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MDI Receives Progress MN Award

MDI recently received the Finance & Commerce 2018 Progress Minnesota award on April 5, 2018. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognize those individuals and companies who are driving business and industrial growth and economic development in Minnesota in unique ways.

This year, the categories were: Economic Development, Entrepreneur, Technology...

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...

Work Skills 101 Minneapolis Celebration

Research conducted by the Stanford Research Institute International and the Carnegie Melon Foundation, found that 75% of long-term job success depends on ‘people skills’ or ‘soft skills’, while only 25% on technical knowledge. Understanding the importance of these skills and how they contribute to regional workforce development has led MDI to pioneer Work Skills 101.

With...

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...