Thanks to our great relationship with Orafol we're now supplying all industries with prismatic reflective tape for any application! No matter what industry you serve, we've got the tape that meets all the required regulations for your safety. Not only can we custom cut tape to your needs, we can also add your logo with a die stamp or printed on the surface of the tape.
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A great economy and a booming manufacturing industry have us growing and busy as ever! We knew 2018 was going to be a great year for Safety Decals but so far it has exceeded our expectations.
Our growth rate doesn't just stop with our customer base and their needs, but we've also grown our team to support the needs of our customers!
With growth comes change. But we are firm believes that change is good! Please take a minute to get to know our newest team members, we're excited to have them in the Safety Decals family!
Jordan has joined our Production team and has quickly become on one of our go-to guys on all of our machines and processes in the shop. He comes to Safety Decals with a background in the aerospace industry where he earned his A&P license and associates degree at MIAT in Canton, Michigan; then worked for Kalitta Air as an A&P mechanic.
Jordan's biggest accomplishment was a 7.5 month road trip around the United States and Canada where he visited 33 states and 42 National Parks, hied 1,000 miles and drove 30,000 miles! A month later he completed a 2.5 month backpacking trip through Asia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. These adventures have given him a lifetime of memories and allowed him to see places so beautiful they took his breath away. He remembers fondly the amazing and friendly people he met along the way.
Family, friends and hard work are the most important things in Jordan's life. He remains close to his older sister, twin sister, and his parents, who all reside in Ludington. They often travel and take family adventures where they continue building memories.
Jordan lives on the farm where he grew up and enjoys working hard no matter if it's at work or at home. He enjoys hiking and camping in the beautiful state of Michigan in all months of the year. Kayaking and floating down the river is a relaxing time for Jordan as he loves the outdoors.
Ashley joined the Safety Decals team as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Her main role is trying to keep the boss-man Nick in line! Along with producing work orders, invoicing customers, providing quotes, serving as our customer liaison and even helping our Production team when needed, she has proven to be a true asset to our growth.
Ashley brings an accounting degree and experience to the Safety Decals team. She has over 10 years of working in the Oil & Gas industry where her responsibilities ranged from well production, well drilling, to water disposal accounting. Together with her accounting knowledge she also has many years in customer service focused jobs that transitions perfectly to the Safety Decals role.
Ashley and her husband, Doug, along with their fur kids recently moved to Ludington, Michigan from Marietta, Ohio. (Ashley says NO booing allowed!) They all love the great outdoors and try not to miss any new adventures such as hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, hunting and most of all, bass fishing! She is very competitive and is always looking to make a "friendly" competition out of everything her and Doug do. Doug on the other hand, is not always up for it. She loves playing volleyball. Indoor volleyball has always been her favorite, but since moving to Ludington she's learned to enjoy beach volleyball on sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
Ashley is excited and honored to be part of a "work family" team. She will be helping us grow with her organizational skills, attention to detail and sense of humor. She's already been nicknamed "Smiles" for her happy and positive attitude. She's happy and excited for her next chapter as a Michigander!
Amelia joined the Safety Decals team this summer as a Drafter, Designer and Detailer. Her primary role is to create and prepare digitally rendered graphics ready for print production. Among her duties as a digital design drafter, she also has expertise in laser CNC production, allowing her to function as both a preparator of artwork and a technician in laser etching and cutting with our Production team.
Amelia has a rich background in digital fabrication, both as a technician and a researcher, and is well versed in various digital drafting programs and CNC machines for output. Prior to working at Safety Decals, Amelia taught art courses at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, while pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture, print making, and digital fabrication. Amelia was a supervisor of the digital fabrication labs at Indiana University's School of Art, Architecture and Design. She also implemented many of these processes within her own work as an artist, and as a teacher, using these new technologies as teaching tools in her art assignments.
Originally born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she graduated with her Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and Psychology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2014. She received her MFA from the aforementioned Indiana University this year. After finding her love for digital fabrication at IU, Amelia began seeking out career opportunities to further pursue her knowledge and work in the field.
Amelia currently lives and works in Ludington, Michigan with her partner Ryan, also an artist. Together, they enjoy pursuing creative activities inside and outside of the Grand Rapids art community.
Working both in the office and occasionally remote from Grand Rapids, Amelia is excited to be a part of this fast-paced growing team of talented and driven individuals!
Deb joined our team mid-summer as an Account Manager helping to support our growth. Currently she is spending most of her time learning about the products, materials, equipment and processes, and spending time in Production to understand the business from A to Z. Not only does Safety Decals sell and manufacture, we also have a full-time design team that Deb works closely with to ensure our customers are getting the exact product they ordered. She is excited to be joining an amazing group of dedicated team members that want to ensure Safety Decals can grow to its fullest potential.
Prior to Safety Decals, Deb spent 36 years with Metalworks, Inc. where she mastered several different skills including purchasing, management, shipping and receiving, customer service and inside government sales. With Deb's diverse experiences, she is looking forward to being part of the growth of Safety Decals. She is willing to jump in when and wherever she can to assist the team and customers when the need arises.
Deb is married to her best friend, Richard. Together they have have a blended family of three children and seven grandsons. She and Richard enjoy every minute she gets to spend with them including camping, hanging out at the beach, fishing and horseback riding.
