The 3M Company plans to expand in Clinton, investing about $470 million and adding around 600 new jobs by 2025, a press release said.
The expansion was announced Thursday by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commission Bob Rolfe, and 3M Company officials.
“As part of 3M’s expansion at the Eagle Bend Industrial Park, the company plans to invest in two of its fast-growing product lines: Filtrete air filters and Command adhesive strips,” the press release said.
It said the additional investments and jobs will help 3M increase capacity and reduce manufacturing time in response to growing consumer demand. Also, the investment will improve sustainability by replacing plastic packaging with more renewable packaging such as paperboard, the press release said.
“The talented people in East Tennessee, the partnership from the state government, and the flexibility of our manufacturing facility create an ideal environment for additional investment in Clinton,” said Mike Roman, 3M Company chair and chief executive officer. “The continued demand for innovative new 3M products, especially for home improvement, makes us optimistic about our growth in Clinton.”
“The City of Clinton welcomes the 3M expansion and their continued investment into our community,” Clinton Mayor Scott Burton said. “The 500+ high-quality jobs in Clinton will be a positive impact for the citizens of Anderson County and the region. 3M’s decision to expand their facility in our community demonstrates our business-friendly climate, skilled workforce, and dedication to growing and retaining our industry partners.”
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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