Global Innovation Company to Invest $135 Million, Create 100 New Jobs
NASHVILLE Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with 3M Company officials announced today the company will purchase a 772,000 square foot building located on 160 acres in the Eagle Bend Industrial Park in Clinton. The announcement is the latest step in 3Ms efforts to grow its North American manufacturing operations, and represents an investment of $135 million and the creation of 100 new jobs in Anderson County.
We want to welcome 3M to Tennessee and thank the company for its investment and the new jobs that will be created in Clinton, 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 todays 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 states strong infrastructure, business-friendly environment and quality workforce, 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 states outstanding workforce.
With renovations slated to begin this month, 3M plans to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Clinton facility will produce a variety of products for the oil and gas and automotive industries.
3M will begin hiring mid-2015 and will provide more information on where people can apply at that time.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named 2013 State of the Year for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Developments mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.