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2020
March
MinnPost: Expanding the diversity and inclusion conversation: Don't overlook people with disabilities

February
Hibbing Chamber Connect: MDI installs new doors to provide easier access
Johnson Scholarship Foundation (Eblast): When discussing diversity and inclusion, include people with disabilities

January
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI transitions away from recycling
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI installs new doors to provide easier access
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Easier access for people with disabilities
Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Journal: Local Nonprofit in the Manufacturing Supply Chain
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Blandin 2019 Itasca Area Grants

2019
December
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI Hibbing Holiday
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Hosts Roundtable Discussion
Material Handling 24/7: MDI Reusable Corrugated Plastic Box

November
Access Press: Unified Work Coalition is announced
Johnson Scholarship Foundation (Eblast): 
When discussing diversity and inclusion, include people with disabilities  
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI's Career Skills Program: "Upskilling" Today's Workforce
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Career Skills at MDI 
Barr Engineering: Turnkey Solution Enables Manufacturer to Focus on Production
Insight into Diversity: Work Experience, Specialized Services Are Key to Reducing Unemployment Among People with Disabilities

October
Johnson Scholarship Foundation: When discussing diversity and inclusion, include people with disabilities  
Grand Rapids Herald Review: When discussing diversity and inclusion, include people with disabilities
Star Tribune: MDI, Medtronic, others form coalition to support hiring workers with disabilities - Blog & Print
KAXE/KAXB: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
MOHR: October Newsletter
Grand Rapids Herald Review:  Minnesota companies, nonprofits announce coalition
Pioneer Press: When discussing diversity and inclusion, include people with disabilities  
Goff Public: October Newsletter
Minnesota Department of Economic Development: Commissioner of Employment & Economic Development, Steve Grove, & Minnesota Chamber President, Douglas Loon, visit MDI.

September
Channel 5: MDI Assembles Delta Dental Backpacks in Minneapolis
WCCO: Nonprofit CEO Talks Shares Mission To Hire Individuals With Disabilities
FOX-9: MDI Featured on Morning Blend 
FOX-9: Courtney Godfrey to Host Ability Bash
Grand Rapids Herald: MDI Employees Win United Way Lumberjack Pancake Cook-Off

August
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Celebrating Philanthropy - 25 Years of Impact
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI Celebrates Career Skills Graduates

July 
IRRRB features MDI Career Skills. View here.

June
Johnson Scholarship Foundation: MDI Honors Career Skills Graduates

May
Grand Rapids Herald: MDI awards $8,000 in scholarships to students across the state 
KSTP Channel 5 News: Minneapolis Mayor Visits MDI
KSTP Channel 5 News: Minnesota
Manufacturer Celebrates 

April
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Partnership between MDI and local artists highlights creativity in the workplace         
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Quest Transition Program to Host Open House
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Sandstede: Focused on education, mining and the environment 

March
Grand Rapids Herald: Discussing Career Opportunities for People with Disabilities MDI
Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce: Business of the Year MDI

February
District #318 Newsletter: District Opens Transition Learning Center at Local Business
Grand Rapids Herald Review: MDI wins Hibbing's 2019 Business of the Year award
Grand Rapids Herald Review: ISD 318 opens transition learning center at MDI
Mesabi Daily: MDI wins 2019 Hibbing Business of the Year award
Hibbing Daily Tribune: MDI Wins 2019 Business of the Year Award
Star Tribune: Minnesota's MDI expands with model that mainstreams workers with disabilities

January
MPLS Regional Chamber Insider: Plastics Manufacturer MDI Completes Expansion at Minneapolis HQ
Twin Cities Business Magazine: Plastics Manufacturer MDI Completes Expansion at Minneapolis HQ
TCB Briefcase: Plastics Manufacturer MDI Poised for Growth After Minneapolis HQ Expansion
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: Minnesota Diversified CEO: Disabilities belong in the diversity discussion 
Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal: Minnesota Diversified CEO: Disabilities belong in the diversity discussion 
Workplace Pub: Bins and baskets for all storage needs
 

Press Releases

2019
CAREER READY 100: MDI to celebrate 100th graduate of Career Skills Program Download 
Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to visit local nonprofit manufacturer Download 
MDI joins leading global trade organization Download
MDI adds 11,000 square feet and 40 new employees to Minneapolis facility to accommodate growth in commercial sector work Download