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Welcome to 3M Nevada

3M Nevada Plant

Greetings from 3M Nevada

  • 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 Nevada, Missouri

    The 3M Nevada plant is the Manufacturing Center of Excellence among the seven worldwide Commercial Graphics plant sites, including international sites in Germany, Japan, and China. The 3M Commercial Graphics business offers materials and solutions to the worldwide graphics and signage industry. In addition, 3M Nevada produces specialty products for sixteen other 3M businesses, demonstrating diverse capabilities across this complex plant site.

    3M Nevada is Proud of these Registrations:

    • Quality ISO 9001:2000
    • Environmental Management ISO 14001:2004
    • National Weather Service Storm Ready designation 2008


    To be the leading provider for graphic films and coated webs that consistently performs as preferred Employer, favored supplier and leading facility while upholding our core values.


    To win. Our progress will be driven through active engagement of all employees. By focusing on creative problem solving, improved consistency and active reduction of all loss, we will enable success for our employees, customer, and businesses.


    • Have safety as our primary value
    • Behave in an ethical and trustworthy manner.
    • Care for our environment and community.
    • Keep our commitments.
    • Wisely use resources entrusted to us.
    • Understand and meet customer needs.
    • Actively develop ourselves.

    Quality Policy:

          We commit to…

    • Meet or exceed customer requirements.
    • Continuous improvements in our processes.
    • Ethical business practices.

    3M Nevada Facts: (January 01, 2016)

    • Plant opened in 1971
    • Plant size: 769,000 sq. ft.
    • Site size: 229 acres
    • Number of divisions served:  17

    History of 3M Nevada


    • Plans for the 3M Nevada plant were announced in December of 1966 and finalized in November of 1968.
    • Construction began in March of 1970 on the original 262,000 sq. ft. facility.
    • Plant operation began in August of 1971.
    • The first plant “open house” was held in October of 1972 with Governor Warren Hearnes conducting the ribbon cutting ceremony. 2,300 people toured the plant.


    To meet expanding market needs, the 3M Nevada plant has undergone a number of expansions over the years.

    • 110,000 sq. ft. addition in 1974-1975
    • 138,000 sq. ft. addition in 1979-1980
    • 100,000 sq. ft. addition in 1990-1992
    • 48,700 sq. ft. addition in 1995-1996
    • 55,900 sq. ft. addition in 1996-1998
    • 54,200 sq. ft. addition in 1998-1999

    The plant is currently a 769,000 sq. ft. facility.

    Plant Managers

    • George Remarcke from 1971 to 1988
    • Wayne Brown from 1988 to 1989
    • Ken Bothof from 1989 to 2000
    • Jim Fay from 2001 to 2004
    • Dave Clauss from 2005 to 2009
    • David Robinson 2009 to 2012
    • Todd Cantrell 2012 to present

In the Plant

  • Products & Services

    Colored vinyl films manufactured and sold under the Scotchcal™, Controltac™, and Envision ™ brands are used as substrates in a broad range of graphic and sign applications.

    • Silicone Release Liners
    • Double Coated Tapes
    • Vinyl and Urethane Protective Films
    • Specialty Medical Products
    • Post-it™ Bulletin Boards
    • Printing and Embossing Cylinders


    3M Nevada provides products to 25 other 3M plants in the United States and 78 international locations.

  • Technologies

    3M Nevada uses a broad array of technologies to produce products for the 17 3M divisions or business units it serves. Technologies include:

    • Adhesives (Ad)
    • Flexible Converting and Packaging (Fc)
    • Imaging (Im)
    • Films (Fi)
    • Inspection and Measurement (In)
    • Particle and Dispersion Processing (Pd)
    • Polymer Melt Processing (Pm)
    • Precision Processing (Pp)
    • Radiation Processing (Rp)
    • Extrusion
    • Surface Modification (Su)

In the Community

  • Community Involvement

    3M Nevada is a major supporter of Vernon County and surrounding areas. The plant and our employees contribute time and money to a number of organizations which provide assistance in the community. Our employees spend numerous hours of their own time each year volunteering for many organizations, and our plant has been actively involved in providing financial support or product donations throughout the years.

    2015 Donations

    American Red Cross

    Smile Clinic (Area Community Health Emissaries)

    Cottey College

    Nevada R-5 Foundation

    The YMCA


    Nevada, Missouri Community Trail

    Vernon County Ambulance District

Contact 3M Nevada Plant

3M Nevada P.O. Box 327 2120 E. Austin Nevada, MO 64772