Blog Posts from June 2017


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Supporting the Communities We Serve

Every day, MDI employees work together to fulfill our vision - meaningful employment opportunities for all people with disabilities. Our team is not limited to the ‘box’ we create, but supported in the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve.

Check out how our exceptional employees are making a difference!

United Way - Day of Action
On June 21, MDI Cohasset...

Modern Materials Handling Selects MDI Tote as Product of the Month

MDI Corrugated Plastic Totes were recently selected as a Product of the Month in the June 2017 Edition of Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News.

The article highlights the corrugated plastic totes return and reuse in closed-loop supply chains. View feature here...

A Minnesota company grows while employing a wider array of workers

Plastics are playing a central role at a nonprofit that's helping hundreds of people — both with and without disabilities — have better lives.

Minnesota Diversified Industries Inc., a maker of plastic corrugated sheeting, totes and trays, is a Minneapolis-based social enterprise — an organization that makes money to do good — with four locations in the state.

About 90 percent of its nearly $40 million in sales last year came from...

New MDI File Boxes Deliver Durable, Economical Document Protection and Storage

MINNEAPOLIS, June 14, 2017 – File and document storage can seem like a simple task yet pose security and cost challenges, such as keeping documents dry and finding boxes that don’t need to be annually replaced every year. MDI offers a more economical solution with new polypropylene plastic file boxes.


MDI Breaks Ground on New Hibbing Facility

On Tuesday, MDI, broke ground on a new 35,000-square-foot plant that will replace their existing 100-year-old building in Hibbing. This facility will cost more than $5 million and is as part of a $9 million expansion of its northern Minnesota operations.

“The vision to build a more spacious and efficient facility for employees and operations in Hibbing is coming to life – it’s exciting times,” said...

Special Olympics Logo

5K for Acceptance Color Run

The Annual 5K for Acceptance Color Run/Walk/Skate/Bike is a perfect example of people from the Grand Rapids community coming together in support of Special Olympics - Itasca County. Several MDI employees participated in this run to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics of Minnesota-Itasca Area. The event was held on June 3 with all participants being "splashed" with color along the route followed by a...

Hibbing Beautification Project

MDI's Gary Flasland and Andy Tracy assisted other community members at the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce Annual Beautification Project. Vans and U-Haul’s full of flowers were hung on light poles along Howard Street and 1st Avenue. Chamber members set the beautiful flowers at the base of the light poles while another crew placed them onto the poles.