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Our factories: The IDenticard difference

A look at IDenticard's unique manufacturing process

  • Quality products come directly from the source
  • Primary manufacturing facility in Milwaukee
  • All facilities compliant with OSHA regulations

Aside from top-flight customer service and high-quality products, IDenticard offers the additional advantage of allowing customers to buy directly from the source. We manufacture the majority of our products in our own factories, including our flagship factory in Milwaukee.

American-made products from an U.S. institution

IDenticard is proud to be an American company and proud to be a part of a larger United States-based corporation. IDenticard was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, PA. We are a part of Brady Corporation, which was founded in Wisconsin and is currently headquartered in Milwaukee.

Unlike many identification companies, we offer a number of products that are produced domestically, all of which are manufactured at our Milwaukee factory. These products allow our customers to feel good about supporting a domestic operation while also providing increased peace of mind due to the knowledge that the goods are being produced in a socially responsible environment.

Many of our domestically made products meet Buy America and Trade Agreement Act standards. Our Milwaukee factory is a modern facility that takes every precaution necessary to protect our workers and to make sure your products are produced in a safe, socially responsible environment.


American standards with overseas production

As part of Brady Corporation, IDenticard also produces a number of goods in our American-standards factory in Xiamen, China (seen at right and at the bottom of the page). There, we manufacture the majority of our lanyards, badge reels, strap clips and badge holders.

While factories in Asia usually have a negative connotation, you can rest easy: Brady is a company with strong ethical values and adheres to American regulations at all of our facilities, meaning our China factory meets the same health and safety standards as factories in the United States.

Our 160,000 square foot factory is in Xiamen, China, and employs over 400 people. This factory is ISO-9001:2015 certified, has received its Work Safety Standardization from the Chinese government and meets U.S. OSHA safety requirements. Along with manufacturing, our factory performs tasks like dye sublimation, weaving, silk screen printing, metal stamping, injection molding and industrial sewing.

Feel good about your manufacturer!

Getting quality products at a reasonable price doesn’t need to come with guilt about how those products were produced. With our factories, you can rest easy knowing your goods were created in safe, modern factories that are both socially and environmentally conscious.

    • Our factories are compliant with all major U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
    • Our sites are monitored by third-party groups to ensure environmental accountability and are frequently visited by retail and wholesale customers who certify that our factory meets their licensing standards.
    • We are careful with chemicals and hazardous substances: all raw materials and packaging are tested to ensure that they don’t contain dangerous substances like lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium.

Our modern factories are dedicated to providing a safe, worker-friendly environment for our employees. We provide modern equipment and comprehensive safety protocols to ensure that our workers can produce your goods as efficiently and safely as possible.

Eliminate the middleman

Because we do our own manufacturing for many of the products we sell, we are able to offer a direct line between our customers and our goods. With no middleman, we are able to offer our products at more competitive prices than many other retailers.

Also, with many overseas suppliers, it’s hard to know what you’re going to get. You take a lot of risk sourcing your products overseas, and numerous challenges, such as language barriers, taxes and clashes with local traditions or holidays, inevitably come up.

With Brady and IDenticard, you know you’re dealing with an American company that you can trust with your business, trademarks and intellectual property. We communicate with our China factory daily and will provide you with an ease of doing business that is unmatched in the industry.

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