International manufacturer 3M has relocated its Wallingford operations to a newly-renovated facility in Meriden.
The company moved its health information systems division, previously located at 100 Barnes Road, to a newly renovated 190,000-square-foot facility the company owns at 400 Research Parkway in Meriden.
The move will consolidate 3M’s health information systems division with another division, the separation purification sciences division, currently housed in the Meriden facility. Putting the two divisions in the same building will “create efficiencies that will help strengthen growth for the company and further contribute to local business growth for the surrounding region,” the company said in a press release.
“There has been a great collaborative effort between the two divisions of 3M to consolidate the Wallingford office into the Meriden facility, resulting in the best use of 3M resources and supporting (health information systems’) continued global growth,” said Mark Colin, vice president of 3M’s health information systems division.
One hundred employees worked at 3M’s Wallingford location, company spokeswoman Brittany Trangsrud said. The Meriden facility had 163 employees prior to the consolidation.
Tim Ryan, the town’s economic development specialist, said 3M outgrew its 44,000-square-foot facility at 100 Barnes Road in Wallingford, and couldn’t find another space to expand in town, leading to the move to Meriden.
3M leased the Wallingford facility and owns the Meriden facility.
Ryan thanked 3M for being communicative about the move and said he’s always sad to see a business leave. 3M has had oper ations in Wallingford for as long as Ryan can remember.
“I’m obviously disappointed, but at the same time, I’m grateful that we've had the benefit of having 3M in town for as long as we have,” Ryan said.
3M’s health information systems division provides “patient classification systems that code and group patient data for decision support, quality measurement, reimbursement and performance management.” The company’s separation purification sciences division provides “filtration, separation and purification solutions for the biopharmaceuticals, industrial, residential water and food services industries.”