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Your Gift Can Empower People

At MDI we focus on the strengths and talent of people with disabilities. Our team has made MDI a highly successful manufacturer of logistics containers and provider of services for dozens of business-to-business customers.

We are a sustainable nonprofit and a pioneer in social enterprise; the more products and services we deliver, the more jobs we create for people with disabilities.

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2018 CFO of the Year: Marv Hannon, Minnesota Diversified Industries Inc.

On November 15, MDI CFO Marv Hannon, was recognized at an award luncheon by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a CFO of the Year.  Below is an accompanying article. Congratulations to Marv and his dedication to MDI's mission of serving people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services. 

As the father of an adult son with disabilities, ...

Give to the Max

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives of people with disabilities....

Transforming our workforce by making it more accessible

Back in 2000, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce surveyed our business community in order to understand what challenges they were facing. We heard overwhelmingly that organizations and businesses were struggling to find people with the correct skill sets to fill available jobs – skills that did not require a four-year degree, but rather technical, vocational skills. As the president and...

Recognizing the contributions of workers with disabilities

My name is Steve Reinardy, and I was born with Familial Muscular Dystrophy and a stuttering defect – but that’s not how I define myself. I’ve always been motivated to learn and have a strong desire to succeed. Through hard work and getting the support I needed, I graduated from Hastings High School with a 3.7 GPA in 1990. Despite my successes in school, my adult life has been challenging because it’s hard for a person with disabilities to get a job...

Ability Bash Results Are In!

Thanks to all the sponsors, committee members, staff, and donors for making MDI's 3rd annual Ability Bash a smashing success!

78 New Donors
49 New In-Kind Donors
1 New Sponsor
...and together we raised $89,515!

Your support helped advanced the career opportunities for people with disabilities. It was a very special night....

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