3M Unveils Fall Protection Equipment Test Facility

It was designed to test harnesses, connecting and anchorage devices, lifeline systems, confined space equipment, and escape and rescue products according to global regulatory standards.

3M announced it soon will open an new facility for testing fall protection products that range from safety harnesses to escape-and-rescue solutions. The facility, complete with a research and development tower, is located within 3M's Fall Protection campus in Cottage Grove, Minn. and will be fully functional by the end of 2013, according to the company.

It was designed to test harnesses, connecting and anchorage devices, lifeline systems, confined space equipment, and escape and rescue products according to global regulatory standards. "We are proud of our testing facility and consider it technologically advanced within the industry," said Stephanie Mathers, 3M's Global Fall Protection business leader. "Not only is it developed to test products to global fall protection standards, it is built as an investment for the future as standards change and new technologies emerge."

Earlier this year, 3M announced plans to build a $150 million R&D lab building at its headquarters campus in Maplewood, Minn.

For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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