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Ionia Max Garment Operations

Ionia Max Operations
Michigan State Industries

Ionia Max Garment Operations

Cut-N-Sew Apparel and Specialty

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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Ionia Garment Operation Work Skills Training

Through employment with MSI, prisoners at Ionia Garment Operations develop both hard (industry-specific) and soft (social) skills, preparing them for employment after incarceration.

Soft Skills:  Decision Making, Communication, Teamwork, Reliability, Accountability, Punctuality, Adaptability, Listening, Literacy/Numeracy.
Hard Skills: Machine Operation, Machine Maintenance & Repair, Shipping & Receiving, Office Clerk, Quality Assurance, Order Fulfillment, Sewing Machine Operation, Pattern Makers, Inventory Control, Embroidery.

  • We instill and promote a positive work ethic.
  • We provide opportunities for prisoners to learn marketable skills and gain from experience.
  • We contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of working prisoners and their families.