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Welcome to 3M Detroit
Welcome to 3M Detroit
Welcome to 3M Detroit

3M Detroit Plant

Greetings from 3M Detroit

  • 3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, we have worked to improve daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world.  We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon.

    Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

    3M Detroit, Michigan
    At 3M Detroit, we believe that we will be successful if we are relevant and effective for our customers and efficient and reliable for 3M.

    The vision of 3M Detroit is to be a world-class manufacturing organization striving for entitlement.

    - To be a safe and passionate workforce that delivers results by developing all employees to be leaders who supply and manufacture abrasives products
    - Produce our products to meet and exceed customer expectations by utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools in pursuit of operational excellence

    - Satisfy customers with superior quality, value, and service
    - Provide investors an attractive return through sustained, quality growth
    - Respect our social and physical environment
    - Be a company that employees are proud to be a part of

    History of 3M Detroit
    The 3M Detroit facility was acquired from Michigan Abrasives in 1981.  The plant was constructed in 1950, with only minor footprint changes occurring since initial construction.  Since opening, the roots of the plant have stayed constant, with a primary focus on abrasive manufacturing.

    Today, the 3M Detroit plant is an 110,000 square foot facility with highly skilled employees involved in the manufacture of abrasive products.  Within 3M, we are part of the Industrial and Transportation Business.
    We are proud to be a member of the Detroit community for over 35 years.

In the Plant

  • Technologies

    3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways. At 3M Detroit, our technologies include:

    • Abrasives (Ab) 
    • Dental and Orthodontic Materials (Do) 
    • Precision Processing (Pp) 
    • Process Design and Control (Pr) 
    • Surface Modification (Su)
  • Products

    At 3M Detroit, we produce products for the following industries:

    • Metal Applications
    • Woodworking and Finishing
    • Woodfloor resurfacing
    • Collision Repair
    • Automotive Aftermarkets Finishing

In the Community

  • 3M Detroit Life

    Welcome to Detroit!

    Motown. The Motor City. The D. Whatever you call it, Detroit is a vibrant city with many fun and exciting things to do and places to visit.

    You want culture?
    We got it! Detroit has a rich cultural scene, including such world-respected institutions as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera House, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Fisher and Fox theatres.

    You want music?
    The hometown of such world famous singers as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Bob Seger, Eminem, the Winans, and Kid Rock, Detroit is teeming with clubs, bars and concert venues that spotlight homegrown talent as well as national and international stars.

    You want sports?
    Detroit loves its sports and has professional teams that are a vital part of the fabric of Detroit. Generations of metro Detroiters have fond memories of star players, championship seasons, and electrifying events from teams in all four major sports leagues: the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, the Detroit Lions in the National Football League, the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association, and the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. Any season of the year, if you're a sports fan you can take in a game at Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, or The Palace.

    Throughout the year, Detroiters look forward to a number of spectacular annual events. Hydroplane races on the Detroit River, Grand Prix racing on Belle Isle, the International Freedom Festival Fireworks, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Movement Techno Fest, Jazz Fest, CityFest, Motown Hoedown and River Days.

    Come and experience all that Detroit offers. There's something special to see and do for everyone!

    *Note: This information is courtesy of the City of Detroit website.

  • 3M Detroit Community Involvement

    3M Detroit understands the importance of giving back to our community. We actively support educational, health, social services, and other programs through partnerships, contributions, and volunteerism in Detroit and its surrounding communities. The plant and our employees contribute time and money to a number of organizations which provide assistance in the community. Our employees spend numerous hours of their own time each year volunteering for many organizations, and our plant has been actively involved in providing financial support or product donations throughout the years.

    Organizations We Support:

    • United Way
    • Focus: HOPE
    • Detroit Public Schools
    • Detroit Greening
    • 8 Mile Boulevard Association
    • The Children’s Center of Detroit



Contact 3M Detroit Plant

(313) 372-4200

3M Detroit
11900 East 8 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48205

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