style 1602 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: 7/8”, Body Length: 1 1/2”, Tongue Length: 3 1/16”
  • Style 1606 – Tongue & Slot tag, dimensions are: Body Width: 1”, Body Length: 3/4”, Tongue Length: 3 1/4”

car hoses ID tags

Radiator Repair Shops:

radiator ID tags

View more examples of Automotive Tags Here.

Orange and Black Aluminum Tags

To celebrate Halloween, we are sharing some of our orange and black bands and tags! Did you know, almost all our styles of bands and tags can be made from orange or black .050″ colored aluminum, or .040” UV stable black aluminum?

Below are some examples of how stamping, paint fill, and laser etching can look like on orange and black tags.

orange and black aluminum tags

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween tonight!

Promotional Waterfowl Bands

In the Ducks Unlimited article, 15 Great Places to Hunt Waterfowl it lists top cities and areas in the United States and Canada to hunt all different species of waterfowl, such as mallards, Canadian geese, pintails, green-winged teal, mottled ducks, and more.

If your business is in the hunting industry and located in one of these popular waterfowl areas, try promoting your business with customized, promotional waterfowl leg bands! Have your company’s name, website, phone number etc. stamped on the band and hand them out to your customers to help spread the word and get repeat customers year after year. These fun souvenir bands make great giveaways for out of town people visiting to hunt. Customers can place the waterfowl leg bands on their lanyards and always have a reminder of your business.

Our style 1242-14 is the style used for mallard ducks, and a style 1242-28 is used on geese for those who want to be authentic. Otherwise our style 1242-24 is a popular size for promotional lanyard bands. All of our sizes and colors that are available can be viewed here.

Order today to have your customized bands in time for the upcoming season!

promotional waterfowl bands

Rabies Tags with No Year Date

Do you continuously run out of, or have too many Rabies Tags at your animal hospital or clinic? Don’t want to be limited by the date of when you can give your customers a Rabies Tag? Then try getting a Rabies Tag without the year date, or with just “20” stamped, so that you can hand stamp “19, 20, 21” etc., as needed. Our 2019 green bell (style 153) Rabies Tags can be customized to meet your needs, just let us know what you want stamped on your tags! Please note: aluminum rabies tags can be recycled at the end of the year if you have extra that you don’t need.

no year date rabies tag

Style 153 Green Bell

hand stamp sets

Style 1571 Number Hand Stamps

Hasco’s Flex-Lok Plastic Tags

As of May 9, 2016, National Band & Tag has acquired the Hasco Tag Company. One of Hasco’s product lines that we have kept on is the Flex-Lok Ear Tag line for livestock animals. These ear tags are different from other plastic ear tags because all male pieces have an open brass tip and it is the actual applicator pin that pierces the ear. We use a hot stamping machine to create large, black, permanently imprinted numbers and letters on the Flex-Lok ear tags. Multiple colors such as: Black, Blue, Green, Neon Green, Neon Orange, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, and Yellow, are available, but color availability is subject to change based on current stock. Please call for availability of a specific color in a certain style. For those who prefer plastic ear tags for their livestock over our metal ear tags, Flex-Lok is a great alternative.

Check out these pictures below of the Style 402F and 410M on some local cows, located close to NB&T’s facility.

cattle ear tag on a cow cattle ear tag on a cow cattle ear tag on a cow

 

Custom Geocache Trackable Game Pieces and Geocoins

Are you looking to customize your own geocache? Any of our metal tags can be made without a hole to give it more of a geocoin feel, or you can try pairing one of our O-Ring attachments with it to make it into a keychain. With over 160+ shapes and size tags to choose from, you can customize your geocache to be as unique as you want.

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Style 93 – Front & Back

The plain aluminum tag above is our style 93, made with no holes, paint-filled black, stamped with the family’s last name and a serial number on the front, and “Please take me and drop in your next geocache” on the back. (Please note, backside stamping may show through aluminum tags). The black aluminum tags below are laser etched on UV Stable Black Aluminum. Laser etched tags can include a QR Code, graphics, logos, and more. Add a QR Code or website URL along with a serial number to make your geocache trackable. Customize your text on any of our tags to indicate your geocache instructions on whether people can keep it or should move it.

custom geocache

Style 14

custom geocache

Style 244

Check out our website to view more tags shapes or contact us at 859-261-2035 for a free quote.

