Representatives from Keller Inc., the design-build general contractor of the construction project, Badger’s customers, Random Lake Chamber of Commerce, Town of Sherman Board and Village of Random Lake Board members, as well as the general public were part of the grand opening celebration. The new 22,000 square foot building is located just east of Highway 57, off of County Road RR, east of Random Lake. The building is set on twelve acres on Badger Way, the new driveway custom named after the company.
This is Badger’s second facility in the Random Lake area; they continue to utilize their original 30,000 square foot building at 83 Bentert Street for their prepress department, letterpress printing and finishing operations. In addition to the main/corporate offices and production areas, the new building also has warehouse/storage and receiving areas. The production area houses four flexographic presses for printing custom tags and labels, digital equipment, a plotter cutter utilized for specialty projects, and rewind machines.
The new building was constructed with potential future expansion in mind. Also with insight for future growth, the land it sits on allows for sale of select portions for construction by other businesses. A retention pond was also part of the current project.
“We’re already utilizing the new facility,” says Kevin Kalkofen, vice president at Badger, “And the expanded space has been instrumental in our continued growth. The grand opening introduced this state-of-the art building to our local community. Over the next few months, we’ll also be extending private tour invitations to our customers throughout the nation.”
Badger Tag & Label Corporation produces tags and labels for customers throughout the nation. The company is a third-generation, family-owned, privately held business that began in 1935. Badger prints flexographic and letterpress on paper and synthetic stocks and delivers the finished pieces in singles, rolls, sheets, ganged, or fanfolded. Badger also has digital printing capabilities for production of short run and specialty projects. With a variety of finishing options, Badger provides a custom piece from initial design and development through final delivery.
In October 2017, Badger Tag & Label was selected by L&NW as a "Company to Watch."