BOSS Snowplow #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

About BOSS Snowplow

BOSS began manufacturing snowplow in Iron Mountain, MI in 1985.  In the early years, the company was focused on taking a revolutionary and untested product design and improving it to meet the quality and durability expectations of the commercial snow removal professional.

Today, BOSS is a leader in the snow and ice management business with a growing line up of plows for trucks, UTVs, and ATVs, salt and sand spreaders and box plows built for the snow and ice management professional, as well as the homeowner.  All products are designed for ease of use, quality and durability.  With a market competitive warranty, uncompromising quality and high level of craftsmanship, BOSS has grown to be a leader in the sale of truck plows.

With distributors in the United States, Canada and International markets, BOSS is recognized for its reliability, innovation, and performance-pillars.  Those pillars drive the company as it continues to advance the production process for which all products are designed, tested and built.

Working at BOSS Snowplow

We have established our reputation rooted in family values over the course of our history. Our values date back to 1959 and guide the culture and the people that make up the BOSS family.


We have an unwavering approach to doing the right thing all the time. (period)


We provide an environment of team safety that is rooted in accountability, advanced safety techniques and a commitment by each and every member of the BOSS team to keep each member of the BOSS family safe.


We have a leadership team that instills and encourages employee empowerment. We recruit the best and brightest talent and offer an environment that allows them to challenge the status quo. From the first cut of steel to the final product, every BOSS team member contributes his or her skill to creating and maintaining high quality BOSS products.


We know each day we can rely on each other like family. We don’t make empty promises to our customers. We keep our promises with each cut of steel on the plant floor, with each coat of paint on a newly welded plow and with each phone call we answer from our customers. Together we are the BOSS family.

If you are driven to be the ‘best’ and are looking for a rewarding challenge with an industry leader, search our current job openings and apply today!

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Bay College #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

About Bay College

Since the early 1970’s, Bay College has had a presence in Dickinson County, dedicating itself to offering academically excellent and affordable public education in our region. The college prepares students to be continuous learners who succeed upon transfer, work effectively in the contemporary workplace, and function as productive citizens and leaders in their communities. We focus on the following pillars of success:

  • Student Success: Bay College will continue to be a premier institution of learning that creates high quality, relevant academic experiences for a diverse community of learners.
  • Community Success: Bay College collaborates as a proactive leader in workforce development, educational partnerships, cultural diversity, and being a responsible member of a resilient community.
  • Culture of Success: Bay College fosters a supportive environment that engages accountable employees, data driven results, and develops talent to be an employer of choice in the U.P.

Bay College is nationally recognized for student success and completion and for its use of technology in both learning environments and business practices. Bay College has achieved this success by building a culture of continuous improvement and living by its employee-created cultural beliefs.


Working at Bay College

There are several benefits to working at Bay College, but helping students be the best version of themselves is by far the best. When we effectively educate others, not only does it profoundly impact someone else’s life, but it impacts their future, their family, and their community.

Regardless of department or job function, when you work at Bay College, you are given the daily opportunity to make a difference. As an instructor, you’re leaving a legacy by sharing your knowledge, life lessons and time to grow and inspire others. What we do might vary, but our “why” is the same — to position our students for success and for our communities to thrive.

I choose to work at Bay College West because we are all focused on student success.  I go to work every day knowing that we, as a team, are trying to make a difference in our students’ lives.  I also know that I can count on my colleagues when I need them.  Since we’re a small college, we get to know each other – and our students – more than we would at other higher education institutions.

– Britt Slade, Full-time Math Instructor


I have worked at Bay College West since 2003 and it has been an awesome place to work.  Every day is something new and when I work with students it is inspiring to see them change throughout a semester.  Bay College West offers a safe environment that allows students and staff the ability to focus on succeeding in class or their job.  I have seen many changes over the years but one thing that has remained constant is Bay Colleges focus on success, including community, staff, and students.  Bay also encourages growth within their employees using professional development, or job advancement. In my area I am always provided the tools or assistance I need to perform my job.  Being from a small town, I am very proud to tell people that I work at Bay College West and I feel Bay has had a very positive impact on the community, as well as thousands of students over the years.

– Pat Bazan, Building Maintenance Manager at Bay College West


I choose to work at Bay College because the work we do matters. We get to help individuals, industry partners and ultimately our community. Seeing the campus utilized, connecting people and helping others on their journey is fulfilling.

Gina Wollner, Dean of Bay College West Campus

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41 Lumber #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

About 41 Lumber
41 Lumber is a full-service building material supply and design company. We have a retail store and distribution center in Quinnesec, and our kitchen and design center in downtown Iron Mountain will open in April 2021. We have five additional retail locations outside of Dickinson County.

Building Dreams, One Project at a Time Since 1925

Our Difference

41 Lumber is a fourth-generation UP-family-owned business, and our greatest asset is our Team. Our Team takes a customer service-based approach to all projects, big or small. We have the expertise for any project, from Kitchen and Bath Specialists to our Residential Design Team or our Sales Team, who know how to build and solve problems with years of experience to back it up. Our customers have confidence that they will find better products for better results when they come to 41 Lumber.