 

National Band & Tag’s 116th Anniversary

Today, August 15, 2018, marks National Band & Tag’s 116th Anniversary!

anniversary plaque

National Band & Tag Company was founded in 1902. On August 15, Joseph Haas opened a small shop in an abandoned barn in Newport, KY. Haas intended to manufacture poultry leg and wing bands. He knew little about poultry farming but had been informed that breeders were improving their flocks and it was necessary to use some sort of marker to distinguish one fowl from another. Visualizing the possibilities of a new industry, Haas went to work designing a few patterns of bands, crude at first, but with recommendations from customers and experimental projects, he was able to come up with bands that worked. By 1914 the business had grown so much that Haas moved to a larger location and started adding more animal identification product lines.

In 1939 Haas invented perhaps the most unusual NB&T product, Chicken Sunglasses. These small glasses with red lenses were designed to be held on the chicken’s beak with a cotter pin through the nostrils of the bird. As a cannibalistic animal, chickens are provoked by the sight of blood and will peck at each other, eventually killing off much of the flock. These red lenses prevented chickens from seeing the red blood and calmed their behavior. These have not been manufactured for many years and are now considered a collector’s item.

chicken glasses

Now in our 4th and 5th generation of family members, we manufacturer hundreds of styles of tags for multiple identification purposes such as: poultry, cattle, lab animal research, dog and cat rabies vaccinations, wildlife conservation, and industrial applications. We sell our products worldwide to 100 different countries and are excited to continue growing our business for another 116 years.

According to a Harvard Business School study, “70% of family-owned businesses fail or are sold before the second generation gets a chance to take over. Just 10% remain active, privately held companies for the third generation to lead”. How has National Band & Tag lasted all these years? We stand behind our company values:

VALUES

We are a responsive and resourceful family manufacturer, earning trust as we faithfully continue our legacy of:
• Planning success for generations to come
• Delivering accuracy with every order
• Operating with honesty and integrity
• Adapting our products across multiple categories to provide the best solution

1-Year vs. 3-Year Rabies Tags

Veterinarians have the option of giving pets a 1-year or 3-year rabies vaccine, but what they might not realize, is that they need the correct tag material to match! 3-year rabies tags need to last longer on a pet’s collar, so thicker or stronger material is required.

1-year rabies tags can use our standard .050 aluminum. For 3-year rabies tags we recommend .064 aluminum (which is thicker than .050) or a stainless-steel rabies tag.

Check out what can happen if you try to use a .050 aluminum for a 3-year tag. Over time, the material will eventually stretch and become difficult to read from wear, and rubbing against the animal’s fur.

1 YEAR AND 3 YEAR RABIES TAGS1 YEAR AND 3 YEAR RABIES TAGS

Shown: Style 221

Please contact us with any questions.
We look forward to providing your clinic 1-year and 3-year rabies vaccination tags!

169 Dog & Cat Tags

dog and cat tags


169 dog & cat tag shapes

13 materials (color) (Aluminum – 11 colors) brass, and stainless steel.

3 engraving options, (stamped, laser etched, hybrid)

21 hole and slot options

2 paint fill options (black or white)

= 276,822 ways to customize your tag


And that’s not even including other customization options such as: backside stamping, laser etched barcodes, logos, decorative corners, packaging options, reinforced eyelets, wet tumbling and more.

Don’t like any of our 169 shapes? Have your own shape made! Pay a onetime charge to have your own shape created. Contact us for a quote.

Flag of Tags

While tags are meant for identification, they can also be used for art! We decorated our office with an American Flag made entirely out of tags with adhesive backing. Some of our customers use our tags as keychains, or for crafts with kids, and more.

Made in America

Our flag of tags is made of red, white and blue aluminum material. The rectangles are our style 14 tags are 1-1/4” x 4-7/8”. The stars are our style 363.

To help get you ready for 4th of July, here are some fun facts about the American flag.

  • Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the American flag on June 14, 1777.
  • For a while, the U.S. added stripes and stars to the flag when welcoming new states. At one point, the flag has 15 stripes and 15 stars. As the country continued to add new states, they decided to go back to the 13 stripes for the original 13 colonies.
  • The colors of the flag have important meanings. Red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
  • When the flag can no longer be repaired or used, it must be destroyed in a dignified matter, such as burning.

