3M is laying off 40 workers from its engineering division. Most of those affected work at the firm’s Maplewood, Minnesota headquarters.
3M is also closing a hearing- and eye-protection products plant in Southbridge, Massachusetts, cutting 200 employees.
The firm announced in April it was cutting 1,200 jobs globally, or 1.5% of its workforce.
3M Company, aka Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, is an American multinational conglomerate. Its 75,000 employees produce thousands of products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electrical materials, electronic circuits and optical films.
3M has operations in more than 60 countries – 29 international companies with manufacturing operations, and 35 with laboratories. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 200 countries.3M Laying off 40 Engineers by Harrison Barnes