Blog Posts from December 2016


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Northland Foundations Awards MDI $10,000 Grant

The Northland Foundation has awarded MDI a $10,000 grant to design a training program for their integrated workforce, Work Skills 101. This pilot program will provide an opportunity for MDI employees to grow both professionally and personally. The program will be delivered in an integrated setting in which employees with and without disabilities will learn side-by-...

Itasca Driftskippers Annual Christmas Party

Below zero temperature on December 15th couldn't keep a group of local men and women (including MDI employees Brandy Erven and Diane Meyer) from putting huge smiles on the faces of close to 100 kids in Itasca County.

For the past 47 years The Driftskippers have held an annual Christmas party for local children with disabilities. Volunteers spent the day giving snowmobile rides or pull kids behind them on...

IndustryWeek features MDI for Employing People with Disabilities

This Manufacturer Is Creating Opportunities for Disabled Workers. You Can, Too

Almost 70 years ago, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged employers to offer “equality of opportunity” for disabled and older workers and recognize that “ability … should be the sole job test.”

Sadly, we haven’t come...

Hired Hands Cold Weather Policy and Recycling Info

Cold Weather Policy for Cub Foods Acceptable Recyclables for Cub Foods Drop-Off Cub Foods Drop-Off Closed December 24th
MDI Hired Hands Cold Weather Policy:

If the air temperature/real feel (combination of actual temperature and wind chill) is at or below -15 at 8:00am Cub Foods will be cancelled for that particular Saturday. 


Welcome Scott Stelzner

MDI welcomes Scott as a new Sales Account Manager.

He brings over 25 years of industrial sales to the table along with a proven track record of sales and marketing. As a trained engineer with varied technical experience, we are excited to have Scott help bring MDI products and services to market.

Scott formerly held positions with Rosemount, Despatch Industries, General Pump, Cat Pumps,...

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...