Greetings from 3M Hartford City
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 Hartford Ciy, Indiana
Hartford City plant is a tape manufacturing facility that makes hundreds of different kinds of tape. Most are used by our customers in industrial applications but some find their way onto the shelves at the local hardware store.
The Hartford City plant is part of the Industrial, Adhesives and Tape Division (IATD), but we make tape products and goods for multiple 3M divisions and businesses.
Plant Vision: The Plant of Choice
- For Coating
- For Custom Converting
- For Employment
- For the Community
- For 3M Investment
- Provide each customer with products, processes and services that exceed their expectations
- Continuous Improvement: Lean centered focus on people and products to improve performance.
- Leadership: Lead by example.
- Ownership: Each employee is responsible for the success of the business.
- People: Working with pride.
- Teamwork: The talents of all working together with trust and respect.
A Safe and Healthy Workplace
3M Hartford City is an OSHA VPP STAR site. 3M has a long history of safeguarding the health and safety of our employees. Our Corporate Safety and Health Policy, Global Safety and Health Plan, Global Safety and Health Plan Self Assessment and Environmental, and Health and Safety (EHS) Management System work together to help maintain the safety and health of 3M employees and provide a safe and healthy workplace worldwide. Our goal is to implement sustainable safety and health systems to bring about continuous improvement toward zero incidents. One of the primary mechanisms 3M uses to drive continuous improvement is our EHS Scorecard.
The 3M Hartford City plant is committed to meeting customer requirements in a safe manner to continually improving the effectiveness of our Quality Management System.
History of 3M Hartford City
3M began operations in Hartford City in 1955 when it purchased the Hartford City Paper Company. 3M needed a paper mill capable of producing a special paper required for a new copying process. Two years later, a new 163,000 square foot manufacturing plant was opened on 36 acres adjacent to the paper mill. The paper and copier products are no longer a part of our portfolio in Hartford City. In fact, this site has reinvented itself many times in its rich history within 3M as many product lines experienced prosperity and subsequent changes in customer demand.
Today, the 3M Hartford City plant is a 235,000 square foot facility dedicated to the manufacture of specialty industrial tapes. We have a variety of coating and converting processes within our factory dedicated to making rolls of tapes. We have now celebrated 60 years of having operations in Blackford County, IN. Currently within 3M, we are part of the Industrial Business Group.
3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways. At Hartford City, we employ the following technologies:
- Adhesives (Ad)
- Advanced Materials (Am)
- Electronic Materials (Em)
- Flexible Converting & Packaging (Fc)
- Flexible Electronics (Fe)
- Films (Fi)
- Mechanical Fasteners (Mf)
- Polymer Processing (Pm)
- Precision Processing (Pp)
- Process Design & Control (Pr)
- Specialty Materials (Sm)
The 3M Hartford City plant makes multiple tapes for several divisions, including the following:
- Specialty Tapes (High Temperature Adhesive System)
- Label Stock
- OEM Electrical Tapes
- Masking Tapes
- Metal Foil Tapes
- Duct Tapes
- Box Sealing Tapes
- Transfer Adhesives
Hartford City, incorporated in 1857, is a community of 6,000 residents. We offer a small town atmosphere with a great location. We are located in east central Indiana and within easy driving distance of any activity that a person desires, whether that is a big city or outdoor recreation. Within 30 to 90 minutes driving time are the metropolitan areas of Muncie, Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis.
Most employees reside within a 30 mile radius of Hartford City, which includes the communities of Marion and Muncie.
Small town living, access to larger communities, low crime rates, quality schools and nearby universities, medical facilities, and libraries all lend themselves to enhancing the quality of life. Recreational opportunities abound with several public parks, golf courses, campgrounds, hiking & biking trails, and lakes & rivers throughout the area.
3M Hartford City is an active member of the 3M Indiana Community Relations Council. The Indiana CRC / 3M Hartford City works to support and inspire innovation that will strengthen education and life in 3M communities through active partnerships, contributions, and volunteerism. It is 3M's goal to help with developing productive, educated, and engaged citizens in the communities. The following are some of the different organizations that our plant has actively been involved with or provided financial support or product donations for:
- Hartford City Chamber of Commerce
- Blackford High School
- Blackford United Way
- Blackford County Economic Dev. Council
- Blackford Youth Soccer League
- Hartford City Little League
- Hartford City Volunteer Fire Dept.
- American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
- Northside Elementary School
- Montpelier Little League
- Monroe Twnsp Volunteer Fire Dept
- Muncie Family YMCA
- B. C. Civil War Reenactment Club