Growing Job Opportunities for Detroiters

$12M Expansion

452 New jobs created over next three years

Corktown neighborhood

MyLocker is a custom clothing and product manufacturer that is doubling as a technology company, having developed proprietary software that provides start-to-finish automation of the product customization process. CEO Robert Hake (pictured), a Detroit native, founded the company in 1995 with an MSU sports blanket featuring polar fleece on one side and a water-repellent shell on the other. Since then, he has grown the company to more than 450 employees and mass customization of more than 25,000 different products.

As the company doubled its revenue each year since 2006, an expansion of the facilities became a crucial next step. It was important to Robert to stay in Detroit, support the city’s resurgence, and protect the jobs of his current employees, most of whom are Detroit residents and female. With support from us, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Detroit, we were able to help MyLocker add 112,000 square feet and new equipment to its existing facility and create even more jobs for Detroit residents.