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$4.87 for $1 Dollar

Wilder Research’s July 2016 study of MDI reports for each dollar donated to or spend with MDI, there is a social return on investment (SROI) of $4.87.

MDI’s social enterprise business model provides careers for people with disabilities in a manufacturing setting. Wilder focused the analysis on personal benefits from...

MDI Hired Hands Grand Opening July 28, 2016

MDI's Hired Hands Moves to Cohasset

Join MDI for a luncheon at the new facility in Cohasset located at 1001 NW 3rd Street, Cohasset, MN
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a tour, music, and prize drawing. First 200 people will receive a free MDI tote!

MDI’s Hired Hands employees are moving from Deer River to the former Terex/Technimar building at 1001 NW 3rd Street, providing...

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Look What Wells Fargo Did for MDI

Thanks to a $16,000 grant from Wells Fargo, MDI was able to  purchase a new piece of manufacturing machinery. Here's Jeff Gervais, MDI’s, Operations Manager, with the shrink packaging system. The DEM combo shrink system combines a heavy duty L-Bar Sealer and Shrink Tunnel for packing, sealing and shrinking products. The machine can be used with a wide range...

Social Enterprise

What is a Social Enterprise Business Model?

The Evolution and Spectrum of Non-Profit Organizations

A social enterprise is one of several organizational types delivering services and opportunities to their respective communities. Non-profits have a business model and the graphic below brings greater clarity to the options available in supporting a specific cause and community.

Business models progress from traditional charity to pure profit. Social Enterprises fit the middle of the...

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Real Work Experience for Students with Disabilities

Valuable yet Hard to Find

Remember how excited you were when you got your very first job as a kid and started earning your own money?
Employment opportunities for students with disabilities are not always easy to find and don’t always go smoothly because the employer may not have an understanding of how to work with someone with a disability or it may not be a good job match.

MDI, a social enterprise, offers a solution for students...

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Your $10 a Month at Work

With a monthly donation of just $10 you can provide four hours of job coaching for employees with disabilities.

At MDI employees with and without disabilities work side-by-side, manufacturing plastic containers for business-to-business customers. Employees with and without disabilities have mastered a variety of manufacturing machinery.

Our founder, John DuRand, wrote in his book...

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Social Enterprise Alliance: Twin Cities Profile

MDI is a manufacturing organization that provides standard and custom packaging solutions, production services, and environmental services for business-to-business customers. We manufacture corrugated plastic products; a wide variety of totes, trays, boxes rolls and sheets of plastic, used by distribution and warehouse centers, retail, manufacturing and agriculture businesses all over the country. MDI provides production services such as kitting,...