Our core values guide our Team and influence our relationships with our customers, community, team members, and suppliers.

Delivering the “wow factor”
Growth and Learning
Be Passionate and Determined
Be Humble

Have fun!

Working at 41 Lumber

We understand that a successful career is dependent on providing the proper tools and training. At 41 Lumber, training begins on day one and continues throughout your career. We ensure you have the best tools to do your job well and meet our customers’ needs.

Our Team-based approach ensures we meet our customers’ needs throughout the lifecycle of their projects. Teamwork is essential for the success of our customer service-based approach.

At 41 Lumber, we foster our Team Members’ aspirations to advance within our company and to take opportunities to grow and learn. Our goal is to provide you with a fulfilling experience that leads to along career with 41 Lumber.

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DCH Expands Orthopedic Team with the Addition of Dr. Sproul


Dickinson County Healthcare is increasing bone and joint care for the community with the addition of Jack Sproul, MD, to the area’s largest orthopedic team. As a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sproul brings high bone and joint expertise levels, including arthroscopy, to the Iron Mountain community. He provides care and healing to shoulders, knees, and hips, including injuries from accidents and sports.

For the full press release, click here.

CCI Systems #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

About CCI Systems
For more than 65 years, CCI Systems has been a leading provider of Telecommunications Solutions and Services. Headquartered in Iron Mountain Michigan, CCI Sytems is one of the largest employers in town, employing over 500 of our 850 employees in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We deliver across the network solutions for all kinds of communication networks, serving clients all across the county. We offer services at every stage, from consulting, engineering, construction, deployment, maintenance and support. With decades of experience, our Engineering division is recognized as a top Telecommunications Engineering Design group in the country. As a Gold Partner with Cisco Systems, CCI Systems has the capability and experience to customize top-of-the-line solutions, utilizing top-of the-line hardware for our customers.

Working at CCI Systems
Our Mission is to “Make life better by connecting people through innovative communications systems”. We live our Values of Service, Forthright, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Passion, Respect and Accountability. As an Employee Owned Company since 1989, we are proud to be able to contribute and share in our company’s success.

Check out what our employees have to say

“I choose to work at CCI because I feel that I can learn new things every day that will in turn make me a better worker. I enjoy learning different kinds of designs and programs to design in. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and this is almost like a continuance of my education, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I believe the people make it a great company. My coworkers are always willing to assist and help me solve problems making it a real team effort. CCI takes care of their employees in multiple ways.”
Jessica Hurkmans, Design Engineer
Employed since 2017


“I love coming to work every day because of the atmosphere, the challenge and the people that I work with. It is a fun and fulfilling work place. The culture that we have built at CCI is to help employees feel like they have a safe work environment, have great opportunities to grow, and a passion you will see in everyone’s eyes to succeed.”
David Copley, Inside Sales & Fulfillment Manager
Network Solutions Group
Employed since 2010


“I choose to work at CCI because it is a company that promotes growth. Instead of just having a job, one can make a career working at CCI. CCI is an employee-owned (ESOP) company. That ownership of company is an extra incentive that helps drive ourselves to be the “Best in the World” at whatever goal we are trying to accomplish. I love working at CCI because of the #culture. There aren’t many industry-leading companies that have small-town roots like CCI does. Our coworkers are also our neighbors, which gives us an added sense of community.”
Adam Hull, Business Analyst II
Shared Services
Employed since 2010

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MSF Approves Funding for Sandstone Studio Projects in Downtown Iron Mountain

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant of $414,950 in support of Eden Property Collection’s Sandstone Studio Projects.

Lois Ellis was quoted in the announcement. “There is an acute need for new housing options in the area due to growth of the area’s employment base,” said Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Director Lois Ellis. “The renovation of this historic property will not only address the housing shortage, but will also serve as a catalyst for additional private investment in the future.”

Read the full press release on the MEDC website.

Dickinson County Healthcare System #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) is one of the largest employers in the Dickinson Area. Having earned its 3rd Consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety, DCHS one of the most consistently recognized rural hospitals nationally for patient safety, and was named as a 2020 Top Rural Hospital in the United States by Leapfrog.

DCHS is currently hiring for a wide variety of positions, from patient care to operational roles.

About DCHS 

DCHS aims to be the focal point of healthcare in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the adjoining counties of Northeastern Wisconsin.

Our primary roles include:
● Providing a broad range of high quality acute care including inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, and specialty services.
● Providing directly, sharing, or serving as the catalyst for community health education.
● Preventing illness and preserving health.
● Providing non-hospital-based healthcare services.
● Improving the quality of life of impaired persons.
● Providing rehabilitative services

Working at DCHS

Our outstanding team of family healthcare providers is supported by highly-skilled, locally-based specialists including internal medicine, general surgery, cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and physical therapy. From advanced lab and diagnostic services to lifesaving emergency treatment, to kind and compassionate hospital care, our caring staff is always ready to serve you. Our greatest reward is that babies, kids, moms, dads, and grandparents all become healthier here. Dickinson has been regionally and nationally recognized for excellent healthcare by independent performance-based rating agencies including an “A+ Patient Safety Rating” and “Top Rural Hospital” designation from The Leapfrog Group.”

