SAFETY DECALS NAMED ONE OF THE "BEST ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES IN AMERICA" BY ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE'S 2018 ENTREPRENEUR360 LIST
Safety Decals was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Safety Decals is recognized as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth leadership and value.
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized on the 2018 Entrepreneur360™ List. Our focus remains on quality and service in everything we do. We have built our success on these core values and that is why, as a third-generation family-owned-and-operated company, we are happy to continue to serve our global community,” said Nick Tykoski, owner and CEO of Safety Decals.
“Our annual evaluation of vetted data offers a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies across a multitude of industries,” explains Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. “They are deemed successful not only by revenue numbers, but by how well-rounded they are. The companies that make the list have pushed boundaries with their innovation ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand awareness.”
Safety Decals is a third-generation family-owned company in the Tykoski family. Nick Tykoski’s grandfather began the small business in 1947, and 71 years later Safety Decals, a division of Tye’s Incorporated, now supplies companies throughout the world. With a significant growth since 2015 Safety Decals continues to focus on innovation in the competitive printing industry while remaining one of the largest decal manufacturers in the world, producing millions of decals monthly.
Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently-owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure five metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship – innovation, growth, leadership, impact and business valuation.
To learn more about Safety Decals visit www.safetydecals.com.
For additional details on the E360 List and the companies recognized visit: entrepreneur.com/360
As our business grows so does our team. We've announced the hiring of several new team members this year and are excited to announce a couple more that have joined our Production department!
Amber is currently working part time with our production team and has jumped right in learning the process and taking care of some key customer orders. Amber has done a great job and has shown her flexibility as she helps in whichever area of the department that is needed.
Prior to Safety Decals Amber was a stay at home mom to 4 boys! As her children returned to school Amber was eager to go back to work. Prior to staying home with her children she worked five years in a production-factory position.
Amber is a mother to her 4 amazing boys: Noah, 9 years old; Ethan, 8 years old; Kyle, 5 years old; and Isaac, 2 years old. As you can imagine the boys keep Amber very busy outside of work but that is what she enjoys doing most!
Joe also is new to our production team and brings a unique perspective of leadership to the department.
Joe served in the U.S. Coast Guard for over 20 years performing Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Immigration on the Atlantic, Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean and waters of Alaska and the Great Lakes.
After finishing his career in the Coast Guard, Joe took a position of the Lead Officer at Mason County Animal Control, where he spent 10 years enforcing domestic animal laws and running the Shelter for stray and unwanted dogs and cats.
Joe's passion has always been the outdoors. Even before joining the service, he loved fishing so much that he started First Mating on a salmon charter at 14 years old. He got his Captains license at 18 and still after 30+ years he runs charters during the spring and summer months in his free time.
When not running charters you'll find him on the lake fishing himself. He's had many Chinook Salmon over 30 pounds and a Brown Trout that tipped the scales at 30.8 pounds! If he's not out chasing salmon, you can still find him on the ice or in the woods perusing deer, small game and game birds.
Joe has 2 wonderful kids. His daughter Diane is pursuing a career in the medical field and his son, Joe, works in the oil fields. His girlfriend, and better half, Wendee, can be found beside him on most of his outdoor activities and he couldn't have a better person to enjoy it with!
November is the season for giving and expressing what we are most thankful for.
Safety Decals is proud to support the local Pere Marquette Memorial Association a not for-profit entity in its efforts to save, restore and maintain the Father Jacques Marquette Memorial Site in Ludington, Michigan.
They are seeking to raise $100,000 in funds to restore the memorial site, and establish a fund to cover the costs of on-going maintenance to preserve this historic memorial site for generations to come. Your help is needed in raising funds to repair the memorial site. Click Donate below to give through the Mason County Community Foundation!
Read the significance and backstory on the Pere Marquette Memorial here:
2018 was the first year that Safety Decals hosted a booth at the IAGSE Expo. It was held in Las Vegas, NV at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. And because of the size of GSE equipment the show was mostly setup outside. Our team worked hard setting up our booth (twice), staying hydrated in the desert heat, meeting important people in the Airport Ground Support Equipment industry and selling, selling, selling!
We made some amazing connections with United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airlines, Virgin Airlines/Galactic and Amazon! We have several visits scheduled with these future customers and are excited for all the great things to come in the aerospace industry in the months and years ahead.
We are always striving to stay on top of the latest technology in the printing world. Not only does that keep us current and competitive in our industry, it helps cut costs and creates efficiencies within our Production department. As a result that allows us to share the cost savings with our customers.
We added the new HP Latex 570 printer to our shop which helps us expand our capacity with fleet management and drive high productivity with fast print speeds, cost efficiencies and a streamlined workflow.
This printer helps to diversify our capabilities while printing faster and using less ink in the process. We produce everything from banners, vehicle graphics, decals, signage, etc. from this printer, keeping us as a leader in the print industry.
Each year the Michigan Manufacturers Association gives out the John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award as part of the 2018 MFG Excellence Awards. This award honors the important, positive and tangible contributions individual manufacturers make to their employees, customers and communities.
We are proud and excited that our CEO, Nick Tykoski, and our Safety Decals team have been nominated for this award!
Thank you for all of your support over the years. We wouldn't be here without our global community who make us better each and every day.
A special thank you to the Safety Decals team for their dedication, loyalty and hard work getting to where we are today!
Winners to be announce in November 2018.