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    "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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Fundraising & Promotional Products

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    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. 


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    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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MSI Administrator, Christopher Kamrada

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Administrator Kamrada

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    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. 

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MDOC Professional Excellence Award

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    Maydson 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!

NCIA Staff Honor Roll Award

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    Margret Leisinger was the reciepient of the 2019 NCIA Staff Honor Roll Award.  Margret wasrecognized 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.

     

     

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2019 NCIA Training Conference

  • Greg Dancer-Panel PicGreg Dancer Mgr. (JCF) Print Shop, NCIA Log Cabin Winner!
  • Deann & SupplierDeann Gallagher, Mgr. (DRF) Garment Visiting with Supplier
  • Dean McGregor-Panel PicDean McGregor, MDOC Specialist Voc. Village Presentation
  • Chris and Men Staff MN-Panel PicMSI Team Players at NCIA Conference
  • MSI Team at StadiumMSI Team Tour Vikings Bank Stadium
  • Bank Stadium 1U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
  • Bank Statdium 2Aerial View of Vikings Field House
  • Matt Yeager-Panel PicMatt Yeager, Optical Trades (ARF) Offender Success Presentation

Admin Coin Awards

2019 Administrator Coin Awards

  • Tom Fegan-Admin Coin AwardTom Fegan, Mgr. (LRF) Laundry
  • Chuck Beltz-Admin Coin AwardChuck Beltz, Mgr. (IBC) Sign Shop
  • Will Rondeau-Admin Coin AwardWill Rondeau, Mgr. (ARF) License Plate
  • Chad Guthrie-Admin Coin AwardChad Guthrie, Sales, MSI Central Office

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