● Dickinson County Healthcare (DCHS) has 701 employees
● DCHS employees enjoy various community business discounts
● DCHS employees have great benefit and retirement options
● DCHS is a small community hospital with state of the art technology
● DCHS earned its 3 rd Consecutive “A” Grade for Patient Safety, making it one of the most consistently recognized rural hospitals nationally for patient safety
● DCHS was named as a 2020 Top Rural Hospital in the United States by Leapfrog

Mr. Chuck Nelson, President and CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System states, “It is my honor to be in a position to guide excellent healthcare in the Iron Mountain region and share with you important information about the future of healthcare in our communities. Dickinson County Healthcare is diagnosing health challenges earlier than ever and developing personalized care plans to keep people healthier longer.”

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Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has hired 163 individuals in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a video from the Iron Mountain VA recognizing and honoring their employees.

About Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center 

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) is celebrating 70 years of serving Veterans this year. The medical center is located in Iron Mountain, MI and oversees seven clinics in Ironwood, Hancock, Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Menominee, Manistique, MI and Rhinelander, WI. The facility was named in honor of Oscar G. Johnson, a local WWII Veteran and Medal of Honor recipient. OGJVAMC employs more than 760 staff at its main facility and community-based outreach clinics and is one of the largest employers in Dickinson County, MI. OGJVAMC annually serves over 20,000 Veterans in 24 counties (15 in MI and 9 in WI).

OGJVAMC is consistently rated as 1 of 8 VA hospitals in the top 10% of all VA hospitals in terms of patient satisfaction since 2012. It is ranked 1st in “Employee Satisfaction” and 3rd “Best Place to Work.” The facility was awarded the “Best Experience Award” in July 2019 and again in February 2020 in the small level facility category. 

We are honored to serve the brave men and women who’ve sacrificed so much to protect our country. As our local mission statement states, we are “Focused on Excellence – Putting Veterans First.” 

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Working at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

Working at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) offers the unique opportunity to give back to America’s greatest heroes. We are a leader in patient satisfaction and pride ourselves on providing patient-centered care in a health care system designed specifically to meet Veterans’ needs.

OGJVAMC employs more than 760 staff at its main facility and seven community-based outreach clinics in Ironwood, Hancock, Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Menominee, Manistique, MI and Rhinelander, WI. It is one of the largest employers in Dickinson County, MI. OGJVAMC annually serves over 20,000 Veterans in 24 counties (15 in MI and 9 in WI). Approximately 30% of our workforce are Veterans. 

Out of 128 VA hospitals in the country, OGJVAMC is ranked 1st in “Employee Satisfaction” and 3rd “Best Place to Work.” OGJVAMC offers a great work/life balance, training and development opportunities (national and local), exceptional benefits and opportunities for advancement. 


  • Excellent insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan for retirement 
  • 13 to 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 sick days annually with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid federal holidays

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Veterans may be eligible for direct-hire. Veterans interested in employment may contact 906-774-3300 ext. 32281 or ext. 32280 for more information. 

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Systems Control #KeepUPWorking in Dickinson County

Systems Control has hired more than 100 individuals in Dickinson county in 2020 and they are not slowing down. Click here for more information.

About Systems Control

Systems Control designs and manufactures customized, turnkey systems that protect, transmit and distribute energy from source to grid to consumer.

Our approach is simple: design, optimize, manufacture, and integrate the highest-quality, most cost-effective solution possible. From initial concept to final delivery, we perform every step of our process in house, and under one roof. And from introduction to installation, we work hand-in-hand with our customers, assigning dedicated teams to better understand their needs and ensure quality results that exceed expectations.

We’re proud of the role we play in bringing energy to those who need it. We bring positive energy and passion to every challenge. But we don’t just do it with connectors and wires. Our most compelling connections are the relationships we build with our employees, suppliers, customers, and community.

One roof. One goal. Extraordinary customer service that’s powered by people.

Working at Systems Control

Opportunity for advancement is a very important aspect of career choice. At Systems Control, we know that every person’s aspirations vary. To encourage growth at the pace and interest level of each individual, we offer our employees a variety of ways to grow with us. We believe your career should be flexible and evolve alongside your skills and passions.

We want you to be happy with your career here. We believe that as you advance, you should always be moving to something better—something you love doing that challenges you every day and fills you with pride.

Together we can set the path to get there, then help you along the way with career plans that are tailored to your skill set and personal goals.

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#KeepUPWorking Dickinson County – Featured Employers Series

Now is a great time to be looking for work in Dickinson County. With one of the lowest unemployment rates in all of Michigan, our major employers are still hiring. Each month we will be featuring an area employer and information about why It Pays to Work Now in our community.

If your company wants to be featured, please email
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