Norway-Vulcan business joins Dickinson Chamber

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo A RIBBON CUTTING ceremony was held recently at Starship Enterprises LLC in the Norway-Vulcan Industrial Park. The business has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance and ambassadors were on hand for the ceremony. From left, are ambassadors Suzanne Anderson, Teresa Schettler, and Greta Michaud; Barlow Heider and owner Lee Heider; ambassadors Ray King, Tamara Juul and Corky DeRoeck; and Lynda Zanon, chamber director.

VULCAN — Starship Enterprises LLC has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance as a new member.

A ceremony was recently held at the business attended by ambassadors with the chamber.

The business started in 1998, and the main manufacturing building was added in 2002. 

Starship Enterprises is in the Norway-Vulcan Industrial Park, the second business on the right side of Sturgeon Mill Road. 

Lee and Randy Heider established Starship Enterprises and continue to be active in the day-to-day operations, later adding Lee’s son, Barlow, to the operation. 

Starship Enterprises LLC produces custom millwork, architectural mouldings like casings, bases, crowns, chair rails; tongue and groove paneling; plank flooring; bread board panels; table tops; panels for the wallpaper industry; and pallets.

 Starship works with most native woods.  They work with lumber supplied by the customer and also produce products for the lumber supply/hardware stores in the area. 

“We buy most of our dry lumber from the U.P. and northeastern Wisconsin area,” the Heiders said.

In addition, Starship is the largest pallet recycling business in the Upper Peninsula. They collect unwanted pallets and keep them from going into landfills. They recondition the pallets so they can be used by other manufacturers.

“Because our business is seasonal, we utilize many part-time employees, people who want to augment their income, retired couples who want to stay active,” they said.

The Heiders added that the goal of the business is to be financially able to expand with steady growth while maintaining a high standard of quality work.

“Starship will look at any project involving woodworking, from making mouldings for a whole new home to sanding or sizing your boards,” they added.

To contact Starship Enterprises, call 906-563-8125.