Lake Shore Systems is Proud of Made in the USA Products – Blue Collar | Local News

Some businesses may be associated with the Northwoods: paper mills, certain restaurants, or outdoor businesses. Some companies are lesser known’, but they still play a major role not only in the local economy, but across the country.

The folks at Lake Shore Systems Inc., which manufactures integrated solutions for naval vessels, take great pride in what they do. Company officials say that’s just part of what Lake Shore is doing to keep those who serve our country safe.

Rhinelander Plant Manager Scott Sievert remarked, “Every active duty ship in the U.S. Fleet, every active duty ship in the U.S. Navy, has a part made out of Rhinelander, Wisconsin,” said said plant manager Scott Sievert.

Lake Shore Systems has been around for a long time and opened up shop in the 19th century.

“Lake Shore Systems was born in 1858, so he’s 162 years old,” Sievert said. The Rhinelander factory opened in 1990 and has been around for approximately 32 years in Rhinelander. “The factory manufactures parts such as naval ramps, hatches” and resupply systems, among others. “Essentially doing all kinds of heavy fabrication for the Department of Defense, underground mining equipment, and many other customers,” Sievert said.

Lake Shore employees say they take great pride in creating advanced systems for the military. “NOT90% of the people who work here, if not more, take great pride in what they do and where they go, said Lake Shore welder and fabricator Justin Houg.

Sievert says making quality products is very important to the people who work for Lake Shore. “We have a lot of people who are my age who have young children, young adults in the service, and so we want to make sure that our equipment, when it’s on these ships, that it’s sturdy, won’t hurt to no one. Our mantra is safety, quality, schedule, cost,” Sievert said.

Lake Shore executives say that, like many businesses in the area, it has been difficult to find skilled labour, but they also add that there are opportunities for anyone to come and contribute to their mission.

Elizabeth J. Harless