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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 MSI Administrator Christopher Kamrada 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 Kamrada

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, his 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. 

MSI Administrator Coin Awards

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(2021) Madyson Taylor, Administrative Mgr., CO

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

Jeff Roe Admin Coin Award

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

TJ White Admin Award-2020

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

Admin Coin Award-Deann Gallagher

(2020) Deann Gallagher,  MSI Administrator 

Guthrie Admin Award

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

Rondeau Admin Award

(2019) Will Rondeau, Mgr. (ARF) License Plate Oper.

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

Chuck Beltz-Admin Coin Award

(2019) Chuck Beltz, (Retired) Sign Oper. (IBC)