A Minnesota company grows while employing a wider array of workers

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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 plastics.

"We have an internal target to have approximately 50 percent of our employees with documented disabilities and 50 percent without because we do believe there should be an inclusive work environment and not to isolate these folks from the general population," Vice President of Operations Rodney Wood said.

Read the full story on Plastic News.