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  • March 1, 2021 News

    Minnesota Diversified Industries CEO Peter McDermott, left, and Eric Black, who will succeed McDermott as MDI’s chief executive in April. One morning last week, Steve Reinardy, a nine-year employee of Minnesota Diversified Industries in northeast Minneapolis, sanitized surfaces to guard ...

  • February 9, 2021 In the Community, News, Supporting the Mission

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – MDI announced that it has appointed Megan Kellin to its board of directors. Megan is an entrepreneur and publisher who owns several businesses in northeast Minnesota, including The Lake and Company Magazine and Shop, Lake Time Magazine, ...

  • January 18, 2021 News

    Grand Rapids, Minn. – Aided by recent grants from the Blandin Foundation and the Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation, MDI announced today that it is purchasing a polypropylene extruder that will be located at its Grand Rapids facility ...

  • January 14, 2021 News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Local nonprofit manufacturer MDI today announced that President and CEO Peter McDermott will retire on April 1. Taking over the position will be Eric Black, a global  business development and integrated marketing leader who spent 23 years ...

  • November 9, 2020 Products

    Corrugated plastic can withstand heat, humidity, cold, and moisture, unlike cardboard that can be compromised or fail if they are exposed to moisture, humidity, heat, and cold. Our plastic corrugated products are designed for repeated usage, unlike cardboard that has ...

  • October 30, 2020 Disability News & Services, For Employees

    Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses. Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work ...

  • October 29, 2020 Disability News & Services, News

      The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced more than $500,000 in grants to provide innovative employment options to advance community integration for people with disabilities. The grants are a result of an RFP issued by DEED’s Vocational ...

  • October 26, 2020 Disability News & Services, For Employees, News

      You remember your last big conference, right? You arrived and grabbed a coffee and a tote bag containing the materials you’d refer to throughout the event. As the keynote speaker was being introduced, you dipped into the bag and retrieved ...

  • September 28, 2020 News, Services

    MDI Hired Hands would like to thank the #Itasca County communities for their support of our recycling program over the past 25 years. The materials that were collected and sorted in our Deer River and Cohasset facilities provided jobs for many people ...

  • April 3, 2020 News

      With 1 in 59 American children now being diagnosed with autism, the need for services and supports is greater than ever. Autism Awareness Month was established in the 1970s to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.  April is ...