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3M Austin Plant

Greetings from 3M Austin

  • 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.

    The 3M Austin Plant manufactures electronic hard goods and performs new product manufacturing scale-up that supports 3M operations globally. The plant is located in an industrial-zoned area of the Austin metropolitan area with frontage to U.S. Highway 183.

    History of Plant

    The 3M Austin Plant was formerly the site of APC Industries‚ Inc. It was acquired by 3M in December of 1982. Throughout its history‚ the 3M Austin plant has manufactured test equipment for all different types of utilities‚ various connectors‚ splices‚ tools, trays, and materials for the electronics industry.

In the Plant

The Austin Plant specializes in assembling electronic hard-goods in a variety of different ways. Many of the products are used to either make, test, or protect a connection. Other products are used to provide real-time and accurate detection of either buried utility markers or traffic tolling tags

  • Injection Molding

    Injection Molding

    Our injection molding department consists of 40 to 300 ton molding presses. We work with automatic and semi-automatic molding and make consolidation recommendations. Our plant also includes a tool and die shop which offers cost-competitive tools, maintenance and repair.

  • SMT Insert Lines

    Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Austin Plant’s Printed Circuit Board Assembly department consists of three SMT lines, THT assembly (including wave solder processing), ICT testing, and a variety of other testing options. Our equipment can place components down to 01005 size, as well as BGA’s. Additionally, the PCB department has the ability to apply conformal coating, and do X Ray inspection.

In the Community

  • About Austin

    Austin welcomes visitors with a wealth of entertainment options and unique attractions. Our hundreds of music venues have earned Austin the title of "live music capital of the world" and the abundant sunshine and beautiful natural surroundings entice nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

    Over 1900 bands and performing artists call the Austin area home, performing in hundreds of venues throughout the city. Your visit won't be complete without at least a stroll down the famed Sixth Street where almost 200 musical acts appear every night of the week.

    Austin's temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, such as hiking, biking, and camping, and water sports of all kinds on the area's lakes and rivers. You'll find numerous award-winning golf courses to choose from, as well as serene botanical gardens and nature preserves where you can enjoy the local flora and fauna.

    As the state capital, Austin has a rich cultural heritage, and history buffs won't want to miss the State Capitol building, the Bob Bullock State History Museum, and the vast Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.

    With award-winning resorts, museums and cultural venues, our city will entice with enough attractions to make you immediately begin planning your return trip.

    From the first race in 2012, race fans from all over the world have been welcomed to the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track for the U.S. Grand Prix.

    *Content from Austin’s Chamber of Commerce Website.

  • Plant Employees Volunteers

    Austin Community Involvement

    In Austin‚ 3M has been recognized for the quality of its United Way campaigns. Employee committees make decisions on where to contribute 3Mgives dollars that benefit education, the environment, and community efforts. The Austin Center and Austin Plant each partner with an elementary school. Here, employees mentor and teach students in addition to distributing books for the BookSpring.

    Furthermore, at the Austin Plant, a Community Relations Committee was formed in 2015 to form a channel to connect employees with additional volunteer activities. Since the inception of this program, employees have volunteered their time between activities ranging from Keep Austin Beautiful to Habitat for Humanity to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Contact 3M Austin Plant


Phone: 512-984-2711
Hours: Monday – Friday
7AM to 6PM CST


11705 Research Blvd.

Austin, TX 78759-2419


  • -North on Hwy 183
  • -Take the Duval exit
  • -Continue on the service road past Duval
  • -Take the next right into 3M

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