3M Company will purchase a 772,000 square foot production facility located on 160 acres at the Eagle Bend Industrial Park in Clinton, Tennessee. The project represents an investment of $135 million and the creation of 100 new jobs in Anderson County.
The Clinton facility will produce a variety of products for the oil and gas industry and automotive industry. With renovations slated to begin this month, 3M plans to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2015.
“We want to welcome 3M to Tennessee and thank the company for its investment and the new jobs that will be created in Clinton,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee, we work to create a business-friendly environment that attracts new companies to the state while helping them grow and succeed, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“The Tennessee brand continues to be strengthened as companies recognize and utilize our state’s strong infrastructure, business-friendly environment and quality workforce,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “3M is known around the world for its wide array of exceptional products, and I am pleased to see that the company has chosen Tennessee to expand its manufacturing operations while adding to our state’s outstanding workforce.”
“I could not be prouder or happier to have 3M Company choose Anderson County as a place to work and grow their business,” Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank said. “3M has nothing short of an incredible track record of innovation that touches just about all of our lives, and we’re thankful for their continued commitment to hard work and progress. Their decision to locate here is a testament to the commitment of our economic development team to bring jobs and investment, and help industries accomplish their goals.”
“Tennessee Valley Authority and Clinton Utilities Board congratulate 3M on its announcement to locate in Clinton and create new quality jobs for community residents,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “TVA is pleased to partner with the state of Tennessee, Anderson County EDA and the city of Clinton to help employers like 3M invest and grow in our region.”