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Telephone & Utility Pole Tags

Lifetime identification for gas, water, and electric utility assets

Choose from a variety of materials. Reference our Barcode Guide and Barcode Glossary for guidance on barcode symbologies.

Custom Barcoded Utility Meters & Pole Tags

Utility technicians worldwide depend on barcode pole tags, meter tags, and meter badges to identify field assets and endure the harshest natural and industrial environments. Ultra-durable anodized aluminum labels, tags, and badges with sub-surface images provide decades of service indoors, outdoors, underground, and in and around abusive elements. Choose from utility pole tags and markers, utility asset labels, or utility meter tags and badges below for the application that best suits your needs.

Efficient Pole Tag Identification

  • Proper maintenance of utility poles and meters adds years of safe, reliable service life to your pole plant, thereby reducing unnecessary or premature replacement costs. All custom pole tags, meter tags, and meter badges are designed to facilitate the inspection and maintenance process, with human-readable text, accurate and reliable barcode data, and logos to mark pole ownership.
  • Meter badges manufactured by Express have been used for decades to track rework and refurbish history, improve meter tractability, reduce meter to electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) calibration time, and improve meter inventory control and traceability.
  • Trust Express and its 30+ years of utility industry experience—you will never label your utility meters or poles again.

Rugged Durability

All utility pole tags, meter tags, and meter badges are manufactured from photosensitive aluminum, which allows Express to image the barcode, human readable text, and images beneath the aluminum surface—guaranteeing decades of resistance to the toughest environments, including:

  • Prolonged exposure to UV radiation
  • Caustic solvents & chemicals
  • Repeated abrasion
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Multiple freeze-thaw cycles
  • Moisture & salt spray

Seamless Barcode Integration

  • Custom barcode pole tags, meter tags, and meter badges enable reliable data collection during utility field inspection, service, and repair. Barcode technology also reduces maintenance costs and eliminates human errors associated with manual data collection. All Express pole tags, meter tags, and meter badges are custom manufactured to include human-readable text, logos, and any barcode symbology, including Code 39, Code 128, QR Code, and DataMatrix for seamless integration into your asset management system.

Common Pole Tag Applications

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping - barcode pole tags and markers help utility companies capture, store, and analyze spatial or geographic field data.
  • Comprehensive Utility Tracking - barcode technology is the most efficient means for utility companies to efficiently track all field assets, including poles, transformers, meters, and equipment.
  • Inspection, Maintenance & Repair - utility companies gain complete transparency as to which field assets require inspection, maintenance, or repair after all field assets have been tagged and an asset management system is fully-implemented.

Utility Inspection & Repair Resources

  • Understanding the Grid - this is a helpful infographic published by the U.S. Department of Energy which explains how energy travels from the source to the electrical outlets in homes and offices.

Quality Guaranteed

  •      21 Point Inspection Every Order


  •      Every Barcode Validated for Accuracy


  •      Free Certificate of Conformance


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  •      Custom Design & Build
  •      Free Graphic Design Services


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  •      Unlimited Proofs & Revision


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