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3M Columbia, Missouri

Message from Our Plant Manager
3M Columbia is a vertically integrated site with a solid history of strong financial performance, and customer satisfaction. The site has a demonstrated ability to respond quickly and decisively to business opportunities and customer requests.

The Columbia team is committed to providing outstanding manufacturing and supply chain services for each of our customer divisions. We are engaged at each level of the organization. Everyone is accountable for work they perform, recognizes the importance of their job, and understands the connection between their work and our customer’s success.

The Columbia culture places a high importance on speed to market and customer satisfaction. Our low cost of entry , benchmark building utility and craft recharge rates, technical expertise and work force flexibility allow our business teams to clear constrains and move quickly. In addition to traditional and customized manufacturing and supply chain services, Columbia has a demonstrated the ability to drive process development/scale-up through collaboration with laboratories and other 3M support staff.

The plant is a 380,000 sq. ft. facility on 100 acres located in the central part of the US at the confluence of the two major N-S & E-W highway corridors, with local air and rail service. Columbia has over 50,000 sq ft of classified clean rooms, 16,000 square foot high bay warehouse, and over 175,000 square feet of clean manufacturing space.

The Columbia Community is a business friendly location that supports rapid business expansion with financial incentives, excellent local training resources and highly skilled work force. Local educational institutions provide employees with excellent local opportunities to obtain basic and advanced technical & business training.

Columbia is one of the nation’s most livable communities. A tremendous array of educational, and entertainment opportunities are available to 3Mer’s and their families. The related links provide a view to some of these opportunities and should help give you a better understanding of the community and local resources available to you.

Bill Moore
Plant Manager
3M Columbia, Mo.

Mission Statement
We provide quality products that make new technologies work and enable our customers and the Columbia plant to grow. We do this by embracing our employees' can-do spirit, Lean Six Sigma methodology's, and operational excellence.

3M Columbia is the plant of choice for providing innovative and total manufacturing solutions to our customers and partner divisions.


  • Act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • Satisfy our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service. Provide our investors an attractive return through sustainable, global growth.
  • Respect our social and physical environment around the world.
  • Value and develop our employees' diverse talents, initiative and leadership.
  • Earn the admiration of all those associated with 3M worldwide.
  • Drive innovation.


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