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Michigan State Industries

Michigan State Industries

Michigan State Industries

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Our Mission

"Building Bridges to Success" by providing real opportunities for Michigan adults in custody, educating and empowering them to become law-abiding, tax paying citizens through successful work skills training.    


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Reentry Success Story!! Video

Reentry Success Story!!

Fred & Donna Kostrick are owners of a unique shop known as "License Plate Heaven".  Old scrap license plates are renewed and given a new life as a host of new and very fun promotional products.  A visit and tour to the MSI License Plate Operation inspired the owners to create a 501(c)3 non-profit to help paroling inmates get a fresh start in life.  Former prisoner Mr. Sims featured in the video successfully gained employment with the company and has become one of their most valuable employees.  The video was created as part of the 2020 NCIA Webinar presentation topic on Awards, Recognition and Promotional Products. (Left:) Interview with Will Rondeau, former License Plate Operations Manager Now Happily Retired!!, and a former prisoner reentry success recipient.

MSI Work Skills Program Videos

(Right): Former MSI prisoner worker provides his experience and education gained during his time in the MSI Work Skills Training Program, and how it empowers individuals to rediscover hope and self-worth, gain knowledge and skills, and take action to use their experiences to make a positive difference for those around them.

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Employee Club & Promotional Products

MSI offers a wide range of Custom, Specialty, Fundraising, and Promotional Products for MDOC Employee Clubs, State Agencies, and 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organizations.  Specialty products include school and business booster fundraising plates, coasters, novelty bird houses, bags, hats, laser-cut wood products such as desk nameplates, kitchen cutting boards, and lazy Susan's.  The shop also offers custom vinyl products (binders/notebooks), acrylic awards, plaques and nametags. 

(Left:) Governor Gretchen Whitmer, MDOC Director Heidi Washington and former MSI Administrator Christopher Kamrada (Retired), discuss MSI specialty products during the Governors visit to GVP Central Office. 



MSI Apparel

MSI has provided MDOC, 501(c)3 Organizations and State agencies with quality products and services for over 50 years.  MSI garment operations manufacture MDOC uniforms, prisoner clothing and a variety of other products. The range of its capabilities includes safety apparel, coats, jackets; jumpsuits; coveralls; overalls; rainwear; ballistic/tactical, and maintenance apparel; county jail clothing; pajamas; healthcare scrubs; uniform shirts and trousers, and t-shirts.  Additionally, the garment operations produce briefcases; duffle bags; ERT team bags; robotic arm covers; infant supplies; embroidery and American flags. 

(Right:)  Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDOT employees examine a local bridge wearing MSI Safety Surveyor Vests. 


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Administrator Greg Dancer

It is with great pleasure that we announce Greg Dancer has accepted the position as MSI Administrator.  Greg has been with Michigan State Industries for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge into this position.  Greg's appointment is effective March 19, 2023.  Greg will continue the MSI Mission of providing Michigan adults in custody with real-world opportunities and work skills training.  He also believes providing offenders with marketable skills gives them better opportunities to become successful contributing members of society upon release. MSI currently operates 12 different factories in 9 facilities across the state. All of the MSI employees do remarkable things to keep us successful and moving forward in a positive direction. Correctional Industries vs private sector industries present completely different challenges. It's not easy working inside prisons. They are full of obstacles that private sector operations never have to worry about.  Despite that our employees maintain safe operations and serve as mentors, coaches, and trainers to the offenders we employ statewide.  On behalf of all of us at MSI, I want to thank you for your support. We could not do it without you!!

Greg Dancer, MSI Administrator, Michigan State Industries

MSI Administrator Coin Awards

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(2021) Madyson Taylor, Administrative Mgr., CO

Paul Perez Admin Coin

(2021) Paul Perez, IPL, Brooks Laundry (LRF)

Jeff Roe Admin Coin Award

(2021) Jeff Roe, IPL, License Plate (ARF)

TJ White Admin Award-2020

(2020) TJ White, Sales, MSI GVP Central Office

Admin Coin Award-Deann Gallagher

(2020) Deann Gallagher,  MSI Operations Mgr.

Guthrie Admin Award

(2019) Chad Guthrie, Sales/Service Mgr. CO

Rondeau Admin Award

(2019) Will Rondeau, (Retired) Plates (ARF)

Tom Fegan Admin Coin

(2019) Tom Fegan, Mgr.  Laundry Operation (LRF)

Chuck Beltz-Admin Coin Award

(2019) Chuck Beltz, (Retired) Sign Shop (IBC)