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advanced manufacturing

The Upper Peninsula’s world-class research universities foster innovation and new ideas, but the unique ingredient we offer is a manufacturing workforce heritage of grit and dependability.

building. making. growing

Hard work is part of the culture here, inspired by a passion for the outdoors and a rural pioneering spirit. Our workforce is diverse, ranging from engineers and IT professionals to skilled manual laborers. The common thread is a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, with a focus on quality and integrity. Upper Peninsula products find their way around the world and advanced manufacturing continues to grow.

The U.P. is home to a wide range of “made in America” manufacturers that improve processes and products through the use of cutting-edge technologies.

Systems Control in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

U.P. companies manufacture mission-critical products that support industries like energy, defense, and medical devices.

Calumet Electronics in Calumet, Michigan.

U.P. manufacturers work hard to protect the region’s precious natural resources, focusing on sustainability, conservation and pollution prevention.

Northern Hardwoods in South Range, Michigan

The ever-growing list of U.P. products, from printed circuit boards to helicopters, can be found around the globe.

Enstrom Helicopters in Menominee, Michigan.