MDI has begun filling 160 positions across all its locations (Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Hibbing, and Minneapolis) due to a surge in postal service orders coupled with a steady increase in commercial sales. 

MDI manufactures standard and custom corrugated plastic and provides assembly and environmental services. The organization currently employs more than 400 people, with nearly half of its workforce comprised of people with disabilities. It touts an impressive 96 percent employee satisfaction rating.

Positions being filled include material handlers, maintenance and quality techs, production workers, hand assemblers, a conversion supervisor, and a packaging engineer. Many of the positions are contract hires with the potential of turning into full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the non-profit group said in a news release.

“Any time we add jobs to the community and for individuals with disabilities - it’s a huge win,” says Peter McDermott president and CEO. “We couldn’t have done it without our dedicated staff, customers, the support of local elected officials, individual donors, as well as the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, Blandin Foundation, and St. Louis County.”