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About Us

DogTags.com Is Born

DogTags.com is the retail custom dog tags arm of LogoTags, which is a division of Ball Chain Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Ball Chain), the world’s largest manufacturer of ball chain and related accessories. Founded in 1938 by Frank Taubner and his son, Val, in the garage behind their home in the Bronx, Ball Chain has grown to employ more than 95 people. Under current President Bill and his brothers, Val and Jim, Ball Chain manufactures the industry’s highest quality ball chain and distributes its products globally. Our ball chain is part of everyday life and is featured in items such as light fixtures, plumbing devices, key chains and chain necklaces.

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Manufactured in the United States

Still family owned and operated, Ball Chain proudly manufactures all of its ball chain in the USA. We are headquartered in Mount Vernon, New York (just north of New York City). Our 70,000 square foot production facility houses the manufacturing operation, along with offices for the entire company, including DogTags.com, as well as the ShimmerScreen® division. Our factory produces millions of feet of ball chain a week, and we are the only remaining company to manufacture ball chain in the USA.

DogTags.com is Born

Continuing a decades-long tradition, Ball Chain supplies the U.S. armed forces with ball chain for the iconic military ID dog tag necklaces worn by American soldiers. With the success of our Logotags division, we learned that customers wanted to purchase single sets of custom military dog tags. Now, we offer made in the USA custom embossed text military dog tags for our customers around the world.

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Savings Delivered Straight To The Consumer

With 80 years of experience, Ball Chain has forged strong relationships with major suppliers all over the world. These relationships, coupled with the overall volume of our business, allow LogoTags and DogTags.com to pass along significant savings to the customer, often as much as 50% over industry competitors. We distinguish ourselves not only with our professionalism and exemplary customer service, but also with our ability to process large volume orders that overwhelm our competitors. Customers benefit from dealing with our experienced staff at every level of the process, from the initial design concept until the highest quality product is in hand. Our in-house team, consisting of sales, art, manufacturing and shipping professionals, makes the entire process seamless and eliminates the need to work with different companies to achieve the finished product.

The Number 1 Source for Made In The USA Custom Military Dog Tag Sets

Worldwide, people turn to DogTags.com for their custom military dog tag sets. We serve military personnel and civilians from all walks of life, producing amazing custom dog tags at an affordable price point.

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Ball Chain's Commitment to Sustainability & Quality 

Ball Chain is recognized by the Green Business Bureau as a "certified green business."  The GBB is a nationally recognized organization that certifies small to medium-sized businesses that comply with established environmental laws and business practices. We have always been environmentally proactive, and we are proud of this certification.  We are also certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an organization which has established a coordinated system of quality management standards.  In our particular case, this demonstrates that our entire company complies with ISO standards.