Page 9 - Upper Peninsula Business Today -- December 2017
P. 9

Systems Control Awards
Scholarships To Two
Michigan Tech Students
Seeks Candidates for Additional Scholarship Award
Systems Control, headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI, awarded two $10,000 annual scholarships to two Michigan Technological University students and is seeking candidates for a $10,000 scholarship opportunity for next year. Systems Control is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of engineered solutions enabling reliable delivery of energy to the world. Foundational to the suc- cess of Systems Control is its people. A company hallmark is embodied in the statement, “We’re powered by people.” To Systems Control, this is more than a simple marketing catch- phrase. It is a core value practiced by the company on a daily basis. Further evidence of this is exempli- fied in the Systems Control Electrical Engineering Annual Scholarship at Michigan Technological University. Since its inception in 2015, this scholarship program has awarded $10,000 annual scholarships to ten Michigan Tech students. In addition to the $10,000 annual scholarship, awardees are designated as Systems Control Scholars and earn an oppor- tunity to participate in an internship or co-op experience at the company. Heather Harris (Kingsford, MI) and Josh Poquette (Iron Mountain, MI), were selected from a group of 46 highly qualified applicants to receive the scholarship commencing with the Fall 2017 semester at Michigan Tech. According to Heather, “It is an honor to be named a Systems Control Scholar and receive such generous funding to allow me to pur- sue my degree in electrical engineer- ing at Michigan Tech. I had the opportunity to attend a number of highly ranked universities and the Systems Control Scholarship pro- gram, coupled with Tech’s fantastic reputation, influenced my decision to attend Michigan Tech.” Josh is a transfer student from Northern Michigan University and was excited to learn about this opportunity. “When I came to Tech and learned
about the Systems Control Scholarship, I submitted my applica- tion and essay knowing that I had a lot of strong competition for this scholarship. In addition to the finan- cial support, the internship experi- ence at Systems Control really caught my interest.”
Brad Lebouef, president of Systems Control, summarized his company’s support of the program as follows: “We are a rapidly growing company and are humbled by the trust and reliance our customers place with us. To maintain our growth and reputa- tion for best is class engineering and manufacturing, we need exceptional people. Michigan Tech has a well- deserved reputation of producing great engineers. The Systems Control Scholarship program was established to attract and develop the best and the brightest, with the hope that they will join our team upon graduation.” Michigan Tech and Systems Control are actively seeking applications from current electrical engineering stu- dents for a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year. For additional
information information regarding the Systems Control Scholarship, contact Alyssa Fredin at or David Rowe at About the Systems Control Scholarship Program: Dave Brule, Sr., established this annual scholar- ship for students at Michigan Technological University by virtue of a $250,000 contribution to fund the program. Mr. Brule is the owner of Northern Star Industries, and its subsidiary, Systems Control. Mr. Brule is a 1972 alumnus of Michigan Tech and served as a member of its Board of Trustees for eight years. The scholarship fund is intended to pro- mote the study of electrical engineer- ing, with an emphasis on electrical power systems. Applications are sought from current Michigan Tech electrical engineering undergradu- ates, as well as, incoming first year students at Michigan Tech. Successful applicants receive the des- ignation of Systems Control Scholar, a $10,000 annual scholarship and an opportunity to complete an intern- ship or co-op experience at Systems Control. Applicants are screened, and awardees selected, by a commit- tee comprised of Michigan Tech fac- ulty and staff members.
About Systems Control: Systems Control, a division of Northern Star Industries, Inc., has over fifty-five years of expertise as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of engineered solutions that enable
the reliable delivery of energy to the world. Systems Control is a market leader in the engineered solutions for production of electrical relay and control panels, sub-station control centers, energy storage enclosures, outdoor walk-in electrical system enclosures and engineering services for the electrical utility, oil and gas transmission industry. With a long standing history of operational excel- lence, Systems Control takes pride in delivering the highest quality service to its customers. The company has over 600 employees in its 315,000 square foot engineering and manu- facturing headquarters in Iron Mountain, MI. The company oper- ates remote engineering offices in Pewaukee, WI, and Houghton, MI. To learn more about Systems Control and employment opportuni- ties, visit or contact David Rowe at or 906-776-8718.
Carne’s BP Has New
Name - ECO Fuels
ESCANABA — After more than 50 years of business at the corner of U.S. 2 and 41 and M-35, the gas station formerly known as “Carne’s BP” has started to make some major changes. The station will now be called “ECO Fuels.”
As part of this change, the station will introduce new signage, new fuel pumps, and a new point-of-sale sys- tem over the coming months. The new fuel pumps and point-of-sale system are expected to be installed by the end of November. Other changes will take several months to complete. ECO Fuels will be unable to process credit card transactions during the month of November.
Bissell Joins Hospital
Medical Staff
ESCANABA- Jennifer Bissell, MD, board certified family medicine physician has joined the medical staff at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group.
Before joining OSF HealthCare, Dr. Bissell had been practicing family medicine in Wisconsin for seven years. An Escanaba High School graduate, Dr. Bissell is excited to return to her hometown with her son and her husband, Dr. Patrick Bissell. Dr. Jennifer Bissell sees patients in Suite 104 of our Escanaba Family Medicine practice in the Medical Office Building located at 3409 Ludington St. To schedule an appointment, call the new patient access center at 906-233-4288.
State Farm®
Providing Insurance and Financial Services Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710
Kara Applekamp, Agent
2582 US Hwy 41 W Marquette, MI 49855-2259 906-228-6645
Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there.®
“Where Elders Come To LIFE!”
Powers, Michigan • 906-497-5244
Serving Upper Michigan & Northeast Wisconsin Since 1946
• Well Drilling
• Water Treatment
• Well Inspections
• Emergency Service • Pumps
• Water Well Supplies

   7   8   9   10   11