• Joe Rizzo. Director of the New England Lean

New Member Announcement: Hodges Badges

The New England Lean Consortium is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Hodges Badge Company, Inc. of Portsmouth, RI.

From the Hodges Badges website: www.Hodgesbadge.com “Hodges Badge Company is the number one custom manufacturer of quality ribbons, rosettes, medals, presentation silver, sashes and buttons in the United States. We are truly the FIRST PLACE for AWARDS.Our company has been family owned and operated since 1920. Our products are high quality, and competitively priced. We guarantee customer satisfaction. Our factories are located in Washington, Missouri and Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Our RI factory also houses our corporate offices. Hodges Badge Company has over 150 dedicated and knowledgeable employees.

Every year we turn more than 12 million yards of satin ribbon into rosettes, flat ribbons and neck ribbons for medals. We also make more than 1 million medals and 100,000 exhibitor numbers annually. We sell our products via catalogs and the internet to horse show managers, dog show managers, schools, sports and recreation, fairs/4-H, and retail markets.

If you need a simple way to order quality, affordable horse show awards, school awards, or sports awards - Hodges Badge Company’s one-stop-shopping makes it easy to recognize your participant’s accomplishments. Choose from a wide variety of awards including ribbons, rosettes, sashes, medals, and other great awards.”

A Lean Consortium is a group of companies and organizations that get together to help each other on their Lean Continuous Improvement journey. Facilitated by a Lean CI professional and connected by a secure online resource and sharing portal, the Consortium brings together local companies and peers to share, learn and grow with each other on their Lean journey. Member Companies share Best Practices and Resources in order to bring their Continuous Improvement Program to the next level.

The New England Lean Consortium’s current members include companies from Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

For further information, contact Joe Rizzo at jrizzo43@bellsouth.net or at (207-400-4403).