IPI’s plant located at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville consists of four individual shops: Panels & Seating, Plastics, Housekeeping & Chemicals and Textiles.
- Panels & Seating produces office chairs, lounge seating and modular panel systems. The shop opened in FY2000 with the move of office seating and panel systems from Fort Madison; the remaining upholstery work followed in FY2005. The shop currently employs ten to twenty offenders.
- The Plastic Bags operation moved to Mitchellville in 2008 from Newton. Offenders use a plastic bag machine to turn rolls of plastic material into a variety of sizes of plastic bags. As it’s an efficient process, fewer than five offenders typically work in this shop.
- The Mitchellville Textiles shop has evolved since its inception in 2008 producing textiles products mainly for Iowa’s institutions such as mattresses and bed and bath linens. This shop also includes IPI’s embroidery and screen printing operation that provides personalize apparel to our customers. Textiles is a labor-intensive shop; approximately 25 to 30 offenders work in the shop daily to produce textiles items for nearly $1 million in sales annually.
For more information on the Mitchellville plant, please contact Plant Manager Justin Opfer at 515-725-5310 or