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Messersmith Manufacturing Saluted by Michigan Celebrates Small Business
From left, are Joe Worth, Rich Fournier, Jim Reilly, Gerry Guard, Levi Derouin, Kurt Dubord, Shannon Black, Angie Weigal, Lucas Derouin, Jeremy Mortl and Daron Degrave of Messer- smith Manufacturing Inc. of Bark River. Messersmith will be honored at Michigan’s 14th annu- al Small Business Awards Program as one of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”
BARK RIVER-Messersmith Manufacturing Inc. of Bark River has been selected as a Michi- gan Top 50 Company to Watch in 2018.
Messersmith Manufacturing is a leader in the biomass boiler system industry. Out of its facil- ity in Bark River, Messersmith designs and manufactures industrial biomass boiler systems that serve customers in the education, health care, government and industrial sectors.
These boiler systems burn wood based biomass fuel to supply heat for facilities such as schools, college campuses, hospitals and state facilities. They can also provide steam for cus- tomers to dry lumber or generate electricity.
These boiler systems are a great cost-effective way for public and private institutions to utilize a renewable energy source and support the local forestry industry, said Messersmith co-owner Jeremy Mortl of Iron Mountain.
Messersmith has boiler systems located in 18 states from Maine to Alaska and recently began selling into Canada.
Messersmith was founded in 1982 and was purchased in 2016 by Mortl, along with Matt Col- burn of Northfield, Vermont. They currently employ 16 people from the Delta and Dickinson county areas.
There will be a banquet for the honorees in Lansing on May 3. The award is part of the Michi- gan Celebrates Small Business program.
More information on Messersmith Manufacturing can be found at
Honor Flight Receives Donation
Thrivent Financial, represented from left by Stacie Pouliot, Alexandra Pahnke and Brian Pahnke, recently presented Scott Knauf of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight program with $1,800 raised by member donations through Thrivent’s Choice Dollars Program. UP Honor Flight is a non-profit group that organizes flights of older military veterans to Washington D.C. to see the various service memorials. The UP Honor Flight is solely funded through contributions. Thrivent’s Choice Dollars Program allows qualifying members to choose a participating organizations for donations in their communities.
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