News and Updates

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PHASE-Industries & Advance Opportunities Join Forces!

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The merge of PHASE-Industries and Advance Opportunities represents a significant opportunity for growth and synergy in licensed DHS habilitation. By…

Empowering & Enriching Communities: The Mission of PHASE-Industries

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Welcome to PHASE-Industries, where every day, we commit to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual…

MN DEED Hosted Employer Webinar

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Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED’s) Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund (ERAF) is hosting a webinar for small to…

Equal Pay

Our CEO, Tim Schmutzer, is featured in this Star Tribune article regarding individuals with disabilities and minimum wage earnings. Learn…

Heritage Barn Wood Featured in County Star Part 2

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Read about the Gable Schoolhouse history and how PHASE-Industries’ Heritage Barn Wood creates new life for old products.…

PHASE-Industries’ Milestone

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After 50 years of relying on the use of a USDOL commensurate wage certificate to support the working wage of…

Celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of the ADA

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On July 26, 2023, we celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the day that the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.…


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Tyson White came to PHASE-Industries out of high school looking to learn workforce skills and build his resume, as well…

Heritage Barn Wood Featured in County Star

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Stacy Verdick Case recently spent time with employees of PHASE-Industries and participants at Heritage Barn Wood to learn more about…


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Kayla Sutton started her journey with PHASE-Industries in Mora and, initially, expressed a high degree of frustration through her interactions…


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Ben Anderson has worked at local McDonalds locations for 18 years, and needed additional workplace supports in place, which brought…


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Christine Longley took part in the PHASE-Industries Day Program for many years, and struggled to hold a job. Personal supports…

Phase-Industries Board of Directors & Executive Leadership

Ron Osladil

Board Chair

Don Peterson

Vice Chair

Dean Ogdahl


Lisa Koski


Tom Willie

Susan Morris

Daryl Peterson

Margaret Wentworth