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Welcome to 3M Valley

3M Valley Plant

Greeting From 3M valley

  • 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.

    History of 3M Valley

    3M acquired the Valley, Nebraska site in 1979.3M Valley is managed by the 3M Personal Safety Division,which makes up the majority of the annual production volume of the plant.

    Key Historic Milestones of 3M Valley

    • 3M Valley helped Personal Safety Division (PSD) meet the increased demand for our products as a result of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May of 1980. 
    • In 1989, 3M Valley sent oil-sorbent material for clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. 
    • 3M Valley received the ISO-14001 registration in 1998.
    • 3M Valley received prestigious "Star" status in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 1999. 
    • 3M Valley received OSHA recognition to its response in providing product during 9/11/2001.  When the tragedy struck, 3M got the call, and 3M Valley employees acted.  We shipped out respirators which were delivered within 24 hours. 
    • 3M Valley received ISO-9001: 2000 registration in 2002. 
    • EPA Performance Track awarded to 3M Valley in 2003.
    • 3M Valley ramped up production of its disposable respiratory masks to fill orders for the SARS epidemic that hit Asia and North America. 
    • In 2005, the 3M Valley plant ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in part to meet a spike in demand for respiratory masks prompted by bird flu from Asia and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita which hit the south-central United States. 
    • In 2008, 3M Valley ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the demand of a new virus, H7N9.
    • During a Japanese crisis, we supplied 60928J Cartridge and related face-pieces to a Japan team responding to the radioactive iodine crisis.

In the Plant

  • Technologies

    3M is a pioneer in developing and applying technologies in new and groundbreaking ways.  At 3M Valley, we utilize the following technologies:

    • Adhesives (Ad)
    • Filtration, Separation, and Purification (Fs)
    • Molding (Mo)
    • Nonwovens (Nw)
    • Porous Materials & Membranes (Po)
    • Sensors (Se)
    • Wound Management (Wo)
  • Products

    Personal Safety Division (PSD) makes up the majority of the annual volume of our plant with the production of respirators, welding helmets, filters, carbon cartridges, hearing protection, and eyewear.  We also manufacture patient plates and EKG electrodes for the Infection Prevention Division, respirators for the Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division, and sorbent pads and booms for the Commercial Solutions Division.  Other divisions we serve are Consumer Health Care, ESPE Dental, and Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division.

    Personal Safety Division

    • Disposable Respirators 
    • Reusable Respirators 
    • Powered and Supplied Air 
    • Hearing Protection
    • Eyewear

    Infection Prevention Division

    • HealthCare Respirators and Surgical Masks 
    • Biomedical Electrodes 
    • Patient Plates

    Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division

    • Maintenance-Free Particulate Respirators 
    • Reusable Respirators 
    • Eyewear 
    • Hearing Protection

In the Community

  • 3M Valley Life

    3M Valley is located just 7 miles west of Omaha – a metropolitan area of over 800,000. Our community is a tremendous place to live, work, and play. Omaha is home to four Fortune-500 companies: Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit, and Union Pacific.

    The city has the nation’s highest per capita participation levels in softball and golf. In 2008, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Omaha the nation’s third best city to live, work, and play!

    Our community offers an incredible cultural experience and abundant recreational amenities, including College World Series Baseball and hosting the Olympic Swim trials.

    Omaha is the home to eleven colleges and universities, including the University of Nebraska Omaha, the University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine, Creighton University, as well as an excellent K-12 public education system.

    Omaha has state-of-the-art healthcare and a great variety of stores and restaurants. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City.”

  • 3M Valley Community Involvement

    3M Valley is committed to being recognized as a caring neighbor and involved citizen. This is aided through continued promotion and support of efforts that inspire our youth and improve the quality of life in our communities.

    3M Commitments to the Community:

    • 3M invests and develops our employees and encourages community engagement.
    • 3M supports local education to make our communities stronger.
    • 3M employees contribute to the economic vitality of the community and its social needs by investing their time and money in the community.
    • 3M supports agencies that improve and protect people and local communities.

    3M Valley Community Affairs Relationships:

    • United Way
    • Math Counts
    • Local libraries
    • Local Fire and Police Departments
    • Homework Hotline 
    • Junior Achievement
    • Twin Rivers YMCA
    • Omaha Safety and Health Council
    • 3M Valley sponsored Radon Kits for Valley residents and 3M employees
    • Additional miscellaneous sponsorships

Contact 3M Valley Plant

(402) 359-2131
3M Valley
600 E. Meigs Street Valley, NE 68064