Greetings from 3M Hutchinson
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 Hutchinson, Minnesota
Whether it leads to cleaner air in your home, organizational improvements in your office, making sure you have the right tape for the job, or brightening a display, 3M Hutchinson helps make your life easier. We support 23 divisions and all five Business Groups, making us the largest plant in the United States. Our technology, expertise, and passion create products that span diverse markets to help you achieve more.
Guided by our True North & Mission statements and supported by our world-class employees, 3M Hutchinson manufactures a variety of tapes, adhesives, and household products – many of which you use every day. Our site is dedicated to provide our customers with the best quality of products to continue to uphold 3M’s vision to advance every company, enhance every home, and improve every life.
True North – The Site of Choice.
- Protect our Employees and the Environment
- Deliver Products of High Value for our Customers
- Incubate and Protect Disruptive Technologies & Processes
- Develop and Engage Employees
History of 3M Hutchinson
Just after World War II, the community leaders of Hutchinson began discussing the issue of how best to utilize the local hemp plant since it was no longer needed to make rope for the war. 3M purchased the facility from the U.S. Government and began production of the world famous Scotch Brand Cellophane Tape on February 12, 1947.
Since then, 3M has seen continued growth at our site by adding a wide variety of tapes, films, and consumer supplies. In 1956, we underwent our first site expansion and renovation to keep pace with the rapidly growing world demand for tape by building a new plant adjacent to the original “Tape Plant.” The two plants merged together in November of 1995 to become the largest manufacturing site in the United States. In 2005, the two buildings were physically merged together during an expansion of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape. Today, 3M Hutchinson has manufacturing capabilities for well-known brands such as Post-it® Flags, Pop-up Tape, ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape, Command™ Strips, Nexcare™ Bandages, and Filtrete™ Filters.
The combination of a well-established and diversified product base, numerous high potential new product lines, world-class employees, and strong community support has positioned 3M Hutchinson for continued success in the future.
See the surprising ways we connect our collaborative culture and innovation to create the products that improve your life.
3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and ground breaking ways. At 3M Hutchinson, we utilize the following technologies:
- Ad: Adhesives
- Fi: Films
- Nw: Nonwoven Materials
- Mo: Molding
- Pe: Predictive Engineering & Molding
- Pm: Polymar Processing
- Pp: Precision Processing
- Su: Surface Modification
- An: Analytical
- Fc: Flexible Converting & Packaging
- Pr: Process Design & Control
- In: Inspection & Measurement
- Is: Integrated Systems & Design
- Fs: Filtration, Separation, Purification
- Dd: Drug Delivery
- Di: Display
- Wo: Wound Management
- At Scotch® Transparent tapes: Office & Consumer
- Scotch® Pop-up Tape
- Post-it® Flags
- Double Coated Tapes
- Specialty Molded Pieces
- Specialty Tapes
- Fluted Elastic for diapers
- Desk Dispensers
- Lint Roller Film
- Nexcare™ First Aid Tapes
- ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape
- Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Tapes
- Vinyl Masking Tapes
- Command™ Strips
- 3” Scotch® Transparent Tapes
- Scotch® Mailing & Storage Tapes
- Specialty Electrical Tapes
- Web Processing Tapes
- Specialty Tapes
- Optical Film Products
- Window Films
- Nexcare™ Bandages
- Specialty Films – Anti-Graffiti Films
- Pre-Folded Masking Film
- Transdermal Components
- Laminating Adhesives
- Adhesive Transfer Tapes
- Membrane Switch Tapes
- Double Coated Tapes
- Viscoelastic Adhesives
- Aerospace Protection Tapes
- Filter Media / Filtrete™ Filters
We welcome you to Hutchinson, Minnesota!
Beautifully positioned along the scenic Crow River, this wonderful community is ideal for doing work, doing business, raising a family, or relaxing. We are a hometown community that offers a small-town feel with modern amenities and flare.
Hutchinson provides established schools, churches, businesses, and industries, in addition to a variety of sports, diners, boutiques, parks, lakes, biking trails, and seasonal recreations. We pride ourselves on our quality of life, global mindset, and our wealth of resources for businesses and individuals. Located in central Minnesota, about an hour outside of the Cities, Hutchinson gives our residents the perfect work-life balance with affordable family homes and easy access to metropolitan events and nightlife.
Come discover the splendor of Hutchinson to find out why we love to call this place home!
3M Hutchinson is a proud member of the community in which we live and work. We actively support a variety of programs by providing financial support, product donations, and volunteer assistance by our 3M employees and retirees. Our plant has been actively involved with providing over $200,000 a year in financial support or product donations.
3M has supported programs within the following areas:
- Local Elementary & High Schools
- Before & After School Programs
- Grants & Funding Organizations
Health & Human Services
- Community Groups
- Charity Groups
- Local Community Theaters
- Local Museum
- Hutchinson Music in the Park
- Hutchinson Parks & Recreation
- Crow River Clean-up
- McLeod County Waste
- Volunteer Organizations
- Local Youth Organizations
- Local Chamber of Commerce