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MDI Opens New Doors in Hibbing

MDI has officially opened its brand new facility in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Located outside downtown Hibbing near the Range Regional Airport, MDI’s new 36,000-sq-ft structure includes office space, a lunchroom, locker rooms, and a modern and bright production floor. It replaces the former 100-year-old Hibbing facility, which was originally a Greyhound bus terminal.

“MDI built this facility to provide better working...

The Growing Acceptance of Autism in the Workplace

We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can't their foot in the door in the first place? That's where recent hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes come in.

Meet twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Pauley, he thought he had it all figured out when it came to looking for a job.

He had a detailed spreadsheet of each and every position he...

MDI Elects New Board Officers

MDI has elected new officers to its Board of Directors, naming Ellen Hoeg to succeed Keith Olson as independent Chair; along with electing Jill Hesselroth to Vice-Chair, effective January 25, 2018.

 Board Chair Transition
The Board of Directors elected Hoeg to serve as Board Chair, as Olson will step down from this role after two years of dedicated service, but will remain on the Board.  Hoeg has...

Star Tribune Shares Story About New White Room

MDI's White Room was recently featured in the Star Tribune Insider Track.  Read full article here, excerpt below. 

Local medical-device and technology manufacturers have a new option for kitting and assembly in a controlled environment in a new “white room” in industrial-nonprofit MDI’s Minneapolis facility.

The 2,000-square-foot room has...

In Memory of Mel Gullickson

Mel and Lily Gullickson started Deer River Hired Hands in 1987, and started recycling in Itasca County in 1989.  Mel and Lily’s impact is lasting, and many of the Hired Hands employees had the opportunity to work side-by-side with Mel. 

MDI will provide transportation via Arrowhead Transit for all employees who want to attend the funeral, and proper supervision as well.  

Visitation:...

Fashion Styling for People With Disabilities

Stephanie Thomas is founder, stylist and editor-in-chief of CUR8ABLE, a disability fashion lifestyle website. With a passion for accessibility, Stephanie has followed clothing trends for people with disabilities for 24 years and works to empower people everyday with advice from her disability fashion styling system.

Check out her latest...

“Medical Alley” Gains New Option for Device Assembly in Minneapolis

Social enterprise MDI enters sector with white room and industry support.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8, 2018 – Minnesota-based medical-device and technology manufacturers have a new option for kitting and assembly in a controlled environment. A new white room in MDI’s Minneapolis facility offers skilled hand assembly, kitting...

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