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Clinton city officials confirmed Friday morning that the 3M Company, which announced late last year that it had purchased the former Food Lion Distribution Center in the Eagle Bend Industrial Park, has obtained a building permit to make roughly $18 million worth of upgrades and improvements to the facility and build a 45,000-square-foot addition.
3M, one of the world’s largest manufacturers, said that product for the oil, gas, and automotive industries will be made at the Clinton facility, but have not said exactly what they will be producing.
The company announced last year that it plans to create as many as 100 new jobs in Anderson County with hiring set to begin later this year.
The bulk of the renovation will include the removal of old food coolers and the creation of office space, according to Building Official Curtis Perez, and the upgrades will focus on the electrical and plumbing systems. The planned new building will house processing equipment for at least one of the yet-to-be-announced products.
The existing facility measures approximately 772,000 square feet and became available when Food Lion closed the distribution center three years ago.
Perez said the company paid $36,000 for the building permit, explaining that the fee is based upon the cost of the construction project.
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