In a move to improve customer response time and increase sustainability, 3M is investing approximately $470 million and adding around 600 new jobs by 2025 at its plant in Clinton, Tennessee.
The news was shared in a joint statement today by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and 3M.
“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, chairman and chief executive officer, 3M. “The continued demand for innovative new 3M products, especially for home improvement, makes us optimistic about our growth in Clinton.”
As part of the expansion, 3M plans to invest in two of its fast-growing product lines: Filtrete™ air filters and Command™ Brand adhesive strips. The additional investments and jobs will help increase capacity and reduce manufacturing cycle time to be more responsive to growing consumer demand. 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,” said Commissioner Rolfe. “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.”
3M acquired the Clinton facility in 2014 to manufacture a range of products, including Filtrete indoor and air cleaning filters and 3M™Thinsulate™ automotive acoustic insulation. The site is a proud community partner, supporting local activities with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity, as well as partnering with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to provide supplies to schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the county.
"I am proud and extremely thankful 3M chose to grow their business in Anderson County with the help of our incredible local workforce,” said Terry Frank, Anderson County mayor. “This exciting expansion is a testament to the commitment by our state and local economic development teams to assist existing industries.”
3M operates two additional facilities in Tennessee: Midway, which manufactures silica products for the Advanced Materials Division, and Old Hickory, which manufactures non-woven media for Filtrete™ indoor and air cleaning filters for the Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division.
“3M’s decision to expand in Tennessee is a testament to our state’s pro-business climate and skilled workforce,” said Gov. Lee. “The creation of nearly 600 new jobs in Anderson County will positively impact this community for years to come, and we thank 3M for their investment in our state.”