3M investing $60 million in Greenville County operations

March 18, 2019

Greenville County will benefit from 3M’s planned $60 million capital investment over the next five years to increase its manufacturing capacity and enhance its infrastructure at its operations in Greenville.

The investment and expansion were facilitated by discretionary incentives approved by 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.

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. 3M Greenville manufactures and distributes film, industrial adhesives and other materials and products used in electronics, packaging, health care and the automotive industry. Its employees are actively involved in the community, having contributed 1,300 volunteer hours in 2018.

For more information on the company, visit www.3m.com.

Notable Quotes

“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

“World-class businesses like 3M Company continue to thrive in our state, providing further proof that our pro-business climate is encouraging industry to succeed. Congratulations to 3M Company, Greenville County and the entire Upstate community on today’s announcement.” – South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“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. This expansion also acknowledges the vital role of the excellent vocational and technical education programs available through Greenville Technical College and the public schools. 3M Company is a leader among global advanced manufacturers and enjoys many benefits of its strategic location here.” – Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Director H.G. “Butch” Kirven Jr. 

“With its diverse array of innovative and technology-driven products and a history of success among global advanced manufacturers, 3M could place this investment and these new positions anywhere, so we’re delighted that they have selected Greenville’s South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center. The company is a prized member of our business community, and a tremendous asset to our operations here.” – Jody Bryson, President & CEO, SCTAC