About U.S. Nameplate Co.

U.S. Nameplate Building, Mt Vernon, Iowa

U.S. Nameplate Company is a family-owned and operated nameplate manufacturer located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and we've been in business for more than 70 years.

Since 1946, we have become the SUPPLIER OF CHOICE to more than 3,000 Original Equipment Manufacturers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our experienced, highly skilled, team members take pride in their work; these members have an impressive average of 10 PLUS years of service.

From concept through to completion, U.S. Nameplate Company is a one-stop shop, ready and able to manufacture all of your identification products requirements. In fact, we handle every detail of your order inside our modern 55,000 square foot climate-controlled facility.

We are customer driven and pleased to offer custom solutions for both metal and flexible products ranging from decals to graphic overlays to aluminum tags of all kinds, saving you time and money.

At U.S. Nameplate Company, quality matters. That's why we're constantly updating, constantly re-investing in our company's equipment, people, and facility.

It’s also why we're an ISO certified facility and UL approved label supplier.

We know many companies are looking not only for OEM nameplate suppliers but for trusted industry partners. With seven decades of experience, you can rely on our service and delivery. Count on U.S. Nameplate Company to eliminate your pain points and provide affordable and high-quality custom products every time.

From concept to completion ... U.S. Nameplate Company.

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  • 1950 The young growing company, then known as Don M. Ink Nameplate moved his operation to a new facility just west of Mt. Vernon. The idea was to give the business a “place to grow” with a facility at that time that was considered very large at 4,000 square feet.
  • 1962 Betty Wolf, an employee at the time, bought the business and grew the workforce from 7 to 15.
  • 1965 Howard Cherry, enterprising entrepreneur and former president of Cherry-Burrell in Cedar Rapids, bought the company and changed its name to Midwest Nameplate.
  • 1970 Cherry, with his eye toward acquisition of additional businesses, sold Midwest Nameplate to Richard Novetzke. Novetzke, a former naval aviator and executive of Collins Radio and McGraw-Edison, acquired the assets of the business and changed the name to U.S. Nameplate Company. Novetzke changed the name as the new corporate name more accurately reflected the market expansions U.S. Nameplate would see in the years to come.
  • 2012 Over the years, the company expanded the facility from 4,000 square feet to 55,000 square feet of modern, high technology manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The facility is busy every day producing product identification items for its more than 3,000 Original Equipment Manufacturers across the country.
  • 2013 Today, the 55,000 square foot facility is equipped to handle orders from one to millions of nameplates, decals, control panels and signage of most any description.