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3M New Ulm
Welcome to 3M New Ulm

3M New Ulm Plant

Greetings from 3M New Ulm

  • 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 New Ulm, Minnesota

    The 3M New Ulm Plant is a diversified manufacturing operation that provides products for a wide variety of markets and customers.  Our customers value our responsiveness to their needs and the quality we build into every product.  We do this with a highly skilled and dedicated workforce that continuously seeks out opportunities to grow and make improvements.


    History of 3M New Ulm

    3M began operations in New Ulm when it purchased a 33,000 sq. ft. building on 60 acres in 1962.  The first production line at this site made electrical connectors.

    Over the years, we have constructed several additions to the facility and product lines have come and gone.  Some of the products with a history in New Ulm (but no longer produced here) include copy machines, medical MRI imagers, medical bone saws and infusion pumps, audio and video tape recorders, and powdered epoxy resins.

    3M New Ulm Facts

    • Plant Established: 1962
    • Current Plant Size: 532,000 sq. ft.
    • Land Area: 60 acres
    • Number of 3M Divisions Served: 15
    • Number of Finished Product SKU’s: 13,000/year

In the Plant

  • Technologies

    3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways. Some of these deployed in 3M New Ulm include:

    • Advanced Materials
    • Application Software
    • Biotechnology
    • Flexible Electronics
    • Integrated Systems Design
    • Molding
    • Process Design & Control
    • RFID
    • Sensors
    • Accelerated Weathering 
  • Products & Services
    • Splicing, terminating, and insulating kits for medium-high voltage electrical applications
    • Connectors, modules, and terminals for low voltage electrical and telecommunications applications
    • Rubber and mastic tapes and resin kits for protecting electrical/telecommunications connections from harsh environments
    • Library detection, book check, and inventory systems
    • Electronic devices for sterilizing and monitoring medical instruments
    • Wire and cable for electronic applications requiring tight performance specifications
    • Fluoro-elastomer compounds for industrial and automotive subcontractors
    • Components for personal protective equipment, dental products, and water filtration systems

In the Community

  • 3M New Ulm Life

    The city of New Ulm is nestled in the Minnesota River Valley.  In 1854, German immigrants chose the city's site to create the town of their dreams.  New Ulm is known for its tourism, festivals and specialty shops, as well as being a great place to raise a family.

    The work ethic is strong in New Ulm with employees nationally known for their dedication and productivity.  The variety of high-quality products created in New Ulm reflects the diversity of American life: electrical products, cheese, beer, wine, butter, air compressors, artstone, servo motors and components, plastic products, accordions, grain, crushed rock, industrial electronic instrumentation, and more.

    For more information, see http://www.newulm.com

  • 3M New Ulm Community Involvement

    3M New Ulm employees are actively involved in many organizations and volunteer groups in the surrounding communities. A partial list:

    • United Way
    • Junior Achievement
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Medical Center
    • Disaster Relief
    • Minnesota River Clean-up
    • Adopt-a-highway
    • Individual church activities
    • Youth activities
    • and many, many more

    In addition to employee involvement, the plant and 3M Foundation partner to provide financial and product donations to dozens of local organizations including:

    • United Way
    • Junior Achievement
    • MathCounts
    • New Ulm and Sleepy Eye Food Shelves
    • Youth sports organizations
    • School organizations
    • Minnesota River Restoration
    • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
    • Putting Green Environmental Mini-golf

Contact 3M New Ulm Plant


Upper Plant

Phone: (507) 354-8271
Fax: (507) 359-0111

Lower Plant

Phone: (507) 354-8271
Fax: (507) 359-0111


Upper Plant (Bldg. 1)
3M Company (Upper Plant)
1700 N. Minnesota Street
New Ulm, MN 56073

Lower Plant (Bldg. 10)
3M Company (Lower Plant)
1617 N. Front Street
New Ulm, MN 56073