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Somehow it wouldn’t seem fair for the little town of Hastings, Michigan to claim Emil Tyden as its own.  Not that it didn’t benefit from the Swedish immigrant’s decision at the turn of the 20th century to choose Hastings as the production center for what became one of the world’s most prolific and profitable inventions, the boxcar seal. Tyden was the catalyst to ushering a sleepy little agricultural town into the Industrial Age.

For Tyden, the world was the stage on which his gift of entrepreneurship benefited so many others.

In Idaho, Tyden found work for other unemployed Swedish immigrants by establishing the colony of New Sweden where he helped pioneer the baked “Idaho Potato;” in the Depression Era, he turned his concern to the plight of Iowa farmers whose livelihood and communities were renewed with Tyden’s inventive agricultural talents; and, in service to his adopted country, Tyden teamed with auto magnate John Dodge to equip American soldiers with the arms they needed to fight World War I.

Tyden’s talents did not go unnoticed nationwide, either.  In 1938, comic strip artist Chester Gould used the Tyden boxcar seal in his syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip as an inventive gadget that sealed the fate of gangsters on two consecutive newspaper Sundays.

So impressed with Tyden’s accomplishments in America, Sweden knighted him into the Royal Order of Vasa in 1940.  By that time, Tyden was already proudly wearing the “Lieutenant Colonel” title conferred on him by the United States government in recognition of his service to this country during World War I.

Though Hastings might not call Tyden its own, his quiet insistence of being an ordinary man who could make others extraordinary is the lasting gift that’s still being lived out in the community today.  Two locally-owned international businesses can trace their heritage to Tyden and several others thrive on the principles of “The Tyden Factor,” finding success in striving to make others successful.

It’s a business and community-building principle that can be applied in any city, town, or village today.  It’s part of an incredible personal story that, without evidence of its effect today, might forever go untold.

About the Author

Doug VanderLaan was not allowed to retire from his position as a newspaper editor for J-Ad Graphics, Inc. in Hastings until he agreed to write the book that his boss, J-Ad Graphics, Inc. CEO and publisher Fred Jacobs, had wanted to see published for almost his entire adult life.

The incredible tale of Emil Tyden may have gone untold without the tenacity of Jacobs to get it published and the skill of VanderLaan to uncover its fascinating details.

Telling compelling personal stories has been VanderLaan’s forte shaped by a career in professional writing positions, including 12 years as a Grand Rapids Press sportswriter and profiler of the colorful characters that make up that world.

This is VanderLaan’s first book.  He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jacobs still does not want him to retire.

Purchase this incredible tale online or

at these participating stores

J-Ad Graphics

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Hours: 8:30-5:30pm

Printing Plus

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Hours: 8:30-5:30pm

Watch for Tyden to become available at

Schuler Books & Music and Barnes & Noble Stores

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Description

Somehow it wouldn’t seem fair for the little town of Hastings, Michigan to claim Emil Tyden as its own.  Not that it didn’t benefit from the Swedish immigrant’s decision at the turn of the 20th century to choose Hastings as the production center for what became one of the world’s most prolific and profitable inventions, the boxcar seal. Tyden was the catalyst to ushering a sleepy little agricultural town into the Industrial Age.

For Tyden, the world was the stage on which his gift of entrepreneurship benefited so many others.

In Idaho, Tyden found work for other unemployed Swedish immigrants by establishing the colony of New Sweden where he helped pioneer the baked “Idaho Potato;” in the Depression Era, he turned his concern to the plight of Iowa farmers whose livelihood and communities were renewed with Tyden’s inventive agricultural talents; and, in service to his adopted country, Tyden teamed with auto magnate John Dodge to equip American soldiers with the arms they needed to fight World War I.

Tyden’s talents did not go unnoticed nationwide, either.  In 1938, comic strip artist Chester Gould used the Tyden boxcar seal in his syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip as an inventive gadget that sealed the fate of gangsters on two consecutive newspaper Sundays.

So impressed with Tyden’s accomplishments in America, Sweden knighted him into the Royal Order of Vasa in 1940.  By that time, Tyden was already proudly wearing the “Lieutenant Colonel” title conferred on him by the United States government in recognition of his service to this country during World War I.

Though Hastings might not call Tyden its own, his quiet insistence of being an ordinary man who could make others extraordinary is the lasting gift that’s still being lived out in the community today.  Two locally-owned international businesses can trace their heritage to Tyden and several others thrive on the principles of “The Tyden Factor,” finding success in striving to make others successful.

It’s a business and community-building principle that can be applied in any city, town, or village today.  It’s part of an incredible personal story that, without evidence of its effect today, might forever go untold.

About the Author

Doug VanderLaan was not allowed to retire from his position as a newspaper editor for J-Ad Graphics, Inc. in Hastings until he agreed to write the book that his boss, J-Ad Graphics, Inc. CEO and publisher Fred Jacobs, had wanted to see published for almost his entire adult life.

The incredible tale of Emil Tyden may have gone untold without the tenacity of Jacobs to get it published and the skill of VanderLaan to uncover its fascinating details.

Telling compelling personal stories has been VanderLaan’s forte shaped by a career in professional writing positions, including 12 years as a Grand Rapids Press sportswriter and profiler of the colorful characters that make up that world.

This is VanderLaan’s first book.  He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jacobs still does not want him to retire.

