Liberty Diversified International celebrates 100 years by attempting world record
Liberty Diversified International started one hundred years ago this year. A Russian immigrant named Jack Fiterman started selling refurbished wooden boxes on the cobblestone streets of Minneapolis in 1918. He named his company “Liberty” in honor of the Statue of Liberty. Today his descendants are still operating the company which has established a firm foothold in Minneapolis.
The company’s headquarters is located in New Hope and is comprised of a diverse family of businesses. The company operates 20 facilities across the United States and employs about 1,900 people. The majority of their industries involve paper and packaging, office furnishings, organizational and building products.
Liberty Diversified International celebrates 100 years
To celebrate a century of business, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) held a week of events centered around gratitude.
LDI hit the road July 2 to pay-forward its gratitude for the employees, customers, and communities that have helped the company reach its centennial milestone. The LDI Great Gratitude Tour bus made stops in 17 cities in 19 days between July 2 and July 20, giving away millions of dollars and inspiring gratitude along the way.
The tour culminated Friday at LDI’s facility in Brooklyn Park with executives presenting donations totaling $210,000 to 13 local nonprofits throughout the day. Employees and community members attempted to set a Guinness World Record for most contributions and sentiments of gratitude on a greeting scroll in one hour. Guinness World Records officials were on hand to monitor, verify, and tally the event signatures.