Multinational conglomerate 3M will expand manufacturing operations at the Eagle Bend Industrial Park in Clinton, Tennessee. The $470 million project is expected to create 600 new jobs by 2025.
The company plans to invest in two of its fast-growing product lines: Filtrete™ air filters and Command™ adhesive strips. The additional investments will help 3M increase capacity and reduce manufacturing cycle time to be more responsive to growing consumer demand, according to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).
“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. The continued demand for innovative new 3M products, especially for home improvement, makes us optimistic about our growth in Clinton,” Mike Roman, chairman and CEO, 3M Company said.
In addition, the investment will improve sustainability by replacing plastic packaging with more renewable packaging such as paperboard.
“Tennessee is known by the brands that call our state home, so we are proud that 3M has decided to invest nearly $470 million to expand its Anderson County operations. We thank 3M for its continued investment in Clinton and realize that this win would not be possible without the strong leadership at the local community level,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe noted.
In the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 60 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region resulting in nearly 9,000 job commitments and approximately $2.4 billion in capital investment.
“TVA and Clinton Utilities Board congratulate 3M on its decision to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Anderson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s continued commitment to creating quality jobs in the Valley. We celebrate this announcement along with our partners, at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Anderson County Economic Development Association and look forward to 3M’s continued business success,” added John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.