The Next Big Idea

3M in Hutchinson, MNDo you have your sights on the next innovation that will impact generations to come? You are not alone, and in fact, you’re in great company.

Innovative companies like 3M, Hutchinson Technology, American Energy Systems, and Hutchinson Manufacturing have all selected this area because of its ideal climate for incubating new ideas.

It’s been over 60 years since Hutchinson won over 3M with its sound infrastructure, close proximity to the metro area, and rural advantages. Finding necessary resources to take their big ideas to the world, 3M Site Director, Mike Retterath gets excited, “a strong work ethic within the community coupled with people who drive improvements are a perfect balance to the culture of 3M”.

“A strong work ethic within the community coupled with people who drive improvements are a perfect balance to the culture of 3M”

Hutchinson’s unique focus on innovation, continuous improvements, and higher education results in a strong business sector, skilled workforce, and vital community poised for growth. Ridgewater College, nestled on the south end of Hutchinson offers traditional science and technology courses, along with a rich Continuing Education and Customized Training program that is second to none. “The ongoing education also helps 3M and our employees stay up on current technology and creates an education benchmark,” adds Retterath.  “In Hutchinson, innovation isn’t just a 3M tagline, but it is a way of life!”

“In Hutchinson, innovation isn’t just a 3M tagline, but it is a way of life!”

We’re proud to set the bar high here in Hutchinson, and we’re certain your business ideas will come to fruition.

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