Ketchum Mfg.: Take a Peek Inside!

Ketchum Facility

When visitors first pull into the parking lot of our manufacturing facility in Lake Luzerne, New York, they are immediately struck by how small it looks—from the inside. But no one should be fooled by first impressions. For once they step inside, they are dumbfounded by how big it is in reality.

The facility includes not just the front office for day-to-day sales and clerical work, but also a spacious warehouse, a shipping department, a tool shop, and several large production floors. This is where the various machines can be found that bend, shape, cut, imprint, clean, polish, and prepare for shipping the huge range of metal and plastic I.D. and tagging products that we produce for our customers.

When all the equipment—large and small—is running at full capacity and efficiency, it has a certain fascinating beauty. Think of it as industrial ballet! The photo gallery below will give you a small taste of that beauty. We are very proud of our operation, and of the skilled crew who make it all happen.

We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Ketchum Mfg. Co.! (And if you ever want to take a real tour, please feel welcome to give us a call.)

[Click on an image for enlarged view.]

Metal rolls

Metal rolls in the warehouse ready for processing

Metal roll

Metal roll being stamped and cut

Tag cutouts

Custom-shaped tag cutouts

Scrap metal

Scrap metal ready for recycling

Acromark Press

Acromark vertical hot-stamping press

Typesetting

Type being set for a tag stamp

Bliss Stamping Press

Bliss stamping press

Pet tags with corn cob cleaning machine

Pet tags fresh out of the corn cob vibrating cleaning machine

Dynaric Strapping Machine

Dynaric strapping machine

Fourslide metalworking machine

Fourslide metalworking machine

Detail of fourslide metalworking machine

Fourslide metalworking machine (detail)

Minster Piece Maker press

Minster Piece Maker straight-sided press

Animal tattooing pin character set

Animal tattooing pin character set

Tool shop

Tool shop

Pet tags

Pet tags shrink-wrapped and ready for shipment

Special order tags: Will You Marry Me? and She Said Yes!

Special order!

Accountability tags

Custom accountability tags

Finished products

Finished products: poultry leg band, pet tags, ear tags, s-hook, tag ring

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2 thoughts on “Ketchum Mfg.: Take a Peek Inside!

  1. I can still see Tommy pulling dog tags out of the cement mixer, and Skeet making pliers and Walt shutting the door to the plier room. :-)

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