We are very proud of MSI Factory Operations efforts to retool and gear up to assist in the COVID-19 fight! EVERYONE has been working around the clock to help in every way possible and we can't thank you all enough for what you have accomplished in such a short period of time!! We are an AWESOME TEAM as can be seen in the following video. A HUGE Thank-You to the following MSI Operations: Bellamy Creek Sign Shop, Carson City Garment, Chippewa Garment, Ionia Garment, Cotton CF Mattress & Print Shop, Detroit Reentry Center Janitorial, and Gus Harrison License Plate.
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 susans. The shop also offers custom vinyl products (binders/notebooks), acrylic awards, plaques and nametags.
(Left:) Governor Gretchen Whitmer, MDOC Director Heidi Washington and MSI Administrator Chistopher Kamrada discuss MSI specialty products during the Governors visit to GVP Central Office.
SHOP FUNDRAISING & SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
SCHOOL FUNDRAISING & PRODUCTS BROCHURE
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.
Christopher Kamrada was appointed Administrator of Michigan State Industries (MSI) on April 8th, 2018. Kamrada earned his Accounting and Finance degree in 1992 and began his professional career as the Financial Controller of an office supply corporation in the upper peninsula of Michigan the following year. He was an MP (Military Police) in the U.S. Army at Fort MacLellan Alabama, and continued serving his country as a member of both the Ohio and Michigan National Guard.
Kamrada looks forward to the opportunity to improve MSI's Culture and its relationship with MDOC and the Legislature. With a strong financial background, a LEAN management philosophy, and a servant leader mentality, Kamrada's management style empowers staff to improve their operations and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization. He is married to his wife of 28 years and has three children. Chris Kamrada also serves on the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) Board of Directors and Chairman for the Central Michigan Region.
Madyson Tayor was the recipient of the 2019 MDOC Professional Excellence Award!! Madyson stepped up to the challenge and took the initiative and tirelessly worked with top rank financial staff from both the Department and DTMB to develop the protocols and processes to perform many complex transactions that were required to adjust our ledgers during the SIGMA implementation. This work effort was challenging and difficult to comprehend, but Madyson was committed to see it through, and ensured our needs of accurate financial reporting were met. Great Job Madyson!
Margret Leisinger was the recipient of the 2019 NCIA Staff Honor Roll Award. Margret was recognized by the NCIA (National Correctional Industries Association) for her commitment to excellence and for the pride and ownership she takes in her work each and every day. Margret is a highly valued asset to our organization and an integral part of our MSI team. In summary, “She Does Great Work and Cares about the Organization and its People”! Thank you Margret for all that you do and congratulations on your Honor Roll recognition for the Central Region, Michigan representative.