MDI announces expansion to new Roseville location; program to grow

MDI has announced the expansion of its operations to a new location in Roseville. Located at 2335 Hwy. 36 W., […]

Staff sitting in the new conference room.

MDI has announced the expansion of its operations to a new location in Roseville. Located at 2335 Hwy. 36 W., 4,000 square feet of additional office space will support the continued growth of the nonprofit manufacturer’s flourishing Unified Work program and the employees who make it possible. 

The location – where MDI will advance its mission of empowering people with disabilities – is about one mile from MDI’s Minneapolis headquarters An expansion of MDI’s existing operations, where the team creates plastic containers to ship, pack and store products for organizations across the country. About half of MDI’s employees are people with disabilities. Click here to download photos of the new space. 

Launched in 2017, MDI’s signature Unified Work program offers in-person and virtual classes to equip individuals with disabilities across Minnesota with the soft skills necessary for success in the workplace. More than 800 people have graduated from a Unified Work Academy class since the program began. In addition to being offered to MDI employees with disabilities, Unified Work is open to outside organizations and community members facing employment barriers. 

“The visions of both MDI and Unified Work is meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities,” said MDI Vice President of Employment Services Jeanne Eglinton. “Our new office gives us the physical space needed for continued collaboration on Unified Work, along with the ability to create interactive, in-person classes and host learning opportunities for our community. We’re incredibly excited by the many opportunities ahead to advance our vision.” 

The new Roseville space was formerly home to a Dunn Brothers Coffee Service Center. It includes added space and amenities for future experiential learning opportunities – like a coffee shop with employment opportunities for Unified Work participants and community partners, open for business during MDI’s operating hours. 

MDI is a manufacturer and nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to provide employment opportunities and services for people with disabilities. The company creates high-quality plastic containers to ship, pack and store products, and offer unparalleled product assembly and packaging services for organizations across the country, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. MDI has five facilities throughout Minnesota in Minneapolis, Roseville, Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Cohasset. For more information about MDI, visit mdi.org

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