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Safety Decals carries on the proud tradition of American manufacturing started in 1947. As a 3rd generation family-owned business, we have grown from serving individuals to multinational companies while maintaining the same standards and traditions of attention to detail and customer satisfaction. a division of Tye’s Incorporated, is the third generation of sign companies in the Tykoski family and was created in 2009 by Nicholas Tykoski, owner and CEO of Tye’s Incorporated. All current manufacturing is done in one facility at 5236 W. First Street in Ludington, Michigan.

In 1948, Nicholas’ grandfather, Marion “Tye” Tykoski, began a family tradition of sign making by starting his own company, Tye’s Neon Sales and Service. Before creating Tye’s Neon Sales and  Service, Marion served in the US Army from February 1943 to March 1946. After returning home, Marion attended the Chicago Institute of the Arts, learning the art of creating signs. After receiving his diploma in June 1948, Marion purchased a 1934 Crane Ford Pickup truck to start his new endeavor. 

Tye’s quickly flourished and built a solid customer base that centered on quality and service. This tradition was passed down to Marion’s son, David Tykoski. David furthered the family’s sign-making capabilities by growing the business regionally with the 
advancement of technology and a strong dedication to hard work; implementing his father’s core values of quality and service. David expanded into the decal business in 1984 when he purchased one of the first sign computers available, an Apple IIe. David went on to create his own entity “Tye’s Signs Incorporated” which continued to grow in the sign and decal industry.
Nicholas Tykoski, at the age of five, started learning the sign business. He traveled with his father and grandfather across the State of Michigan to work on various projects and learn all aspects of the family business. Nicholas attended Michigan State University, returning home to work at the family sign business. In 2009 Nicholas successfully moved Tye’s Incorporated into a global manufacturer with the acquisition of has built a worldwide reputation based on quality and service; the core principles of the Tykoski family since 1948. This is the basis for's 400 percent growth over the past five years. now supplies companies throughout the United States as well as an international customer presence. Constantly growing with new technology, is now one of the largest decals manufacturers in the world, producing millions of decals annually.

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