3M unveils “state-of-the-art” fall protection testing facility
By Anthony Capkun
December 26, 2013 – 3M has unveiled what it calls a “state-of-the-art testing facility” for its portfolio of fall protection solutions, complete with an R&D tower. The facility is located within 3M’s Fall Protection campus in Cottage Grove, Minn., and will be fully functional by the end of this year.
3M will test harnesses, connecting and anchorage devices, lifeline systems, confined space equipment, and escape and rescue products at this facility.
“Not only is [the facility] 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,” said Stephanie Mathers, 3M global fall protection business leader.