Tongue & Slot Tags for Electrical Wire Harnesses

What do automobiles, construction machinery, and aircraft have in common? They all have lots of wires inside of them! These wires and cables are all bound together into a wire harness. The cables are bound together by straps, cable ties, electrical tape, conduit, etc., to keep all the wires together in an easy to handle bundle. Wire harnesses make installation of them easier, as well as optimize space. To make sure that you have the correct wires in the harness, or that the harness is correctly put into place, proper identification is key. National Band & Tag’s tongue and slot style tags are perfect for wire harnesses because they come in multiples sizes, and can be customized with your information.

tongue and slot tags

Contact us today for a free quote on any of our tongue and slot style tags for wire harnesses.

National American Eagle Day

June 20th is National American Eagle Day! This day is used to commemorate the anniversary of the Bald Eagle being selected as our National Symbol, to celebrate its physical recovery to America’s skies, and to observe the American values, ideals, and attributes for which it stands.

eagle wearing a leg band

On June 20, 1782, the Bald Eagle was selected as the U.S.A.’s National Emblem, and in 1995, the American Eagle Foundation was able to get President Bill Clinton to recognize the first American Eagle Day.

Bald Eagles almost went extinct in the 1960’s due to loss of habitat, but they were brought off the endangered species list in 2007 due to the work of conservationists and strict protection laws. To better learn about eagles and to conserve them is where National Band & Tag comes in with our aluminum Lock-On Leg Bands and Rivet Leg Bands. These custom stamped and numbered leg bands help researchers and conservationist track eagles and learn more about them.

Aluminum Lock-On Bands have a tab that folds over and can be sealed using pliers while the Rivet Band uses pop rivets and a pop rivet gun to seal the rivet band around the bird’s leg. These unique features make these bands great for eagles and other birds of prey.

Bald Eagle: Size 8A or 9
Golden Eagle: Size 9, 9A or 9C

(These sizes are recommended from the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory and should only be used as a guide. NB&T is not responsible for incorrect sizes being ordered based on these recommendations.)

leg bands for eagles

Lock On Band

leg bands for eagles

Rivet Bands

To participate in Nation American Eagle Day, try various activities such as visiting the eagles at your local zoo, donating to an eagle conservation program, viewing live eagle nest cameras, or posting on social media using the hashtag #NationalAmericanEagleDay.

June is National Dairy Month

Before June was National Dairy Month, it started in 1937 by grocery organizations sponsoring “National Milk Month.” By 1939, June became the official “Dairy Month” as a way to distribute more milk during the warm summer months. This month is also used to encourage families to make milk their beverage of choice, and drink more milk for its nutritious benefits.

National Band & Tag provides metal ear tags for dairy farms, dairy associations, DHIA (Dairy Herd Information Associations), dairy cow veterinarians, and genetic companies to I.D. all their dairy cows.

Learn more about National Dairy Month from the Dairy Alliance.

 

The Round Tag that Meets All Your Needs

NB&T’s most popular style of tag the # 137 a 1-¼” inch round tag that can be used for multiple applications across numerous industries. Check out a few of the top applications we see for this style of tag.

Crematory Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Crematoriums, Mortuaries, Funeral Homes, Pet Cremations

USE: 304 Stainless Steel stamped tags are used to identify both human and pet remains as they go through the cremation process to ensure proper identification at all times. 304 Stainless Steel tags will not melt in the crematorium, so they are able to go in the fire and stay with the remains.

 

Tree Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Landscape Architecture Firms, Plant Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, Tree and Lawn Care Services, Lumber Production Companies, Arborist Consultants, Tree & Stump Removal, Arborist/Forestry Supply Stores

USE: There are many types of tree tags available, but a stamped #137 is popular for the above companies because their main goal is to number and identify specific trees. The trees could be numbered for a multitude of reasons, from labeling diseased trees, trees to cut down or save, trees to trim and more. A plain aluminum 137 is durable enough to last outside, while also being discreetly visible on the tree.

 

Dog & Cat Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Veterinarians, Municipalities, Cities, Counties, Humane Societies, Animal Shelters, Kennels, Animal Hospitals, and Clinics.

USE: Rabies Tags indicate that an animal has had its rabies vaccine. Cities and counties use License Tags to show that your pet has been licensed in that area. General dog and cat I.D. tags are used by animal shelters, humane societies, SPCA’s, etc. to I.D. the animals in that company’s care.

 

Survey Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Surveying Companies, Survey and Mapping Equipment Suppliers,

USE: These tags have a hole in the middle for a nail to go through so that it can be attached to the ground, trees, and other objects for surveying and mapping points of land. Usually, the surveyor’s license number is stamped on the tag.

 

Pole Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Power Pole Inspection Companies, Utility Companies, Wood Pole Manufacturers

USE: Pole Tags are used on power poles, telecommunication poles, and other wood poles to identify that they have been inspected. Pole Tags can range from a small, simple stamped tag with the year on it, to a large barcoded tag that makes inspection easier by scanning the barcode.

 

Valve & Pipe Tags:

COMPANY TYPES: Chemical, Petroleum, Gas, Utility Companies

USE: Valve & Pipe Tags identify the flow of what is inside the pipes and relay important information and identification at the point of need. These tags help reduce pipe related accidents and pass safety inspections. #137 is popular for this because it is a visible size, but not in the way, and can dangle off the valve.

 

What would you use the style #137 – 1 ¼” inch round tag for?

Treated for Emerald Ash Borer Tree Tags

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive species of beetle from Asia that is killing ash trees all over the United States. Cities where the emerald ash borer is present, are protecting their public ash trees while encouraging residents to treat their private ash trees.

Once a tree has been treated, it is marked with a metal tag saying that was treated, and other indicators such as the year or a serial number.

Are you a tree service company or city department who is treating ash trees for the Emerald Ash Borer? Then contact us today for a free quote on your customized “EAB Treated” tags. Our tree tags come in a variety of shapes and sizes to meet your customization needs. EAB Tags are usually nailed into the tree at eye level to ensure they can be seen. 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!

EAB tree tag treated for emerald ash borer tag treated for EAB tree tag treated for EAB tag tree tag with arc text custom treated for emerald ash borer tree tag

Boat Hull Identification Tags

A hull identification number, or HIN, is the unique serial number assigned to a boat. HIN tags are a federal requirement, and are used to identify boat manufacturers defects, recalls, and help in theft situations.

Are you a boat owner in need of a new HIN (Hull Identification) Tag? As of January 1, 2017, before taking any action related to a boat imported or manufactured on or after November 1, 1972, the issuing authority must determine whether the vessel has a properly formatted hull identification number. HIN numbers are 12 characters long like the examples below.

 

OUR HIN TAGS ARE GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!

To order your HIN Tag(s) – Fill out the order form here.

Construction Safety Week

This week, May 7 – 11, 2018 is Construction Safety Week.

The Mission of Construction Safety Week is to collectively raise awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.

National Band & Tag supports safety in the construction industry by providing innovative identification solutions to meet industry regulations and needs. Proper identification of equipment, pipes, rigging, and lifting is very important in maintaining safety so that equipment is used correctly, chemicals are handled and disposed of appropriately, and wire, valves, etc. are properly marked.

Here are some of our tags that are used in the construction industry:

Wire Rope Tags & Chain Sling Tags
Used to identify wire ropes and chain slings in the rigging and lifting industry.

wire rope tag

Valve Tags
Used to identify valves and pipes in multiple industries, including, but not limited to: chemical, oil, water, and more.

valve tag

Inspection Tags
Can be customized to meet the needs of any piece of equipment or item that needs to be inspected. Even if it needs to be inspected monthly or annually.

inspection tag

Cable Markers
Identify and keep cables organized on site. Never have a mix up of the wrong cable getting installed in the wrong spot.

cable markers

Custom Plate Tags
Does anything need to be identified on your construction site that is unique? Custom plate tags are available with multiple size, material, and style options available.

plate tags

Learn more about Construction Safety Week at http://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/

Arboretum Tree Tags – Meeting Arbor Day Foundation and ArbNet Credentials

At National Band & Tag, we custom manufacture a variety of tree tags. Some NB&T customers have won awards from the Arbor Day Foundation or ArbNet, such as Tree City USA and Tree Campus USA. Below are their tags that we made. Are you an NB&T Arboretum Tag customer who has won an award? Comment below to be featured!

Tree City USA – Arbor Day Foundation
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

tree city USA tag

Tree Campus USA – Arbor Day Foundation
The Tree Campus USA program helps colleges and universities around the county establish and sustain healthy community forests.

tree campus tag

tree tag

Tree Line USA – Arbor Day Foundation
The TreeLine USA® program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

Idaho Power Company

ArbNet Accreditation
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.

Arboretum tag

Ready to have an NB&T Arboretum Tag (Style # 14Arbor) for your trees? View pricing, information, and more design examples here.