Federal Prison Industries, commonly referred to as FPI or by its trade name UNICOR, is a government corporation established on June 23, 1934. FPI’s mission is to employ and provide job skill training to inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, preparing them for a job once released. Through FPI, inmates are being constructively occupied, producing market-priced quality goods and services for sale to the Federal Government, operating in a self-sustaining manner and minimizing FPI’s impact on private business and labor. Research has shown that inmates who participate in the FPI program are less likely to revert to criminal behavior and are more likely to be gainfully employed once released.
The maintenance foreman at UNICOR reached out to SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring in regards to the interior stairway leading into their facility. The foreman wanted a slip resistant and durable product to retrofit over the current treads.