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2018
September

Channel 5 KSTP TV: MDI Ability Bash & Corrguated Plastic Rockstar Row
St Paul Chamber: MDI Ability Bash
BusinessNorth: MDI adds 100 jobs at Hibbing facility

August
Hibbing Chamber of Commerce: MDI adds 160 jobs at locations across Minnesota
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Learning life skills
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Youth Transition Pilot Program: First Year a Success
Pallet Enterprise: The Onboarding Opportunity: Smarter Ways of Training New Hires Improve Retention
BusinessNorth: MDI moves Wood into new COO role        
SourceAmerica: MDI and University of St. Thomas Release Survey Findings on Disability Employment Bias
KARE 11: St. Thomas study finds hiring bias against people with disabilities
Grand Rapids Herald: MDI adds 160 jobs at locations across Minnesota        
Twin Cities Business Magazine: New Study Identifies Hiring Bias Against Individuals with Disabilities
SourceAmerica: MDI to Add Jobs
IRRRB: MDI begins to fill 160 new positions, many in northeastern Minnesota

July
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Open House at MDI
Business North: MDI adds jobs at locations across Minnesota
WDIO Channel 10 Duluth: MDI in Hibbing hosts open house, looking to hire 80
St. Paul Chamber: MDI adds 160 jobs at locations across Minnesota
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Operations Manager, Andy Tracy, Featured Person of the Day
SourceAmerica: Special Olympics Athletes Take Team-Building Skills from the Field to the Workplace
Humans of Manufacturing: A purposeful life, featuring MDI employee David Johnson
Deed Round-Up Newsletter: In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities
Hibbing Chamber Connect: Minneapolis-based MDI receives top certification for medical device quality management

June
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Trio gives a helping hand
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Minneapolis-based MDI receives top certification for medical device quality management
MinnPost: In a tight labor market, Minnesota employers look to an under-utilized labor pool: workers with disabilities
Packaging Revolution: Minneapolis-based MDI receives top certification for medical device quality management
Minneapolis Regional Chamber: Minneapolis-based MDI receives top certification for medical device quality management
Modern Materials Handling: RSC Product Mention
Star Tribune: Career moves made by members of the Minnesota business community

May
Material Handling and Logistics: Reusable Corrugated Plastic Box
Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce: MDI moves Wood into new Chief Operating Officer role
Star Tribune: Buildings in Inner Cities Get New Life as Distribution Sites
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI moves Wood into new Chief Operating Officer role

April
Packaging Revolution: Reusable Corrugated Plastic Box Manufactured by MDI Reduces Costs, Waste
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation spotlights MDI Workforce Development 
Finance & Commerce: Progress MN: Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI)
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Moves Wood into Chief Operating Role

March
The Weekly Report: MDI employees celebrate new facility in Hibbing
Grand Rapids Herald: MDI Opens New Facility in Hibbing
Pioneer Press: MDI Workforce Development Honor Listing
Hibbing Chamber Connect: Growing
Minneapolis Chamber Member Connection: MDI Opens New Facility in Hibbing
SourceAmerica: MDI Opens a New Facility

February
Mesabi Daily News: MDI: Investing in employees, and Hibbing & Pictorial
MINE: MDI: Investing in employees (Print) & Digital (with additional photos)
Access Press: Minnesota-based medical-device and technology manufacturers have a new option for kitting and assembly in a controlled environment
Access Press: MDI elects new board members
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Itasca accessibility group
Medical Alley: New Option for Device Assembly in Minneapolis
Business North: MDI employees celebrate new facility in Hibbing
Hibbing Daily Tribune: From downtown to the outskirt
Hibbing Daily Tribune: New Building (Front Page Pictorial)
KBJR Channel 6: MDI employees celebrate new facility in Hibbing
Hibbing Daily Tribune & Citizen Tribune: Building relationships building future
Star Tribune (digital): Diversifying MDI adds "white room" work to its industrial portfolio
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI elects new board members
Star Tribune (print): MDI seeks to diversify its business mix
Grand Rapids Herald: Itasca Economic Development
Enterprise Minnesota "Weekly Reader": "Medical Alley" gains new option for device assembly in Minneapolis

JANUARY
Star Tribune (blog): Nonprofit MDI adds "White Room" to its industrial portfolio
SourceAmerica: MDI Builds New  Kitting and Assembly Area
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Employees Alongside MDI's Medical Advisory Group Members
Packaging Revolution: "Medical Alley" gain new option for device assembly in Minneapolis

2017
DECEMBER
Minnesota Business Magazine 2017 Community Impact Award Finalist
Star Tribune: MDI makes Star Tribune "Top 100" list
Access Press: MDI adds two board members

NOVEMBER
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Cindy Brandt Person of the Day
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Tony Pecchia Person of the Day
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Doris Day Person of the Day
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Jim Svigel Person of the Day
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Julie Kauppinen Person of the Day
Minnesota Monthly: Ability Bash Feature 
HIbbing Daily Tribune: Joe Vendetti Person of the Day

