Mission Statement

Serve people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment and services

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments MDI provided employment to 710 people: 238 full-time employees, 94 part-time employees, 280 contract, and 108 part-time contract. With employment comes job support and training, access to professional skills seminars, and career counseling. It is legal to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage. But at MDI, all employees make at least minimum wage and receive full benefits. It's an unusual business model, and it's paid off for we, the employer, loyalty and effort in spades, and for our employees, many of whom gain a sense of success and independence for the first time in their lives.
Current Goals From the business side of our operation, the more customers we have, the more jobs we need to fill. MDI continues to invest in growing sales. We have three salespeople for plastic logisitics containers, one more business services in Minneapolis, and a national sales person for Medical Services. New clients and products mean new skills for employees. We continue to offer employees Career Skills 101 and 201. Our placement office will prepare employee(s) with resume writing and mock interviews if they'd like to work outside MDI.
Community or Constituency Served Of our 500-some employees, approximately half are people with disabilities. Among all of us you will find people of color, various faiths, and LGBTQ people.
Geographic Area Served MDI has four locations in Minnesota: Minneapolis, Grand Rapids, Cohasset, and Hibbing.

Reports & Finances

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Career Skills 101& 201:
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Notes from the Council

The financial numbers provided represent the consolidated financials across MDI and its related affiliates, as this provides a clearer picture of the financial activities for the entire organization.

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/15/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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3501 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 651 999-8200

General Information

Alternative Name: Minnesota Diversified Industries
EIN: 41-0941924
Principal Staff: Eric Black
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 518
Volunteer Opportunities: No
Number of Clients: 238
Ruling Year: 1969


Board Chair: Jill Hesselroth
Number of Board Members: 12
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 12.2

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