About us

Lordon Inc. is a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business run by sisters Donna Quagliana, President, and Lori McMahon, Vice President. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown into an international business with well-established manufacturing capabilities and a national distribution chain.

Lordon began as a small family business out of the home of one of the company’s principals. Recognizing the need for cost effective traffic calming devices, Lordon developed BriteSide® Reflective Panels. Over the years, they have played a key role in increasing traffic safety compliance and reducing pedestrian and motorist accidents across the U.S and abroad. Lordon has expanded its Product Line to serve a wide variety of clients including municipalities, public works departments, state / county DOT’s, utility companies and more.

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Donna Quagliana
President / Owner
Lori Mcmahon
Lori Mcmahon
Vice President / Owner

Mission Statement

Lordon’s mission is to increase traffic safety and reduce pedestrian and motorist accidents across the U.S. and abroad. Our BriteSide® Reflective Panels are made from the highest quality products and we believe they can actually Save Lives.

“The Difference is Easy to See.”

We are committed to forming ongoing professional relationships with our distributors and customers by providing them with exceptional customer service, premium products, and the fastest delivery possible.

Lordon understands the importance of commitment to our most valuable assets, our employees. We are guided by the principals of good faith and fair dealings.
Our company strives to foster a culture of trust, teamwork, and responsibility.
We continue to ensure our mission by being innovative, providing a variety of
other safety products, and venturing into diverse markets.

Lordon’s history

In 1994 Lordon was incorporated as a C-corporation.

In 1999 Lordon developed and began marketing hydrant collars, a new method of locating  fire hydrants in the dark. Hydrant collars increased the visibility of hydrants, allowing firefighters to find them quickly and easily.

In 2000 Lordon introduced a new Uniform House Number System to help firefighters, police and EMS locate homes more quickly. That same year, the company introduced a new out-of-service hydrant collar marker.  New distribution outlets were aggressively pursued, with the addition of 11 new distributors representing 14 states.

In 2001 Lordon introduced the new Lollipop slow/stop construction signs that increased motorist visibility of construction workers and crews working near roadways. Reflective strips for highway-rail crossings were also added to the company’s product list. The aggressive pursuit of new distribution avenues continued with the addition of five new distributors representing four new states. The 40,000th BriteSide® was sold.

A new highway delineator that increased visibility of the shoulder of the road was introduced in 2002. Expansion of the distribution channels continued with the addition of 12 new distributors.

In 2003 the national edition of Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) incorporated a provision that approved the addition of a reflective strip to traffic signs in order to increase the visibility of the sign. The MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all streets and highways. It is published by the Federal Highway Administration and the audience includes the insurance industry, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, private industry, and construction and engineering concerns.  The specifications in the MUTCD matched the specifications of the BriteSide® Panels.  The company also introduced Delineators for utility poles, a new method of increasing the visibility of the poles at night and during poor weather conditions.

2004 marked the beginning of a new period for Lordon. The company leased a 1,500 square foot site for its office, manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Hackettstown, New Jersey and was approved as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the state of New Jersey.  Storm drain markers were also added to the company’s product offerings.

In 2010, Lordon received New Jersey Women Business Enterprise (NJ WBE) Certification.

In 2012, Lordon received WBENC certification as well as Supplier Clearinghouse certification for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program.

In 2013, Lordon became an official distributor of Almetek Industries, Inc. line of Safety and Identification products.

In 2014, Lordon received WOSB (Women Owned Small Business) certification through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

In 2015, Lordon began selling the BriteSide® Product line online via their website, and moved its physical location to a larger space in Hackettstown, NJ.

In 2016, Lordon began manufacturing vitreous enamel (porcelain) signs in their Hackettstown NJ factory, making them one of only a handful of other porcelain sign manufacturers in the US.

After 32 years of being in business, we announced the rebranding of Lordon Inc. We created a new logo, a new email address and a modern new website. The latest additions to our product line on our website includes: Nameplates, Labels, Pole Markers, Fiber Optic Markers, Confined Space Markers, Storm Drain Markers, Aerial Observation Tags and Conspicuity Tape.

Women Owned Certifications

Lordon Inc. received its first Women Business Enterprise certification from the State of NJ in 2003. Since then, the company has also obtained certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), The Supplier Clearinghouse and State of NJ Small Business Program (SBE). This enables Lordon, Inc. to participate in both Government and Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs.

What is a supplier diversity?

Supplier diversity is a business practice centered around the idea that a businesses should use suppliers and vendors that represent the diversity in the communities they serve. Through supplier diversity initiatives, corporations and government entities look to include minority/women/ and or veteran-owned businesses as part of their supply chain and company operations. Supplier diversity ensures that corporations diversify their supply chains and offer products and services sourced by companies owned by these groups, leading to better products and inclusion throughout their supply chain.

Tiers of supplier diversity

Different levels of service are often referred to as tiers in the world of supplier diversity. Tier 1 Programs indicate that a supplier invoices the customer for goods and services rendered directly by that supplier. Tier 2 programs includes suppliers that invoice the first-tier supplier for goods and services rendered. Second Tier sourcing programs allow smaller diverse businesses to grow and prosper at different levels of the economic food chain while maintaining scalability and sustainability.

Benefits of supplier diversity

Financial: Independent research has shown that companies who focus heavily on supplier diversity generate a 133% greater return on procurement investments than their counterparts. The difference is typically attributed to MBEs’ ability to deliver equal value at a lower operating cost than their competitors.

In addition, by supporting minority suppliers, your company will make a direct impact with minority communities in our country and position you to become a top brand among those respective demographic segments.