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3M Ames, Iowa

Welcome and thank you for visiting the 3M Ames site.

3M Ames is a part of the 3M Abrasive Systems Division under the umbrella of our Industrial Business Group. In our Ames facility, we manufacture abrasive (sandpaper) products in thousands of different shapes and sizes, from sheets to discs. Many of the products we produce are used in the woodworking and metal working industries as well as the automotive aftermarket and home improvement industries.

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Facility Facts

  • Year Plant Opened: 1970
  • 324,000 sq ft on 69 acres
  • Products Manufactured: 12,000+
  • Number of Division business partners: 7


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