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BSSW - Bay Shore Steel Works


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About Us

Bay Shore Steel Works (BSSW) was founded in 1960 and was purchased by the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in 2019. Wholly owned by Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED). GTED is the economic development entity of the GTB focused on providing services to federal, state, commercial and tribal entities. The firm excels at completing projects which are sustainable, affordable, and valuable to the community.

The Strength to Survive ? Since 1960

Bay Shore Steel Works (BSSW) is a full-service component manufacturer and finisher. We maintain the capability to process components from raw plate to painted weldment or assembly. Although we work in all steels and aluminium, our concentration is in armor plate fabrications for the defense industry.

We are a key supplier of armor plate components for the Stryker Assault Vehicle and the M1 Abrams tank, plus other military armored vehicles and systems.

We offer complete process engineering, fabricating, machining and finishing services from a 45,000-square-foot facility just minutes away from Lake Michigan and across the road from one of Michigan?s premiere golf resorts.

If you?d like to know more about our company or tour our facilities, contact us to make arrangements.