MSI Celebrates 20 Years of Advancing Business

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2016 marked a year of milestones for Morrisville-based Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI). It not only designated the company’s 20th anniversary, but it was a year with record revenue with projected double-digit growth to continue. In fact, MSI was awarded the VBM Growth Award the past two years. But at this point, crushing expectations, delivering high-quality services, and attaining new stages of success is nothing new for MSI. 

Garret Hirchak, co-founder and president/CEO, formed MSI when, while working for Concept2 in 1996, he realized an opportunity to support the latter’s growth from a subcontractor’s perspective. Hirchak introduced the idea to the Concept2 founders and established the first customer for MSI. Concept2 remains an MSI customer still, after 20 years. 

The company’s headquarters house their expansive, full-scale manufacturing facility complete with on-site warehouses and a logistics center. This, when combined with their commercial and residential leased properties, equates to over 332,000 square feet of space throughout Lamoille and Orleans counties, representing physical growth beyond just that on paper.

MSI’s success was built on the pride in the quality of service they provide, which is reinforced by their ISO 9000 certification. They align themselves as a partner to each of their clients, working toward a common goal. The company works with both national and international clients across many different industries. For example, MSI manufactures rowing machines for Concept2, cuts carbon fiber for an aviation system’s fuel probes, assembles and ships gift box orders for a maple sugar producer’s exclusive contract with L.L. Bean, and packages every order for a high-quality, natural skin care line with the utmost attention to detail. Their commercial leasing space available has given a boost to growing local businesses like ReSOURCE, Ten Bends Brewing, CDL, and Revision Military. Whether they are handling business with Concept2 less than a mile away, or working out a U.S. distribution deal with a fine interior furniture design company in Aalborg, Denmark, MSI is flexing their manufacturing and fulfillment muscles while staying focused on the local economy. 

The partnerships developed between MSI and their clients often result as a need to fill a void or overcome a challenge that is limiting growth. Such bottlenecks may include space, labor, or equipment limitations. The business model MSI deploys presents clients with a solution for overcoming those limitations outside of their internal facilities to grow and increase revenue. These solutions, customized for each client’s need, produce a win-win for both their clients and MSI.

MSI employs more than 200 people and is continually adding new positions. They offer a comprehensive benefits package of medical, dental, vision, 401 (K) plan, and wellness program to attract and retain valuable staff.

In addition to their own success, MSI is committed to giving back to the community, growing where its roots are firmly set, taking active roles in the Vermont business discussions, and contributing to many local charities and organizations. Hirchak himself was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

When asked about the company’s success Hirchak was quick to reinforce that the successful growth of MSI over the last two decades has come as result of the entire team’s collective efforts. In addition to himself and co-founder/vice-president, Beth Salvas, another employee just celebrated her 20th year working for MSI – which is a testament to the company’s commitment to one of their most valuable assets, their employees. 

To learn more about MSI or how you can partner with them to grow your business, visit msivt.com or contact Rob Connerty, Business Development Manager, MSI at 802.888.9734

 

MSI SERVICES

Contract Manufacturing

Logistics

Commercial Leasing

• Lean manufacturing solutions

• Warehousing

• Build to suit

• Scalable production

• Kitting

• Scalable square footage

• ISO-certified quality

• Fulfillment & shipping

• Managed space

• Guaranteed fixed costs

 

• Value added services

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