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Pictured from left to right: Dan Bruso, VP of Operations; Josh Anttonen; Karen Luce; Pam Meneghini; Nick Fornett; Charles Munk, Director of Human Resources; Scott Cameron, Director of Quality; and Erika Justus, Michigan Works!. 



IRON MOUNTAIN (December 2018)—  Michigan Works! sponsored and presented the Business of the Year Award to Lake Shore Systems at the December Business After Hours held at Pine Grove Country Club. 

Founded in Marquette, MI in 1858 Lake Shore has been designing and manufacturing complex heavy machinery for maritime and mining applications for 160 years.  Headquartered in Kingsford, they have operations in Iron River, Ontonagon and Rhinelander, WI.  

Lake Shore works closely with Michigan Works! on recruiting efforts, job fairs, talent tours, industry after hours events, and Going PRO Talent Fund.  Kellie Sexton, Community Relations Manager & Training Coordinator, most recently spear headed a “Heavy Metal Tour” initiative in joining education, community and industry partners in a Manufacturing Day event at Bay College.  The purpose of the ongoing campaign is to proactively educate student and community about the skilled trades and technical career opportunities that exist locally. 

Lake Shore Systems believes in career exploration and enhancing work-based learning opportunities within their organization and is a vital partner in all three Upper Peninsula counties.