3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.
Since inventing reflective materials more than 70 years ago, 3M has been the worldwide leader in developing products, systems and services for the traffic safety and management market. Products are backed by extensive research and development, solid warranties, a broad spectrum of value-added services, and 3M’s industry involvement.
Improving materials, systems and services to better serve motorists in today’s challenging driving environment is a critical safety and mobility issue. 3M constantly upgrades its offerings by developing and integrating new technologies into total solutions that improve traffic management and enhance motorist safety.
3M Traffic Safety Systems Division’s products, systems and services are sold direct to government agencies, to companies who supply government agencies, and to other entities that need vehicle and specialty markings to enhance visibility. Related 3M reflective products for consumer and commercial needs, such as reflective fabrics for use on textiles, and sheeting and films for decorative and commercial applications, are sold through other 3M channels (see related 3M web sites on this page).
Research and Development
3M is committed to innovation, quality and safety. We use the most advanced manufacturing and testing equipment to ensure that our products are safe, efficient and effective. In addition, human factors research is conducted on as many levels as possible, including visibility, legibility and motorist needs.
3M sales representatives are located throughout the country and are available to assist customers before, during and after the purchase of 3M products. They respond quickly to customer needs and are committed to providing assistance with new concepts, and products and services to help solve traffic safety problems.
Customer service representatives offer complete product information and ordering service. 3M’s technical service representatives are available to assist customers in using and applying 3M products in the most effective way possible. They assist with employee training, consult regarding production efficiency, and response to any issues in the application of 3M products.
3M customer and technical service representatives may be reached from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-553-1380.