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
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.
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)
3M MicroTouch (Surface Capacitive)
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
H-Occupancy rated chemical mixing
Product Development—Materials, Electro/Mechanical systems, Firmware and Software
Product Reliability / Environmental Chambers
World-wide global logistics / distribution
Contract manufacturing management
Supplier quality management (TQRDC)
Lean Six Sigma
Integrated Lean Management System
New Product Introduction
Site-wide, cross-functional Safety Committee
Documentation Control Systems
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
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.
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