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3M Tonawanda, New York

The Tonawanda plant is a cellulose sponge facility which manufactures the O-Cel-O™ and Scotch-Brite® brand sponges. It is the world’s largest sponge making facility.

As part of 3M's Home Care Division, we focus on manufacturing products that help clean, protect and enhance people’s homes and possessions. Our sponges and scrub sponges provide the consumer the best quality and value for their cleaning needs.

Earn and maintain customer loyalty by providing superior quality and value in our products.

To be the world’s premier cellulose sponge manufacturer.


No broken promises to our community, customers and employees

Provide exceptional customer service and value

Remain a socially and environmentally responsible member of the community

Foster operational innovation and continuous improvement

Be a preferred employer who provides a safe, secure and innovative work environment

3M Tonawanda Facts

  • Plant size: 275,000 square feet
  • Site Property: 19 acres
  • Number of Divisions: 3
    • Home Care (98%)
    • Commercial Care
    • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Number of Products: 431 SKUs
  • Multiple Crewing Structure


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