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2019
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

2018
December

Star Tribune: Manufacturing's untapped workforce: People with disabilities
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants: 2018 CFO of the Year

November
Hibbing Daily Tribune: Person of the Day Korey
FEI Leader: Two Members Recognized as CFO's of the Year
Star Tribune: How casting a wider net will help fill labor demand
Minnesota-St Paul Business Journal: 2018 CFO of the Year: Marv Hannon, Minnesota Diversified Industries Inc.

October
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Celebrating inclusion in the workplace

September
Grand Rapids Herald Review:  Transforming our workforce by making it more accessible        
Channel 5 KSTP TV: MDI Assembles for Delta Dental
WCCO Radio: MDI on the Roshini Rajkumar Show
Home Town Focus: MDI adding jobs, including 100 at its new facility in Hibbing
Channel 5 KSTP TV: MDI on Rockstar Row
St Paul Chamber (9/11 & 9/18): 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

 

 


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

2018
Recognizing the contributions of workers with disabilities Download
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