About Northwoods Manufacturing

$12,000,000 annual sales steel fabricator of large tun-key structures and after market parts. Northwoods Manufacturing is a family owned business located in Kingsford in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Owner and founder Jon Pipp began his career journey locally by earning an engineering degree at The Milwaukee School of Engineering. Always interested in owning his own business, he took his knowledge and experience and Northwoods Manufacturing was born. The Corporation was founded in November of 1994 and began operations in January of 95. With 5 employees and a 6000-sq. ft. building and little equipment he began the process of building the company Northwoods has become today manufacturing small parts for his customers. 22 years in the making now sees Northwoods with 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 75 employees. Jon’s son Brian is now the acting VP of Operations with 20 years of experience in the Fabricating business. We have evolved into a leader in the Aggregate and Mining business as well as Industrial Ovens, Conveyors and Air Quality Equipment that our customers count on. Northwoods Manufacturing has always treated our customers the way we would like to be treated, with Integrity, honesty and respect. Our goal is always to deliver a quality product, on time in a professional manner.

Northwoods Manufacturing, Inc.

The quality of a customers’ product is our first concern. The process begins when we receive the order and continues throughout all manufacturing operations. The primary responsibility for quality rests with each employee. Employees are required to inspect their own work. All work must then pass a final inspection prior to shipment. Our people, their talents, and our commitment to customer satisfaction make the difference at Northwoods.

  • 100,000 Square Foot Manufacturing Facility
  • 60,000 Square Foot Assembly Facility
  • Quality Assurance System
  • AWS Certified Inspectors
  • AWS D1.1 Certified Welders


Northwoods welders are certified with American Welding Society (AWS) to a D1.1 certification.  We offer mig, tig, stick, stud, and submerged arc welding processes for a variety of metals.  These include alloy steel, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, bronze alloys, and others. Our welders have access to plasma oxygen acetylene and air arc equipment for cutting. Equipment such as rotary positioners, track welders, powered tank rollers, and a variety of lifting equipment are used to achieve the best welds possible.

Additional Services Available

  • Insulation – Foam or ceramic block, blanket
  • Refractory – Poured + Gunned
  • Galvanizing
  • Certified Electricians
  • ASME Certified Pipe Welding
  • Cladding
  • Heat Treating + Stress Relief
  • X Ray + 3rd Party Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle + Dye Penetrant Testing
  • Certified Engineering



Jerry Nardi