3M is set to put $470 million into its plant in Tennessee to create 600 new jobs.

The company has made the move to improve customer response time and to increase its sustainability.

The plant is in Clinton, Tennessee, and the company will add the job roles by 2025.

The move was announced by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and 3M.

Mike Roman, chairman and chief executive officer of 3M, said: “The continued demand for innovative new 3M products, especially for home improvement, makes us optimistic about our growth in Clinton.”

3M, which is based in St Paul, Minnesota and employs 93,500 people around the world, will invest in its fast-growing product lines Filtrete air filters and Command brand adhesive strips.

The investment and new roles will help to increase the capacity and reduce the manufacturing cycle time to be more responsive to growing consumer demand.

The investment also aims to improve sustainability by replacing plastic packaging with more renewable materials like paperboard.

Commissioner Rolfe added: “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.”

3m has owned the facility in Clinton since 2014 and makes a range of its products there.

It is heavily engrained in the local community, 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.

Anderson County mayor Terry Frank said: “I am proud and extremely thankful 3M chose to grow their business in Anderson County with the help of our incredible local workforce.

“This exciting expansion is a testament to the commitment by our state and local economic development teams to assist existing industries.”

The company has two more facilities in Tennessee, Midway and Old Hickory.

Gov. Lee continued: “3M’s decision to expand in Tennessee is a testament to our state’s pro-business climate and skilled workforce.

“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.”

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