Purchase this incredible tale online or

at these participating stores

J-Ad Graphics

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Printing Plus

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Watch for Tyden to become available at

Schuler Books & Music and

Barnes & Noble Stores

Contact us for questions or to learn more

 

Description

Somehow it wouldn’t seem fair for the little town of Hastings, Michigan to claim Emil Tyden as its own.  Not that it didn’t benefit from the Swedish immigrant’s decision at the turn of the 20th century to choose Hastings as the production center for what became one of the world’s most prolific and profitable inventions, the boxcar seal. Tyden was the catalyst to ushering a sleepy little agricultural town into the Industrial Age.

For Tyden, the world was the stage on which his gift of

entrepreneurship benefited so many others.

 In Idaho, Tyden found work for other unemployed Swedish immigrants by establishing the colony of New Seden where he helped pioneer the baked "Idaho Potato" in the Depression Era, he turned his concern to the plight of Iowa farmers whose livelihood and communities were renewed with Tyden’s inventive agricultural talents; and, in service to his adopted country, Tyden teamed with auto magnate John Dodge to equip American soldiers with the arms they needed to fight World War I.

Tyden’s talents did not go unnoticed nationwide, either.  In 1938, comic strip artist Chester Gould used the Tyden boxcar seal in his syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip as an inventive gadget that sealed the fate of gangsters on two consecutive newspaper Sundays. So impressed with Tyden’s accomplishments in America, Sweden knighted him into the Royal Order of Vasa in 1940.  By that time, Tyden was already proudly wearing the “Lieutenant Colonel” title conferred on him by the United States government in recognition of his service to this country during World War I.

Though Hastings might not call Tyden its own, his quiet insistence of being an ordinary man who could make others extraordinary is the lasting gift that’s still being lived out in the community today.  Two locally-owned international businesses can trace their heritage to Tyden and several others thrive on the principles of “The Tyden Factor,” finding success in striving to make others successful.

It’s a business and community-building principle that can be applied in any city, town, or village today.  It’s part of an incredible personal story that, without evidence of its effect today, might forever go untold

About the Author

Doug VanderLaan was not allowed to retire from his position as a newspaper editor for J-Ad Graphics, Inc. in Hastings until he agreed to write the book that his boss, J-Ad Graphics, Inc. CEO and publisher Fred Jacobs, had wanted to see published for almost his entire adult life.

The incredible tale of Emil Tyden may have gone untold without the

tenacity of Jacobs to get it published and the skill of VanderLaan to uncover its fascinating details.

Telling compelling personal stories has been VanderLaan’s forte shaped by a career in professional writing positions, including 12 years as a Grand Rapids Press sportswriter and profiler of the colorful characters that make up that world.

This is VanderLaan’s first book.  He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jacobs still does not want him to retire.

Purchase this incredible tale online or at these participating stores

J-Ad Graphics

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Printing Plus

1351 N. M-43 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Watch for Tyden to become

available at

Schuler Books & Music and

Barnes & Noble Stores

Contact us for questions or to learn more

Description

Somehow it wouldn’t seem fair for the little town of Hastings, Michigan to claim Emil Tyden as its own.  Not that it didn’t benefit from the Swedish immigrant’s decision at the turn of the 20th century to choose

Hastings as the production center for what became one of the world’s most prolific and profitable inventions, the boxcar seal. Tyden was the catalyst to ushering a sleepy little agricultural town into the Industrial Age.

For Tyden, the world was the stage on which his gift of entrepreneurship benefited so many others. In Idaho, Tyden found work for other unemployed Swedish immigrants by establishing the colony of New Seden where he helped pioneer the baked "Idaho Potato" in the Depression Era, he turned his concern to the plight of Iowa farmers whose livelihood and communities were renewed with Tyden’s inventive agricultural talents; and, in service to his adopted country, Tyden teamed with auto magnate John Dodge to equip American soldiers with the arms they needed to fight World War I.

Tyden’s talents did not go unnoticed nationwide, either.  In 1938, comic strip artist Chester Gould used the Tyden boxcar seal in his syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip as an inventive gadget that sealed the fate of gangsters on two consecutive newspaper Sundays. So impressed with Tyden’s accomplishments in America, Sweden knighted him into the Royal Order of Vasa in 1940.  By that time, Tyden was already proudly wearing the “Lieutenant Colonel” title conferred on him by the United States government in recognition of his service to this country during World War I.

Though Hastings might not call Tyden its own, his quiet insistence of being an ordinary man who could make others extraordinary is the lasting gift that’s still being lived out in the community today.  Two locally-owned international businesses can trace their heritage to Tyden and several others thrive on the principles of “The Tyden Factor,” finding success in striving to make others successful.

It’s a business and community-building principle that can be applied in any city, town, or village today.  It’s part of an incredible personal story that, without evidence of its effect today, might forever go untold

About the Author

Doug VanderLaan was not allowed to retire from his position as a newspaper editor for J-Ad Graphics, Inc. in Hastings until he agreed to write the book that his boss,

J-Ad Graphics, Inc. CEO and publisher Fred Jacobs, had wanted to see published for almost his entire adult life.

The incredible tale of Emil Tyden may have gone untold without the tenacity ofJacobs to get it published and the skill of VanderLaan to uncover its fascinating details.Telling compelling personal stories has been VanderLaan’s forte shaped by a career in professional writing positions, including 12 years as a Grand Rapids Press sportswriter and profiler of the colorful characters that make up that world.

This is VanderLaan’s first book.  He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jacobs still does not want him to retire.