NapTags, a leading manufacturer and engraver of metal and plastic industrial tags, office nameplates, and employee badges, announced today that it has officially broken ground on a new 25,000 square foot facility to be completed in December of this year. The company selected First Companies to manage construction, working alongside architect, Dixon Architecture.
“In 2008, I purchased an auto repair supply company and moved it near my home in Belmont,” said Robert Napieralski, NapTags owner and founder. ”One of our most popular items was a brass key tag that customers wanted to engrave with their company name, phone number and numbers. These requests were the genesis of NapTags. Over the years, we continued to purchase equipment and add capabilities to meet the wide range of needs of the customers we serve.
NapTags currently employs 17 people and manufacturers everything on site, fulfilling Robert’s mission to create more jobs in Michigan. The company will move from its 9,000 square foot office in Belmont to 25,000 square foot building in Rockford to support their anticipated growth and gain efficiencies in the manufacturing process.
“We are bursting at the seams in our current building,” commented Diane Miller, General Manager. “We’ve had to rearrange the production area multiple times to accommodate new equipment and ensure the productivity of our staff. The new building will give us plenty of space to add machines and new capabilities to better serve our customers. The much-needed room will also allow us to create a more efficient production workflow.”
NapTags hosted 60 guests at a groundbreaking ceremony held Friday, April 20th. The new building is located on five acres at 7777 Childsdale Street in Rockford, Michigan.