Deb is known for her active love of sports, working out, bike riding, volleyball, camping and traveling. She has a passion to challenge herself and her not-so-dare devilish husband any chance she gets. She enjoys the warmer weather most, where her and Richard have gained a love for cruising and resorting with their friends whenever possible.
It's hard to believe as we are basking in the mid-summer heat, but it's time to start thinking about those holiday gifts for your team!
From laser engraved cups, cutting boards and coasters to embroidered jackets, hats and coolers to heat sealed shirts, golf towels and bags we've got options for every budget.
Not sure what's hot right now? Check out our Top 10 Custom Gift Ideas!
We'll be at our first International Airport GSE Expo this year. We are looking forward to meeting and servicing companies in the aerospace industry! Use our promo code to attend for FREE!
The International Airport GSE Expo is the only event solely focused on Ground Support Equipment for aviation.
Atmosphere - You'll feel it upon arrival...focused, energized and informative!
Networking - Meet the experts that serve and support the success of your business. Share best practices with your peers.
Equipment - Get hands-on, kick the tires, go for a drive. Increase your personal knowledge by getting up close and personal with more than a football field full of equipment and demos.
Maintenance - Maintain up-time and lower total-cost-of-ownership for your fleet. Learn how from in-depth conversations with the pros.
Technology - It's the best place to keep up with the trends! There is always something new to be discovered that has a direct impact on the success of your business.
Professionals from the following business segments qualify to attend for FREE:
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Safety Decals is happy to announce the hiring of two key team members this month! As we prepare for extreme growth this year it is important to bring on talent that will help guide the company in the right direction. Please help us in welcoming Lori Knudsen and Rebecca Sibole to the Safety Decals family!
Lori Knudsen is the Financial Controller of Safety Decals. Her primary role is to keep all aspects of the company’s finances in order, analyzed, interpreted and documented properly. Together with Nick and our CPA, Lori will participate in the selection of financial institutions, insurance providers, preparation of taxes and cost accounting.
Prior to joining the Safety Decals team Lori was the CFO at ProAct Services in Ludington, Michigan. There she managed the Finance Department to ensure accurate financial data was available to management and their equity partners. The role included personnel management across locations in the US as well as traveling to build and maintain key relationships. Lori was integral part in growing ProAct, identifying future investors, and assisting with mergers and acquisitions.
Lori, and her husband Bob, have lived in Ludington all their married lives. That’s 29 years this July! They have 2 adult children; Christina who is married and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan , and Spencer who lives in Virginia and works as a Tennis Pro. Lori enjoys long walks on our beautiful Lake Michigan beaches and volleyball. Lately though she has been binge watching Netflix while recouping from knee surgery.
Lori’s reputation for being straightforward and highly ethical have always helped her move to her next career opportunity. She is excited for the opportunity to work for a company on the verge of huge growth and is enjoying the relaxed family atmosphere that a family-owned company has.
Rebecca Sibole is the Vice President of Safety Decals. She wears many hats but her key role is managing all sales and marketing opportunities as well as the graphic design needs for the Safety Decals customer base.
She comes with a diverse resume that includes product management, marketing, graphic design and sales. She previously worked for 365 Retail Markets in Troy, Michigan as a product manager where she managed a software product line and all the people and departments that supported it.
In 2009 she graduated from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan with a bachelor’s in interior architecture. After a few years in the workforce, as a result of the recession, she decided it was time to go back to school to pursue a different career path. In 2015 she graduated from Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, with her master’s degree in marketing and public relations.
Rebecca lives in Ferndale, Michigan with her husband, stepson and their two dogs. Her and her husband are flea market enthusiasts and DIY junkies. They enjoy renovating their 1950s home and their all-original 1970s Airstream.
Although Rebecca lives in Ferndale she frequents in the Ludington office where her experience, organization and detail-oriented tendencies bring a fresh perspective to the growing staff and business. She is eager to roll up her sleeves and help groom Safety Decals for the growth coming their way.
The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 Future Five. The purpose of the honor is to recognize community members under the age of 40 who are making an impact locally.
The Class of 2017 includes Jamie Healy, Jorhie Beadle, Monica Schuyler, Nick Tykoski, and Seth Earl.
Jamie Healy: Jamie is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County. She is a graduate of Ludington High School and lives in Amber Township.
“My vision for my future is to be the best version of myself that I can be,” Healy said. “I am extremely passionate about helping others and doing what I can to positively impact the community I raise my children in.”
Jorhie Beade: Jorhie is the agriculture science instructor at the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education program. She is a graduate of Mason County Central High School and Michigan State University.
“As an emerging leader in our community, my priorities include continuing to connect consumers to local food sources, promote agriculture awareness and introduce students to opportunities to thrive within a local community while contributing to the global community,” she said.
Monica Schuyler: Monica is the executive director of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation and a lawyer by training.
"My most important role as a young professional is honor the work that has been done before me by learning from those who did the work," she said.
Nick Tykoski: Nick is the owner of Safety Decals. He is a graduate of Mason County Central High School and Michigan State University.
"I want to continue to show people that this community is full of opportunity," he said. "There is a lot of negativity that surrounds anything we do here. However, we continue to do things and continue to have very successful projects that people love as part of our community."
Seth Earl: Seth is a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the president of Mason County Farm Bureau. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
"My role has changed professionally and personally over the past couple of years, I have realized that I have ingrained myself into the Ludington community. I feel that I have been able to be a balanced, passionate, and committed leader to our community."
Congratulations to all the 2017 Future Five winners!
Published by: Mason County Press