Customer Testimonial: “Great service! It was a joy working with Hodges Badge Company. I placed my order on short notice and they worked with me to make sure the award I ordered arrived on time and the quality is excellent. I recommend using them for all your special occasion needs.” ~ BCMS
It’s that time of year again, the season of giving. A great time and opportunity for you to say thank you to your members, volunteers, employees or customers with a gift.
This year we are offering a new line of holiday coasters that are not only functional but an aesthetically pleasing way to get your company name or organization on everyone’s mind.
We have 12 exclusive stock designs created by our in-house art department. ( And Yes, they can help you make a custom design to put on a full color custom printed coaster as well if you prefer your own design.)
Each 4” x 4” coaster is 3/8” thick natural tumbled stone and features cork backing, a full color design printed directly on the stone and space to add a personal message.
Other great ideas on www.hodgesbadge.com/gifts are full color custom printed mugs, key chains, luggage tags, ornaments, license plates, stall plaques, frames, photo albums, label pins and much more. We have over 70 specialty awards and gifts from which to choose.
Hodges is leading one of the hottest trends in custom award medals- adding glitter to die cast medals to create that WOW factor for our customers. We introduced our custom GEM medal product line in 2013, which was one of our most successful product launches in our history!
Our customers have asked for more, so we have been busy developing new products which take advantage of the WOW factor provided by adding glitter. Late last year we introduced GEM Dog Tags and recently also have introduced our new GEM Tag Medals , available with a grosgrain, Millennium, or satin ribbon.
New color variations for the RSG medal will also be announced this summer.
Check our blog frequently this summer to learn about more of our new products and special offers.
“We’re having a SALE this weekend! Definitely come back tomorrow to see what you can SAVE!”
For Immediate Release
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (October 9, 2015) – Rick Hodges, President of Hodges Badge Company, announced the opening of their new manufacturing facility in Washington, Missouri today. The 82,000 square foot building consolidates all of the firm’s Missouri activities under one roof for the first time in many years. Hodges previously operated from two separate buildings elsewhere in Washington Missouri.
Speaking at the grand opening celebration today, CEO Rick Hodges and General Manager Jolyn Maune praised the hard work of the Hodges team and of all the contractors who worked to make this day possible. In particular, Hodges thanked Washington Engineering and Architecture for their design work, Lewis & Associates (Project Management) and Sieve Contractors (steel and metal building work). The project was financed by the Bank of Franklin County.
Members of the Hodges family traveled from all over the US to attend this event. During the ceremonies, Hodges Board Chairman Jim Hodges said, “When we first considered Washington for our second plant location, everyone in the community, from Dick Oldenburg, then the community development director, to the banks, contractors, and the entire business community welcomed us with open arms. Of course, these people would benefit from our arrival. But what it conveyed was that Washington was looking for new business and wanted to grow. And grow it has. In 1987, when we were looking for a building site it would have been easy to pick any of a hundred towns, but we wanted one that was business friendly and looking to grow because then our investments would grow with the town. They have. We believe that Washington’s growth will continue, and our investment in this new building along with it.”
Mr. Hodges stated that the company currently employs 65 people in Washington, a number that is expected to rise in the coming years. In fact, the company is looking for new employees in both Rhode Island and Missouri. This new building includes facilities for Customer Service, rosette and ribbon manufacturing, engraving, and trophy production. Medals will also be added to the lines produced in Missouri in 2016.
About Hodges Badge Company, Inc.
Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is the country’s leading manufacturer of quality custom awards. The company manufactures custom award ribbons, custom rosettes, medals, plaques, presentation silver, crystal, badge ribbons, sashes and buttons.
Founded in 1920 by William F. Hodges, Hodges Badge Company, Inc. is headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, with manufacturing facilities in Rhode Island and Missouri. The company employs 100 people in Portsmouth, RI and 65 people in Washington, Mo. The company sells its products via catalogs and the Internet. Primary markets include equestrian events, dog shows, fairs/4-H, swimming, gymnastics, and schools.
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It was a lot of hard work by a lot of hard workers this summer to move our manufacturing plant to a new building. Jeff Hodges, the next generation gives us a different perspective on our move.
From a young age I’ve been exposed to my family’s manufacturing business, Hodges Badge Company, but it wasn’t until this summer that I got out of the office and into the manufacturing area that I really started to understand it.
I’ve spent the better part of every summer since I was about twelve working at the family business in one role or another, some summers were spent cutting the grass, others spent in sales and marketing, I even spent one summer working on product videos for the web – but this summer was different.
In November of last year we began a large project to develop a new building in Missouri. We’ve had manufacturing there for 25+ years but it always lagged behind our other facility in Portsmouth, RI – the one I’d grown up in. I…
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