In addition to producing over 1.5 million license plates annually, MSI’s License Plate Factory’s creative designers and craftsmen produce a wide range of promotional items such as awards, business boosters and employee incentives.
The production of automotive license plates has traditionally been an operation carried out by prisoners in the various states. With the advent of specialty and vanity plates, MSI’s License Plate Factory hired graphic designers to address the needs of various groups seeking unique plate designs. Those same designers also develop solutions for a wide range of promotional items pro- duced at the factory. These include such things as school and business booster and fundraising plates, novelty bird houses, and laser-cut wood products such as desk name-plates, kitchen cutting boards, mitten clocks and lazy-susans. The operation also offers custom vinyl products, acrylic awards, plaques and nametags for business or institutional needs.
In addition to producing over 1.5 million license plates annually, MSI’s License Plate Factory’s creative designers and craftsmen produce a wide range of promotional items such as awards, business boosters and employee incentives. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any special items our customers might want that would align with our capabilities. Consider that by engaging with the services of the MSI License Plate Factory you will be helping individuals develop life skills that will prepare them to become successful, productive members of society. Through employment with MSI, prisoners at the License Plate Factory develop both hard (industry-specific) and soft (social) skills, preparing them for employment after incarceration. (Left:) License Plate Operation at Gus Harrison CF, Adrian MI.
The Gold Star License plate has been a long time coming for Valerie May. "It's been 43 years and I hoped for something like this. I didn't think I was going to be old enough long enough to see it," she said. 1968 -- that's when Valerie's 19-year-old son Rollie died fighting in the Vietnam war. She had to spell it with just one 'L' on the plate though, to make it fit. "He only got six months in. I don't let a day go by without thinking about him," she said. Finally, she and other gold star mothers can share their pride and suffering. Gold star plates, stamped for the first time at MSI License Plate Operation at Gus Harrison CF in Adrian, MI, tell a story hard to put into words.