Greetings from 3M Aberdeen
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 Aberdeen, South Dakota
We are a world-class manufacturing facility located in the northeast region of South Dakota. 3M Aberdeen manufactures high quality, economical disposable respirators for the Personal Safety Division, Infection Prevention Division and Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division, along with adhesive tapes for the Automotive Division, Industrial Adhesives & Tapes Division, Aerospace Division and Electronics Markets Materials Division.
Our respirators are approved by government agencies for use by small and large manufacturing companies worldwide with exposure to workplace hazards associated with activities such as welding, foundry, pesticides, sanding, abrasive blasting, construction and abatement. 3M Aberdeen also produces Filtrete® brand furnace filters to remove dusts and allergens from homes. Our adhesive tapes are used in attachment applications in the automotive industry, as well as a variety of specialty joining applications in various industries.
3M Aberdeen Facts
Awards and Accolades
*Annually +20 ‘3P’ projects: >1.4M lbs. solid waste, >750 tons CO2, >$3M Savings
History of 3M Aberdeen
3M has led the world in innovation and manufacturing since 1902. After 72 years of dedication to innovation and quality, 3M needed expanded production of disposable respirators to address the growing national concerns about the hazards posed by inhaling certain dusts and fumes. In 1974, 3M opened a 20,000-square-foot plant in Aberdeen to fill that need and immediately broke ground on a new building site. One year later, 3M Aberdeen moved operations into the new building.
After more than 40 years of operation, five building expansions, and numerous product additions, we continue to exceed customer expectations by producing quality products and services in a safe, efficient, innovative manufacturing environment with employees who participate in the workplace and the community.
Key Historic Milestones for 3M Aberdeen
3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways. At 3M Aberdeen, we employ the following technologies:
3M Aberdeen manufactures respirators for the Personal Safety Division and the Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division at 3M. We sell business to business, through distributors, retail and directly to customers. These products and markets have been growing steadily overtime.
3M Aberdeen provides respirators and filter web for industrial welding, painting, health care, construction, and home improvement applications. Whether a customer needs protection from dangerous fumes produced in some chemical operations or relief from a dusty environment, 3M Aberdeen provides the products that are relied on worldwide.
The 3M Aberdeen facility is experienced and capable at being responsive to changes in customer demand. There has been significant demand increases associated with world events such SARS, H1N1, the Tsunami that devastated Japan and damaged the nuclear facilities, and most recently Ebola. The 3M Aberdeen teams are flexible and responsive to ensure 3M can supply and meet customer demand with quality product.
3M Aberdeen supplies a diverse range of tape products into Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace and Health Care Applications including acrylic plus tapes solar applications, automotive attachment tapes that go into 33 million vehicles a year, aerospace films and coatings such as the coatings that go onto military helicopter blades to both extend their life from abrasive wear/tear but also to enable them to land dark at night in the sand (prevents sand from sparking on the blades) films and finally industrial transfer tapes.
Products & Services
3M Safety & Graphics Business Group
3M Consumer Business Group
3M Industrial Business Group
3M Health Care Business Group
Aberdeen has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is located in the northeast region of South Dakota. The city of Aberdeen was nicknamed the "Hub City" because it served as an important intersection for many busy railroad lines in the early to mid 1900s.
Over time, the "Hub City" has grown into a diverse, regional trade center with service and manufacturing industries, attractive retail shopping venues, superb convention facilities, great schools, a private college, a state university, and two major medical centers serving the area. In 2008 the city of Aberdeen received the Governor's Community of the Year Award for job growth and business development.
The Aberdeen plant site is approximately a five and one half hour drive west of the 3M Center in St. Paul, MN. Aberdeen is a three-hour drive south of Fargo, North Dakota, a three-hour drive southeast of Bismark, ND, and a three-hour drive north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
3M enjoys being part of Aberdeen and strives to give back to the community. 3M Aberdeen has supported its employees’ volunteer efforts in a variety of educational, health and human services, arts, civic, environmental and community affairs. 3M Aberdeen contributes time and finances annually to various efforts in Aberdeen and across South Dakota to help improve the community we call home.
Supporting our community is valued at 3M Aberdeen. 3M is proud to be part of the Aberdeen community by providing financial support, product donations, and volunteer assistance by our 3M employees and retirees for a wide variety of educational, health and human services, arts, and civic/community affairs organizations.
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