OCTOBER
University of Minnesota College of Continuing & Professional Studies: Helping Hands
Human Resources Director Canada: How to engage people with disabilities across your organization
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Measuring our humanity: the disability equality index
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Measuring our humanity: the disability equality index

SourceAmerica (October 18 e-newsletter): MDI Highlighted During NDEAM
Star Tribune: Measuring our humanity: the disability equality index
Source America (October 11 e-newsletter): MDI Highlighted During NDEAM
Itasca Community Television: Know Your Community - Itasca Strategic Alliance 
Material Handling Product News: October Cover Spotlight Totes and Trays
Star Tribune: MDI Ability Bash
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Shines Spotlight on Value of Inclusive Work Environments

SEPTEMBER
Grand Rapids Herald Review: United Way Lumberjack Event Kicks Off Annual Fundraiser
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Extra hands at Habitat house
Modern Materials Handling: Replace Corrugated Paper with Resuable Corrugated Plastic Boxes
Enewsletter Material Handling & Logistics: MDI Plastic Trays Product of the Week
Material Handling & Logistics: MDI Plastic Trays Product Feature
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Star of the North Lions give Habitat a new trailer
Material Handling Product News: Reusable Plastic Tote Feature
New Equipment Digest: Heavy Duty Corrugated Plastics
New Equipment Digest: New Equipment Product Directory

AUGUST
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI Awarded $25,000 to Expand Workforce Development Program
Coffee with Kare 11: Ability Bash
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Four-Plus Decades of Dedication
Hibbing Chamber of Commerce: August Newsletter 
Scenic Range NewsForum: Tracy Promoted to Operations Manager at Hibbing Facility
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Awarded $25,000 to Expand Workforce Development Program

JULY
United Way of 1000 Lakes: Diane Meyers Board Member Feature
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Tracy Promoted to Operations Manager Upon Retirement of Flesland
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Andy Tracy, Person of the Day
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Nine Set to Soar Following WorkSkills 101
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Mobility movement gaining momentum, community support

JUNE
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Building Begins for Minnesota Diversified Industries
Finance and Commerce: MDI Expands Hibbing Operations
BusinessNorth: MDI Breaks Ground on Hibbing Facility
Modern Material Handling: June Product of the Month
Materials Handing Product News: June Product of the Month
Packaging Revolution:
New MDI File Boxes Deliver Durable, Economical Document Protection and Storage
Plastic News: A Minnesota company grows while employing a wider array of workers
Business Journal: MDI building a $5 million manufacturing facility in Hibbing
WBNG 12: MDI breaks ground on new Hibbing location
KBJR Duluth: MDI Breaks Ground on New Hibbing Location
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Postal Tote Manufacturer MDI Digs In

MAY
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Business Briefs
Babson Magazine: When the Mission Meets the Bottom Line
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI celebrates first graduates of in-house training program
MinnPost: Some Reassembly Required
Star Tribune: Contract manufacturer MDI expands in northern Minnesota
Star Tribune: Minnesota Employers Getting Creative in the Hunt for Good Workers in Good Economy
Grand Rapids Herald-Review: Learning Strategies for Work and Life

APRIL
Material Handling & Logistics: Corrugated Plastic Totes [New Products]
Automation.com: Focus on Ability: Overcoming The Manufacturing Workforce Shortage
Grand Rapids Herald: MDI Twin Cities Facility FDA-Registered

MARCH
Foundation Center: Blandin Foundation Awards $1.9 Million in Grants
Chamber Connection: Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Industrial Equipment Industry: Manufacturer Turns to People with Disabilities in Overcoming Worker Shortage
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI To Build A New Building in Hibbing

FEBRUARY
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Business Briefs
Mesabi Daily News: Business Briefs
Star Tribune: Missing cat reunited with Mpls. owner after 15 months
Manufacturing.net: Focus On Ability: Overcoming The Workforce Shortage

 


Press Releases

2018
Youth Transition Pilot Program: First Year a Success Download
MDI St. Thomas Study Download
MDI Adds 160 Jobs at Locations Across Minnesota Download 
Minneapolis-Based MDI Receives Top Certification Download 
MDI Employee Puts CPR Skills to the Test Download
Reusable Corrugated Plastic Box Manufactured by MDI Reduces Costs, Waste Download
MDI Moves Wood to COO Role Download
MDI Recognized as Community Impact Award Finalist Download
MDI Opens New Facility in Hibbing Download
MDI Elects New Board Members Download
"Medical Alley" Gains New Option for Device Assembly in Minneapolis Download

2017
MDI Polypropylene File Box Download
MDI Shines Spotlight on Value of Inclusive Work Environments Download
MDI Awarded $25,000 to Expand Workforce Development Program Download
MDI Honors Hibbing Graduates of In-House Training Program Download
Tracy Promoted to Operations Manager Upon Retirement of Flesland Download
MDI Breaks Ground on New Hibbing Facility Download
Board of Directors Appoints New Member Y. Elaine Rasmussen Download
MDI Brings in Industry Knowledge, Hibbing Representation With New Board Members Download