Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI) has announced Joni Gaines as their new Property Asset Manager. In this newly established role, Gaines will be responsible for researching and identifying new real estate opportunities, in addition to providing comprehensive analysis, marketing, and sales of current rental properties. Her decades of real estate expertise will further aid in the preparation of MSI’s annual budget, reporting, customer service and financial performance.

Joni Gaines

Joni Gaines

As MSI continues to build its commercial and residential real estate portfolio, the creation of this position was deemed necessary. The company’s properties, totaling over 300,000 square feet, are located throughout Lamoille and Orleans counties and include the former Buck’s Furniture property, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation, in Wolcott.

Gaines has been a prominent real estate professional in Lamoille County since 1999. In 2010, she opened a Stowe branch of New England Landmark Realty, Ltd where she serves as a real estate broker for first time home buyers, commercial properties, resort & second home purchases, as well as investment opportunities. Prior to opening her own branch, she was realtor with Pall Spera Company Realtors for more than 10 years. Gaines is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (BS in Business Management; Communications) and was honored as the 2014 Lamoille Area Board of Realtors’ Realtor of the Year.

“We have begun to significantly expand our commercial leasing, recognizing the need for a Property Asset Manager to capitalize on these investments,” said Garret Hirchak, President and CEO, MSI. “Joni brings a wealth of industry expertise to this position and we are not only looking forward to her helping us further grow our property assets, but also maximize current real estate and analyze future redevelopment opportunities.”

Gaines added, “I’m thrilled to be joining the MSI team and looking forward to expanding their real estate portfolio with both new and existing opportunities.”


About Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (MSI)

MSI is a leading provider of lean manufacturing and third-party logistics solutions in North America. Strategically located between the busy ports of Montreal, Boston, and New York, we’re well-positioned to meet your product development and distribution needs. We’ll handle the logistics so that you can focus on growing and improving your business.