Hodges Badge to expand in Washington, MO

Vossbrink LLC has agreed to purchase Lot 13 from the Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation within the Heidmann Industrial Park in Washington, MO. The 9 acre lot is located on the west side of Enduro Drive just south of Enduro Binders.  Hodges Badge intends to construct a 82,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and to consolidate their existing facilities currently located within Town and Country Industrial Park.

Hodges Badge currently operates at 3 and 12 Chamber Drive within Washington Missouri.  In addition to the facilities in Washington, they also have a plant in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Hodges Badge Company is the largest custom manufacturer of quality ribbons, rosettes, medals, presentation silver, sashes and buttons in the United States.  Hodges Badge has been family owned and operated since 1920.

“We are very pleased to see an expansion of this size for one of our local manufacturers.  They will be a great addition to our already established Heidmann Industrial Park.” said Darren Lamb, Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Washington.  

“We are excited to see this growth opportunity for Hodges Badge,” said Mayor Sandy Lucy.  “This is just another example of a national company’s investment into one of our industrial parks and into our local labor force.”

Rick Hodges, President of Hodges Badge noted that the company chose to expand in Washington due to the city’s cooperation in finding space, Washingtons’ excellent work force and the many training programs that are available in Washington.  It is a testament to the quality of employees in town that many of people who joined us in 1986 are still with Hodges.  When we see that kind of loyalty, it only makes sense to build on it whenever possible.

Hodges added that the company’s need for space has become more acute following a recent series of acquisitions.  Just last week the company completed the purchase of Southeast Ribbon and Badge in Roxboro, NC.