More than 40 MARESA CTE welding students toured BOSS Snowplow and Systems Control manufacturing in Iron Mountain. Students learned they can find immediate employment and the beginning of a good career here in the UP.
BOSS moves 150,000 lbs of steel down their production line per day and uses 50 miles of MiG wire per day! BOSS designs and builds all kinds of snowplows, from the standard plow seen on pick-up trucks to smaller UTV and ATV plows, to the big box plows seen on front end loaders clearing large parking lots in the winter. They produce about 40 snowplows a month and they are shipped all over the world. Every BOSS plow you see was made in Iron Mountain, MI.
Systems Control designs and constructs Power Distribution houses. Systems Control produces about 25 sheds per month. The sheds range in size and cost, anywhere from $150,000 to $3 million per shed. The sheds are shipped all over world and range in weight from 16 - 30 tons each.
Both manufacturers are continually looking for quality employees for their skilled labor positions.
The tours were made possible through collaborative efforts between Marquette-Alger RESA and Michigan Works / Upward, and of course the welcoming hosts, Systems Control and BOSS Snowplow!