Messersmith Manufacturing of Bark River, Michigan, designs, manufactures and installs biomass boiler systems. Messersmith was incorporated in 1982 by Gailyn and Valerie Messersmith and is celebrating its 40th anniversary of manufacturing in the upper peninsula this year. Messersmith has installed industrial biomass boiler systems in schools and universities, hospitals, greenhouses and forest products sawmills throughout 30 states and provinces from Maine to Alaska. In 2016, the Messersmiths sold the company to two employees, Math Colburn and Jeremy Mortl. In 2017, they acquired a competitor company, Biomass Combustions Systems of Massachusetts, and brought all the manufacturing of BCS equipment to the Bark River facility. There are currently 16 employees.