Badger Tag & Label breaks ground for new building

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A render of how the new Badger Tag & Label building will look

Badger Tag & Label recently broke ground and construction is already underway for a new 22,000 sq ft building. Located on 12 acres in the town of Sherman, Wisconsin, the building’s address, N507 Badger Way, will be on the road custom named for the company. The facility will be Badger’s second facility in the Random Lake area and it will continue to use its original building.

Making up the new building space will be space for production, warehouse/storage, corporate offices and a receiving area. The production area will be the new home of four flexo presses, to be moved from the original facility, for printing custom tags and labels; the rewind department which will also move from the original facility; as well as a digital press and plotter cutter for die-cutting of specialty projects that are currently housed at a separate Plymouth location.

Construction is scheduled to be completed later this year. The 30,000 sq ft original building will continue the tag and label printing company’s 82-year tradition as the letterpress printing and finishing location.

‘While there aren’t immediate plans to add staff, we’ll potentially increase our workforce in the future,’ said Kevin Kalkofen, vice president at Badger. ‘Over the years as we’ve added capabilities, we have reconfigured our two current facilities to accommodate everything, and we have literally run out of space. This new building will offer the benefits of additional space and closer proximity of the two buildings.’

The footprint of the new building will be placed on the property with future expansion in mind. Up to 10,000 sq ft could be added to this building. Also with an insight for future growth, the 12-acre parcel that Badger chose allows for sale of select portions for construction by other businesses. A retention pond, currently under development, is also part of the current project.

Badger Tag & Label Corporation produces tags and labels for customers throughout the US. Based in Random Lake, Wisconsin, the company is a third-generation, family owned, privately held business that began in 1935. Badger prints on paper and synthetic stocks using the using flexographic and letterpress processes, and delivers the finished pieces in singles, rolls, sheets, ganged or fanfolded. It also has UV digital printing capabilities for production of short run and specialty projects.