The 3M plant in Hutchinson, Minnesota, has been in operation for 75 years.
The plant opened its doors in February of 1947 with 10 employees. Today there are 1,600 working at the plant.
3M Hutchinson makes a variety of well-known 3M products, including adhesives, films and tape – lots of tape. In fact, the plant makes over 11 million miles of tape per year – that’s enough to travel from the earth to the moon and back 24 times.
Here’s a look at some of the milestones over the plant’s 75 years: