Utility and Telephone Pole Tags

Every type of power, utility, or telecommunications pole must be inspected, which is a very time-consuming process. Power Pole Tags provide clear information on each pole which provides accurate data, thus making the inspector’s job easier and more efficient. National Band & Tag specializes in custom metal tags. We can create a multitude of looks on a variety of tag shapes to meet your needs. Check out some different material and customization options below:

MATERIAL:

The most popular material for power pole tags is UV stable Black Aluminum material because it is guaranteed to last outdoors for 20+ years. UV Stable Black Aluminum also has high visibility for easy reading with the white letters on a black background. Plain (silver) aluminum is also popular for simple, stamped, cost-effective tags. Non-corrosive stainless steel is another option for extremely harsh environments.

Utility and telephone power pole identification tags and markers

 

CUSTOMIZATION:

Pole Tags are custom made to meet your identification needs. Tags to mark the poles as assets may have a company logo on them (see tag featured above). For an inspection or inventory purposes, poles will need more information on them such as a unique identification number.

NUMBERING / TEXT: A stamped number on a tag is the simplest type of identification that we can provide. We specialize in sequential numbering and also offer custom numbering. With laser etching, we can change the text font, size, and thickness to your liking.

BARCODES (QR CODE, LINEAR, OR 2D DATA MATRIX): We offer three different types of barcodes that range from QR Codes leading to a website to a 2D data matrix that can hold a large variety of information. Click here to learn more about barcodes if you aren’t sure which one is best for your application.

Interested in seeing more samples of power pole tags from our customers? Click here to view more samples!

Power Pole Inspection and Treatment Tags

Companies who inspect, test, and treat power poles are going to need power pole tags! View more on the different tags we offer and their uses below.

Pole Inspection Tags
Field inspection services will contribute to the accuracy of identifying poles that should be restored or replaced and those that should be treated. Once a pole has been inspected and approved, it is identified as inspected with a small, plain aluminum tag. The 1 ¼” inch round tag, Style 137, and 1” inch round tag, Style 85, are two popular sizes for this.

Pole Treatment Tags
The Style 89 pie shaped tag usually has the type of treatment on it, and can be paired with the round tags.

Wood pole test and treatment solutions can help extended the life of a wood pole. Some of our customers even focus on environmentally friendly remedial treatments, designed to protect wood from decay, insects, and other wood destroyers.

Electric Public Utility and Electric Cooperative Tags
We manufacture pole asset tags for both public and cooperative utility companies. These type of tags are usually larger and more detailed with barcodes. The rectangle Style 14 is very popular. Below are power pole tags tested out by one of our customers who is a privately owned cooperative company in Georgia.

This electrical cooperative company uses our UV Stable Black Aluminum material for their Utility Pole Tags. They have been amazed at the longevity they’ve gotten out of their tags, especially since they are used outdoors. The photos here show one of their tags that was recently produced, and one that they just took off a Utility Pole after 11 years. The barcode still scans, and the numbering is still very readable! This material is fantastic in the elements, and is time-tested.

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 round 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 are help reduce pipe related accidents and pass safety inspections. The #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?

Brass Tags and the Industries that Use Them

Brass Tags are just one of the types of metal tags that NB&T offers. There are multiple reasons that an industry may require brass tags over other materials, such as corrosion resistance and ability to be used in high-temperature situations. Other industries may prefer brass tags because of their decorative, ornamental look.

Below is a list of some industries and applications that National Band & Tag serves with our brass tags.

Industrial

  • Automotive / Radiator Repair
  • Coal Mines / Mining Supply Stores
  • Industrial Suppliers / Distributors of: hydraulics, mechanical cylinders, lubrication equipment, air tools, hoists, presses, slings, wire ropes, harnesses, hoses, gaskets, cable, MRO/OEM parts and accessories.
  • Fasteners, pipes, valves, fittings, flanges
  • Hardware stores
  • Surveyors and Surveying Supply Stores
  • Office Supplies
  • Electrical appliances and contractors
  • Electrical Supply Stores
  • Remanufacturing of electrical-mechanical equipment
  • Transformer and substation apparatus installations, services, repair
  • Utility pole markers

Dog & Cat

  • Leather Dog Collar Manufacturers
  • Rabies Tags
  • License Tags

Tree

  • Memorial Tree Tags
  • Species I.D. Tags

Promotional and other uses

  • Keychains
  • Museum Plaques
  • Mail Box Name Plates

Not sure how to design your tag? Check out some examples from our other brass tag customers:

What bands and tags do you sell the most?

At NB&T we offer hundreds of bands and tags to choose from, all in a multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. We sell tags to various industries, including, but not limited to: poultry, cattle, lab animal research, companion animals, wildlife conservation and industrial applications.

With so many different tags to choose from, we took a poll amongst our customer service representatives and asked, “What bands and tags do you sell the most?”

(These numbers are not a true representation of our sales overall, but show what our customer service reps get the most phone calls about).

tag pie chart

Why We Love Tags, And You Should Too!

Tags come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and materials. They are used for hundreds of different applications that are a part of our everyday lives. One of the main reasons why NB&T loves tags, is because they can be completely customized to meet your identification needs. A few other reasons why we love making tags for our customers is because with proper identification, you can:

  • Quickly identify hazardous material
  • Keep employees safe
  • Comply with regulations and laws
  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Appear professional to customers
  • Keep accurate records
  • Have proper asset management
  • Protect your pets
  • Conduct accurate research
  • And more!

If you need help figuring out which type of tag is best for you, we recommend browsing through our website, checking out past blogs for helpful tips, or calling and talking to one of our sales representatives. Let NB&T be your #1 solution for all your identification needs!

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