An Organization with Purpose
MDI empowers the career success of people with disabilities. As a nonprofit, social enterprise manufacturer, we create corrugated packaging solutions and provide production services that support businesses across the country. MDI’s inclusive, diverse workplace results in dedicated employees and repeat customers.
We are a social enterprise which means we operate like a for-profit business, but we are always accountable to our mission. It’s not about growing revenue; it’s about developing people and growing job opportunities. From production to leadership, people with and without disabilities work side-by-side to foster an inclusive culture to meet customer needs.
What began as a Occupation Training Center soon transformed into its own entity with MDI Social Enterprise founder, John DuRand, leading the way in 1964.
At MDI people with disabilities have inclusive employment opportunities and all employees are respected. It’s important to us that people with disabilities find inclusive jobs where they can gain purpose, independence and empowerment. The basic principle of this model is that a business can be more successful with a social purpose. We also know that doing so improves society as a whole, with more people working, paying taxes and contributing to our economy.
The mission of MDI is to serve people with disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services.
Meaningful employment opportunities for all people with disabilities
Our values reflect a common set of beliefs about what we do and how we act with both internal and external customers. These values reflect the collective energy and spirit of our organization:
Employee & Customer First | Positive Attitude | Respectful | Do the Right Thing | Empower Individual Ability
We are a social enterprise which means we operate like a for-profit business, but we are always accountable to our mission. It’s not about growing revenue; it’s about developing people and growing job opportunities. Our inclusive environment includes people with disabilities working side-by-side with people without disabilities.
Jobs range from leadership and administration, to line supervisors and assemblers. MDI provides support for individuals with disabilities looking to obtain and maintain job opportunities at MDI or elsewhere.
Our Passion and Culture
Diversity and inclusion is part of our mission. We believe that recognizing, appreciating and applying the unique perspectives and backgrounds of each person creates an atmosphere of trust and respect. From leadership to production, people with and without disabilities work side-by-side to foster an inclusive culture to meet customer needs.