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MDI WINS 2019 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Minnesota Diversified Industries expanded its business last year when relocating its building from a Greyhound bus terminal to a new 36,000 sq. ft. structure near the Range Regional Airport. The move allowed the nonprofit social enterprise to nearly double its size and provide better working conditions for its employees with disabilities who have produced more than 100 million totes and trays for the U.S. Postal Service over the past 25 years....

Hibbing Facility to Host an Open House

Tour our new facility & see how the products directly impact the lives of people with disabilities.

For over 50 years, non-profit MDI has created self-sufficiency by providing meaningful employment in an inclusive environment with nearly half of the employees people with disabilities. Tour our new facility and see how our Social Enterprise model is making a difference in the community.

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MDI Opens New Doors in Hibbing

MDI has officially opened its brand new facility in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Located outside downtown Hibbing near the Range Regional Airport, MDI’s new 36,000-sq-ft structure includes office space, a lunchroom, locker rooms, and a modern and bright production floor. It replaces the former 100-year-old Hibbing facility, which was originally a Greyhound bus terminal.

“MDI built this facility to provide better working...

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...

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
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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...

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New Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities Coming at New MDI Plant in Hibbing

People with and without disabilities will be gaining additional job opportunities at a new Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) manufacturing facility.

The IRRR Board Tuesday in St. Paul approved a $1 million loan and $350,000 infrastructure grant to help build MDI build a new $4.7 million, 35,000 square-foot facility in Hibbing.

The new facility allows MDI to increase job opportunities, improve working...