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3M Aims to Bring Broader Perspective to Solve State Challenges

3M’s Government Services Managers offer products, services and solutions to state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). But their greatest contribution may be their wealth of knowledge and experience. Read More

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Driver’s License & ID Card Issuance

3M has previously had separate organizations representing the drivers licenses business. We are now making it easier for our DMV customers to work with 3M and are rolling everything under one division. Read More

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Georgia Fulfillment Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Georgia DOR partnered with 3M to help address challenges within the license plate supply chain process. Read More

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Georgia On-Demand Services Case Study

The State of Georgia has 7.5 million registered vehicles. With distribution occurring through the state's 159 counties - second most in the nation - state drivers often experienced prolonged waiting periods before receiving their requested materials. See how 3M Services helped make a change... Read More

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Hello to a New Reflective License Plate

Nunavut Canada goes reflective, a move which now makes their plates highly visible at night, improving safety and the ability to read plates. Read More

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Kansas Department of Revenue Surpasses Two Million Transactions

The State’s vehicle title and registration system has now been in operation for seven months and has achieved an important milestone; in December, KDOR processed it’s two millionth customer transaction. Read More

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License Plate Shoot Out

3M demonstrates the latest cutting edge concepts in the Tolling Industry -- show casing it's development efforts of a 2D License Plate barcode concept with two leading camera companies. Read More

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Mississippi Branch Fulfillment Case Study

The Mississippi DOR determined that their inefficient, manual process represented an opportunity for significant savings and customer service improvents. Read More 

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Modernizing: Elements of Success

There are several alternative paths to choose from when modernizing a Department of Motor Vehicle software system. 3M offers a robust solution developed specifically for the motor vehicle business. Read More

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Next Generation License Plate Sheeting

The same beaded technology has been used to make license plate sheeting for well over half a century, see what new technology is coming soon. Read More

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Spotlight on Driver's Licenses

Sophisticated counterfeiting of U.S. Drivers licenses (DL) is on the rise, with The Washington Post recently reporting on the proliferation of fake IDs being generated out of China ("Latest Counterfeit IDs so good they're dangerous, "The Washington Post, July 30, 2011). Learn about Driver's License Security... Read More

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Staying Current Has Many Benefits

Due to downturns in the economy and limited budgets, states are forced to look for ways to cut costs and increase revenues. Extending reissue periods or eliminating them altogether may be seen by some as an "easy fix" to budgetary issues, but this may be the case of you look at the big picture. Read More

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Value of the Front Plate

Until recently, government agencies had nothing but opinions to rely upon in favor of one plate or two. In August of 2012, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute completed a study titled "Front License Plate Market Research: Comparison of Single Versus Dual License Plates". Learn about the study and link to download the complete study... Read More


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