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Who We Are

EMERGE operates sustainable, social enterprise businesses that empower people facing employment barriers to re-enter the workforce and achieve lifelong success within their communities.

We identify workforce skills that are in demand in the marketplace. We operate businesses that hire and train people with barriers to employment to meet the needs of the marketplace. We produce value for people, businesses, communities and the environment.

EMERGE operates three distinct businesses:

Custom Manufacturing
Custom Manufacturing has wood fabrication and a custom job shop and provides assembly and kitting services.

Second Chance Recycling
Second Chance Recycling is a cost-effective, environmentally-conscious recycler of mattresses, box springs, batteries and medical blue wrap. We have cultivated strong relationships with Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis and MN Waste Wise.
Visit Second Chance Recycling Website

Furnish Office & Home
Since 1988, Furnish Office & Home has been a nonprofit retail store specializing in an ever-changing selection of quality used office and home office furnishings.
Visit Furnish Office & Home Website