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3M Acquires Two Sanford-Based Companies

Posted July 11, 2006 11:48 a.m. EDT

— Two companies employing some 150 people in Sanford have been bought by international giant 3M.

3M, based in St. Paul, MN, and the maker of products such as Scotch Tape, said Monday it had acquired SCC products and JJ Converting LLC.

SCC provides engineering, manufacturing and sales of static control packaging and workstation products for electronic devices.

JJ Converting produces film that is used to make static control bags.

3M sees static control as a growth opportunity and plans to expand efforts to provide more flexible packaging in electronic market segments.

"3M, SCC Products and JJ Converting have excellent reputations for product quality, customer satisfaction and responsiveness," said Frank Little, division vice president of 3M Electronic Solutions Division, in a statement. "Together we will have more opportunities for innovative new products, including a wider offering of flexible packaging, along with workstation products and flooring opportunities." Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

Both Sanford companies evolved from Static Control Components, which is based in Sanford. Static Control manufactures parts for printer cartridges and other electronic devices.