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3M Methuen
Welcome to 3M Methuen

3M Methuen Plant

Greetings from 3M Methuen

  • 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 Methuen, Massachusetts

    3M Methuen Facts

    • 3M acquired the Methuen site in 2001
    • Methuen plant produces custom touchscreens for the worldwide market
    • 3M-owned 80,000 square foot facility situated on 26 acres of land providing ample opportunity for expansion
    • 3M local Warehouse/Distribution Center 10 miles from Methuen plant
    • ISO 9001 and 14001 certified
    • TUV and UL certified
    • Process enhancements through disruptive technology – integrated robotics throughout

    History of 3M Methuen

    3M Methuen is a business within the Display Materials and Systems Division within the 3M Electronics and Energy Business Group.  The plant is located 30 minutes north of Boston and is within a two hour drive to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Island or New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

    3M Methuen provides innovative touchscreen technology products to customers worldwide under the “3M” and “MicroTouch” brands. For more than 25 years, 3M Touch Systems has been a pioneer in the development of surface capacitive and projected capacitive technologies, offering customers a variety of touchscreen systems and touchscreen displays for a broad range of applications. 

In the Plant

  • Products & Services

    We apply 3M science to bring surface touch screens to people all over the world, making life easier and helping them get what they need faster.  Popular single-touch and multi-touch applications include casino gaming, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, interactive digital signage, retail point of sale and self-service.
    3M Surface Capacitive Technology is a single-touch system with millions of installations around the world.  3M Projected Capacitive Technology is a multi-touch system, tracking up to 60 simultaneous touch points and is ideal for multi-user applications.

    3M Multi-Touch (Projected Capacitive)

    • 15-46” size touch systems
    • Industry leading multi-touch performance

    3M MicroTouch (Surface Capacitive)

    • 5.7” to 42” sizes touch systems 
    • Durable all glass solution with superior optics
  • Technologies

    At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives every day. Technologies we employ at the Methuen site include:


    Anti-glare and hard-coatings on glass substrates
    Glass Cutting and Converting
    Metal based inks and decorative printing on glass
    Laser converting of film materials
    Film and glass based lamination 
    Automated chemical mixing
    Custom Silk-screen manufacturing
    Product assembly – flex circuit bonding
    Integrated robotics                                        
    Clean room
    H-Occupancy rated chemical mixing 

    Product Development—Materials, Electro/Mechanical systems, Firmware and Software
    CAD Design
    Product Reliability / Environmental Chambers

    Supply Chain
    World-wide global logistics / distribution
    Global sourcing
    Contract negotiations
    Contract manufacturing management
    Supplier quality management (TQRDC)

    Operational Excellence
    Lean Six Sigma
    Integrated Lean Management System
    New Product Introduction
    Site-wide, cross-functional Safety Committee
    EHS expertise
    Documentation Control Systems

In the Community

  • Community Involvement

    In order to advance 3M’s reputation and employee pride, 3M Methuen emphasizes giving back to the community through partnerships, cash contributions, gift in-kind donations, and volunteerism in Methuen and its surrounding communities. 3M Methuen actively supports education, health, environmental, social services, and other nonprofit organizations.

    3M Methuen Community Giving

    • Merrimack Valley YMCA
    • Clean River Project (Merrimack River)
    • Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
    • The Lazarus House
    • Lawrence Community Works
    • Several Local Middle and High Schools (STEM)
  • 3M Methuen Community Life

    3M Methuen is located 30 miles north of Boston Massachusetts and 5 miles south of the New Hampshire border. The Merrimack Valley metro area is actually made up of several separate cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with the population expanding to greater than 600,000.

    The Merrimack Valley contains a mixture of 19th-century industrial cities and mill complexes built to take advantage of the river's waterpower, modern suburbs (many built over towns dating from the 17th century), and some relatively rural areas.

    Automobile travel through the Massachusetts section of the Merrimack Valley is served primarily by Interstate 495. From Lowell and Lawrence, U.S. Route 3 and Interstate 93, respectively, head north along the valley, joining in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    The surrounding area is served by Boston’s Logan International Airport and the Manchester–Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire. The town of Methuen, Mass., is only 30 minutes from each airport.

    Methuen is the home to business, education and various historical sites. Large public corporations and smaller family owned businesses make for a diverse business community. Educational opportunities and research resources are available at over 100 colleges within a 50 mile radius of Methuen, including UMASS (University of Massachusetts at Lowell), Merrimack College, MIT, Northeastern University and Boston University.

    Additional information about the greater Methuen community can be obtained at:

Contact 3M Methuen Plant

(978) 659-9000
501 Griffin Brook Park Drive Methuen, Massachusetts 01844