Board of Directors

Jim Hansen

Vice President
Dick Barron

Todd Salo

Dennis Bowen

Will Carne

Tom Harris
Chris Holmes
Dennis Bowen
Martin Gieszer
Ken Gartland
Maria Maniaci
Pam Eschelweck
Todd Salo
Kristine Olson
Billy Spirito

Executive Director


Hours of Operation

Lakestate Industries
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30p.m

The Rustic Room
 Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30 pm

Lakestate Industries
P.O. Box 279
1830 North 21st Street
Escanaba, Michigan 49829

 Phone: 906-786-9212
 Fax: 906-789-6004

Marquette Office
1500 Hwy M-28 E.
Marquette, Michigan 49855

Phone: 906-273-2131
Phone: 906-273-2132
Fax: 906-273-2133

Monday- Friday
8:00 - 4:30p.m

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* Office Equiptment
* Office Supplies
* Computers
* Copy/Fax Machine
* Industrial Paper
* Balers
* Platform Scale
* Vans
* Fork Lift
* Saws
* Saftey Equipment

Lakestate Industries
Building Futures

Our Goal is $500,000

The Essence of Compassion


Lakestate Industries
Celebrating 40 Years of Service
  Fall Issue 2013

Lakestate Industries Celebrating 40 Years of Service

Forty years of service. It's an incredible milestone Lakestate Industries attained this year. Founded in 1973 by a group of parents who desired something more for their children with disabilities, we continue 40 years later to develop vocational training and opportunities for people throughout the Delta County area. It is truly humbling to see how far we have come and how many lives have been touched throughout the years through our services. Many things have changed since 1973, but our mission remains the same.

"Lakestate Industries  is dedicated
                                                                          helping people recognize and maximize 
                                                                     their abilities, overcome barriers, and support
                                                                           them in reaching their highest level of
                                                                         employment and community inclusion."


Lakestate Industries has now opened a Marquette location and has begun offering employment services in our area.
Offering employment services to people with disabilities in Marquette County! The current location of Lakestate Industries is 2372 US 41 West, Marquette, Michigan 49855 (previously used as the Marquette Activities Center). At the current time, we re serving 40 individuals in Marquette and we continue to add more workers on a weekly basis. Our workers are currently doing a variety of jobs including sorting confidential documents, shredding confidential documents, making fire starters, delivering Action Newspapers, mowing lawns and performing janitorial services for area businesses.

We are currently serving 200 people in Delta County and have aspirations to serve at least that number of people in Marquette County..
We are encouraged by all of the positive comments and feel honored to have this opportunity to offer employment services to people with barriers to employment. We understand the impotance of having a job and earning a paycheck and we are proud to give people with disabilities the opportunity to do just that!

Please continue to place the toilet paper rolls in the container in each restroom and bring used candles (collection bin by coffee station) and any paper towel and toilet paper rolls you can to help this new Lakestate location take off in Marquette County.

                 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marquette, Michigan

          Employee of the Month - Valerie

Lakestate Industries in Escanaba, Michigan. Valerie is a dedicated hard worker who enjoys all facets of her employment, which include working in the Production Shop, Recycling Center and Mobile Crews. Valerie always comes to work with a smile on her face and inspires us all.

Well Done Valerie!

Tailgate Kickoff Party at Lakestate Industries- (For our Consumers)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 11:45a.m - 12:45pm
Hotdogs & Pop will be provided

Wear your team colors!

Lakestate Industries 2013 Company Picnic
Our company picnic was held on July 19th 2013 at the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club in Escanaba, Michigan. This year our picnic was filled with good company and due to the generosity of our sponsors each  person received a prize.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors who make this event special each and every year. The Great Lakes Sports & Recreation club graciously donated their building for our event. A good time was had by all. Our Gold Sponsors were EMP, Binks, Wal-Mart and Pike Distributing.
Addittional  Sponsors Include:Gladstone Super Valu, Gloria Jardis, Arbys, Bay College, Plumb Creek, Dollar Tree, Mels Lawn & Garden, Bay Bank, Kobasic Grocery, Mr. Bike & Ski, Payless Shoes, Sayklly's, State Bank, Super One, T & T True Valu, Tradehome Shoes, Donnut Connection,  Delta County Credit Union,, Cost Cutters, Elmer's Market, Hardees, Herford & Hops, Jim's Dairy Creme, Johnston's Distributing, Binks, The Stonehouse, Taco Bell, Oven King Pizza, Holiday Station Store, Viaw's Market, Glicks, Wendy's, McDonalds, Shopko, Gladsstone BP & Gifts, Ramidos Subs and Frame Farm.


Happy Retirement to James "Vinny" Vicenzi
Vinny dedicated 25 years as Lakestate's Saftey Coordinator.
We will miss you Vinny!

NEWS From Production Manager Christine Johnson -- The economy hasn't slowed down our Firestarter production. Orders have increased and a second shift was put in place to accommodate our customers. We are now selling our firestarters throughout the continental United States!


Lakestate's Event's Calendar- This year we were fortunate to attend events in our local area supporting our community. In March of 2013 Lakestate Industry attend the 2013 UP Builders Show that was held at the Superior Dome in Marquette, Michigan.  Ernie's Irish Pub put on their First Annual Fundraiser for Lakestate in July of 2013 and it was a huge Success!  A special Thank You to those who came out to support us. July 9th 2013 Lakestate attended the Delta County Chambers Esky 150 Business After Hours. We showcased our Patio Deck Cooler. It was a huge hit!


          Ernie's Irish Pub                                  Business After Hours- Esky 150

 Rustic Room Online Store  - Located within Lakestate Industries in Escanaba, Michigan


Lakestate Industries is proud to say that we are the leader in Retail Stores for a Non Profit Agency who is dedicated to helping people with disabilities. We have added new products and we maintain the highest quality. Shop online @