The Printed Pen That Was Worth $100K!

Today a customer came in to place an order for a variety of projects, but one in particular…”Identification Stickers”. As it turns out, they had had a rather expensive piece of equipment stolen from one of their properties. I’m talking $100,000 plus. I won’t go in to details, but we’re looking at some pretty high end quipment here! Police had no suspects, but a while later, in another county up north, a police raid on a meth lab turned up some rather unique equipment. Who did it belong to?

Police noticed an imprinted pen with our client’s name and phone number along with the equipment. They called our customer asking if they were missing anything. BINGO! The cops get their guy, and our customer gets his equipment!

In another incident, equipment was stolen that had ID stickers on them, but the stickers had been removed. Turns out the information on the sticker had left a sun-fade imprint on the equipment. Even with the stickers removed, the cops were able to read the information well enough to track down the rightful owners. Good guys -2- Bad guys Zero!

If you’ve got equipment that needs to stay ‘in the plant’ or ‘on the job site’, it may be time to consider identification stickers. Stickers can be so inexpensive, it pays to put one on your equipment where it can be seen, and another one hidden on the equipment where it can be located to prove proof of ownership.


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