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3M Plans $18.7 Million Expansion Project At Its Nevada, Missouri, Manufacturing Center

Area Development Online News Desk (04/23/2014)
Global manufacturer 3M plans a $18.7 million expansion project at its Nevada, Missouri, manufacturing facility, adding 22 jobs and bringing its workforce in the state to 1,259 Missourians.

“Our continued investment in the Nevada community will create new job opportunities as we increase the production capacity of this facility,” said Todd Cantrell, 3M Plant Manager. “3M technologies improve the lives of people all over the world, and we are excited to share our innovations with Nevada and the state of Missouri.”

Founded in 1902, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for a variety of sectors including health care, highway safety, office products, and manufacturing. 3M’s Nevada facility specializes in manufacturing commercial graphics and signage for buildings and semi-trucks. Currently employing 639 workers, the Nevada, Missouri, facility is the largest 3M location in Missouri. The plant has experienced consistent growth since it opened in 1971.

“The people of Nevada are highly-skilled and hard-working, and we’re thrilled that 3M continues to recognize the value of our technically-skilled workforce by investing and expanding here,” said Mayor Seth Barrett. “3M has been a big part of our community, providing hundreds of good paying jobs for local workers, and I look forward to further developing our partnership with 3M as they grow here in Nevada.”

To assist 3M with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. In addition, City of Nevada, Mo. also partnered with 3M to help make its expansion possible.

“Again and again, we’re seeing global companies like 3M invest in the Show-Me State and hire hard-working Missourians to help grow their business,” Governor Jay NixonJay Nixon said. “Our superior workforce and pro-business climate continue to create opportunities and spur economic development in every corner of the state.”

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