Greenville County will benefit from 3M’s $60 million planned capital investment over the next five years to increase its manufacturing capacity and enhance its infrastructure at its operations in Greenville.
3M Greenville manufactures and distributes film, industrial adhesives and other materials and related products used in electronics, packaging, health care and the automotive industry.
“County Council is extremely pleased with 3M Company’s decision to expand its operations in Greenville County. As a large, local employer, 3M Company provides good career opportunities for people in our area,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Director H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr in the release.
3M’s manufacturing facility at 1400 Perimeter Road in Greenville currently employs 500 people and has been a member of the Upstate business and manufacturing community for 45 years. According to a news release, the expansion will add five new positions.
The investment and expansion were facilitated by discretionary incentives approved by the Greenville County Council to encourage 3M to continue to grow and invest in the community, where it has been a model corporate citizen for more than four decades.
“We’re always proud to celebrate a capital investment in South Carolina, but it’s especially exciting when it’s one of our existing firms, like 3M Company, that has decided to expand here. I look forward to watching this innovative business continue to have success here in South Carolina and beyond.” – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMasteR