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MDI Awarded $25,000 to Expand Workforce Development Program

MDI, a non-profit organization committed to an inclusive work environment for individuals with disabilities, has been awarded $25,000 from the Minnesota State Division of Academic and Student Affairs. This grant will be used to provide training, which focuses on personal and professional skill development, through the program Work Skills 101. This program offers participants with and without disabilities the opportunity to learn marketable skills...

MDI Honors Hibbing Graduates of In-House Training Program

A celebration was held at the MDI facility in Hibbing on Friday, July 14, to recognize nine MDI employees for their completion of Work Skills 101, an in-house training program developed and launched by MDI in April 2017. The celebration was for the second group of MDI employees to graduate the six-week, 13 session workforce development program.

“These individuals worked very hard during the Work Skills 101 program and spent time getting...

Tracy Promoted to Operations Manager Upon Retirement of Flesland

This month Gary Flesland retired as Operations Manager of the Hibbing facility after 44 years of service to MDI, effective July 7. Andy Tracy was promoted to the Hibbing Operations Manager position, filling the vacancy created by Flesland.

Rod Wood, MDI Vice President of Operations said, “We are sad to see Gary leave MDI. Gary joined us in 1973, as a warehouse...

Changing of the Guards

Gary Flesland hands the keys of the Hibbing Facility over to Andy Tracy, the new Hibbing Operations Manager as of Gary’s retirement on July 7, 2017.  Gary has been the only Operations Manager to oversee the Hibbing plant since it opened in 1992.  Gary has been with MDI for 44 years in total and has had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many employees over the years.  We all wish Gary the best in his retirement.  Andy...