Ketchum Manufacturing

Ketchum- 2013 was a special year for us at Ketchum Manufacturing Inc. The little company that began out of a hobby shop above a farmhouse in 1913 has since grown into one of the most well known identification companies in the world. Zebulon Ketchum, an Ottawa, Canada based inventor and former professional lacrosse player turned his love of tinkering into a successful business. He owned a bicycle shop in downtown Ottawa and eventually grew and expanded that business into other products including becoming the first provider of the new "horseless carriage" in the nation's capital. However, it was his inventor's nature that led him to the genesis of the Ketchum business which was metal identification tags to be used in the livestock industry. We believe Mr. Ketchum would be proud to know that this remains a product we manufacture to this day.