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.
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.