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Plastics Manufacturer MDI Completes Expansion at Minneapolis HQ

Minnesota Diversified industries, otherwise known as MDI, has kicked off the new year with a new look. The nonprofit, which manufactures corrugated plastic largely for packaging and environmental applications, celebrated this week the completion of an 11,000-square-foot addition to its Minneapolis headquarters facility.

The expansion, along with the approximately 40 employees added in the last year, reflects the company’s recent progress....

Minnesota Diversified CEO: Disabilities belong in the diversity discussion

Peter McDermott has been president and CEO of Minneapolis-based nonprofit Minnesota Diversified Industries for about a decade. During that time, he's helped the manufacturer grow to over 500 employees while keeping the company centered on its mission of providing jobs for people with disabilities. He's also leading a diversification push to expand its offerings...

Bins and Baskets for All Storage Needs

Product stocking and storing can be one of the most stressful aspects of warehouse management. Storing small parts and items can easily be forgotten about, even with the most organized systems. But, when those products are needed, they have to be easily found and readily transported.

How to get organized? Getting in the right mindset is the first step. One useful manufacturing concept hails from Japan, specifically the Toyota Motor Company,...