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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is Saturday, December 3. This day has been celebrated around the world since 1992 and promotes awareness of issues concerning the inclusion of people with disabilities at home, work, school, and all areas of society.

This year’s theme is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. The theme notes...

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Give to the Max Day Giving period has started!

MDI would like to provide a warm and heavy, parka to MDI employees this cold winter season. Many of our employees  do not have proper outerwear to brave a Minnesota winter. Your gift, of any size, will go directly to the purchase of Elevate brand hooded winter coats that are waterproof and breathable and can protect one’s body to 5 degrees below zero. Your donation will help provide coats, and for some MDI...

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In the late 1980s and early 90s I remember recognizing employers for their support of hiring people with disabilities each October for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Our goal was to honor these employers and to bring visibility to the successful employment of people with disabilities, one solution to an employer’s hiring needs. More than 25 years later many people...

A U.S. Congressman Visits MDI

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison visited MDI yesterday. Ellison is an advocate for people with disabilities and appreciates our business model. We’re a social enterprise and a nonprofit and we believe all members of society have the responsibility, therefore the inherent right, to live contributing and participating roles in society. And, we can manufacture any size plastic container...