Barcoding and Marlin Steel introduce RFID-Tagged Steel Fabrications

Barcoding, Inc., the enterprise-wide mobility solutions provider, and Marlin Steel Wire Products, a manufacturer of custom wire baskets and sheet metal products, have announced the availability of RFID-tagged steel fabrications to automate inventory tracking and protect high value items throughout the materials handling process. As a result of the Baltimore-based companies' collaboration, Marlin Steel's clients now have the option of adding radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to any steel product order, including wire steel baskets, sheet metal fabrications and wire forms.

This partnership pairs Marlin Steel's top-quality engineered materials handling wire baskets with Barcoding's  RFID technology and system integration capabilities, creating one, complete inventory management solution for production lines and complex applications. RFID-tagged baskets allow users to track high value items throughout the materials handling process –their creation, movement in and out of the basket, and deployment into separate portions of the materials requirement plan – for total inventory visibility.

Marlin Steel and Barcoding's RFID-tagged materials handling baskets are ideal for clients in the industrial, aerospace, automotive and medical/pharmaceutical industries who are looking to better manage their inventory while protecting delicate materials throughout their processes. The automation provided by RFID eliminates the need for time-consuming manual inventory tracking, thus reducing human error, decreasing scrap and lowering costs.

Drew Greenblatt, president, Marlin Steel Wire Products, said, "Barcoding's expertise in mobile technology and systems integration perfectly complements our line of steel materials handling products. By partnering with Barcoding—another reputable Baltimore company – Marlin Steel is able to offer the added value of automated inventory tracking to our clients. We anticipate a global launch, and expect this solution to positively impact conventional materials handling processes."

Jay Steinmetz, president and CEO, Barcoding, Inc., said, "Today's best-in-class companies are always seeking new ways to leverage technology to operate more efficiently, and ultimately, be more profitable. By combining RFID tags with Marlin Steel's steel fabrications, clients can receive a solution that gives them complete knowledge of their inventory and the assurance that their materials are handled safely."

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