Family owned business

Massie Manufacturing has been a family owned business in Baraga, Michigan for 60 years. At Massie Manufacturing you can expect small town honesty and integrity, paired with big city capabilities and resources.

Our team of certified, and experienced welders, with decades of experience in the industry, are adept at fabricating even the most complex designs.

Fabrication Services


Customers include both federal government and privately owned businesses such as the United States Army, General Dynamics, Marvin Land Systems, Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC, Barko Hydraulics LLC, Argonics Inc and more.

Massie Manufacturing has partnered with Peninsula Powder Coating and K&D Fabrication so that the customer does not need to bear any additional freight or handling costs associated with getting their goods finished with either powder coat or wet paint. And if your part requires plating or heat treating, we have the connections to make that happen.


When you receive your parts, they are complete and ready to use. From initial cutting and bending, to machining and welding, paint and plating, we can provide it all. One of the biggest benefits of Massie Manufacturing is our flexibility.

With our state-of-the-art technology and machinery, we can manufacture a one-off prototype or a run of 500 frames. Massie Manufacturing will meet all customer requirements and supply the best quality while improving our system, customer satisfaction, and delivery performance.

CNC Machining


In the early 1960s, Raphael Massie started Ray’s Welding in a small building in Keweenaw Bay, Michigan. After several years there, Ray’s Welding moved into Baraga. The shop was moved several times over the course of its early years.

In 1983 Peter Massie and his brother Robert partnered up and took over the business, running the shop together until Robert retired in 2005.  Peter worked hard to expand the shop’s abilities to meet existing customer needs and to find new customers. 

In 2007 the shop was awarded its first army contract and that created a whole new opportunity. Massie Manufacturing now works with several major suppliers to the Department of Defense. All the while continuing our relationships with our long-standing customers.

After over 38 years at the helm of Massie Manufacturing, Peter Massie sold the business to Karl Niemela in March 2021. Karl is the owner and President of Laser North, Inc., a state-of-the-art laser cutting, machining and fabrication center located next door to Massie Manufacturing, and  also has an additional Laser North facility in Hayti, South Dakota.