About Us Bay Shore Steel Works (BSSW)
About BSSW An Overview of BSSW
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.
Mission Statement: To give our customers the highest quality product with the best delivery at a cost effective price, with outstanding service and integrity.
SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged Business
Socioeconomic Status: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is a tribally-owned entity.
DBE & MBE
SBA Tribal 8 (a),
DUNS: 828 286 182
Point of Contact:
John Thomas, Director of Sales and Marketing
6336 U.S. 31 North,
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Quality and Safety
Our quality control measures can mean the difference between life and death for the military personnel we serve. So our commitment to quality is something we take very seriously. So is our commitment to the safety of our employees, suppliers and customers. In a business that’s all about “survival,” we know the importance of strong quality and safety systems.
ISO 9001:2015 Certified Quality Management System
ISO 9001:2015 has long been the quality management system gold standard among military contractors.
To verify the highest quality of work, Bay Shore Steel Works is fully certified to ISO 9001:2015.
If you’d like to know more about our ISO 9001:2015 Certified Quality Management System, and how it can work for you, contact us.
BSSW Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
Please review below our purchase order terms and conditions for Bay Shore Steel Works. The following Terms and Conditions as well as quality notes are being flowed down to you our vendor as required by each of our customers. As pertains to you, please follow the specific links below, carefully review the required Terms and Conditions and quality clauses and inform us of any compliance issues.
Suppliers Terms & Conditions
Wholly-owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, GTED is the commercial investment entity that provides a consistent, supportive, and structured management platform, in order to best support our subsidiary companies.
While servicing existing relationships and building new ones, the GTED group of companies achieve well-managed business growth in traditional and evolving markets with an emphasis on sustainability and commitment to our people.
Today we are proud to enrich the lives of our people in many ways. With the wisdom, energy, and ideas of everyone who contributes to the GTB, our success will benefit the entire community.