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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:

Second Chance Recycling
Second Chance Recycling is a cost-effective, environmentally-conscious recycler of mattresses, box springs and batteries. We have cultivated strong relationships with Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis and the Recycling Association of MN.

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.

Custom Manufacturing
Custom Manufacturing has industrial sewing, wood fabrication, a custom job shop, laser capabilities and provides assembly and kitting services. Visit Custom Manufacturing Website.