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3M Expands Nebraska Facility

3M announced a 90,000-square-foot expansion to its facility in Valley, Nebraska. The expansion will increase the plant’s manufacturing capacity and add roughly 40 new jobs.

The $67 million investment includes new production lines, equipment and warehouse, and will help 3M more quickly meet customer demand for the company’s personal safety products.

“3M has been a part of Valley and the greater Omaha business community for 45 years,” says Matt Huset, 3M’s Valley plant director. “We’re proud of the role we play in Nebraska’s success and pleased that we could work with state officials to make this expansion happen.”

The expansion will create additional manufacturing capacity for 3M’s reusable respirator and hearing protection products.

“From respiratory and hearing protection to welding safety and medical products, 3M Valley is integral to manufacturing the solutions that help protect people worldwide,” says Chris Goralski, president of 3M Safety and Industrial. “These products help make a difference during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, for workers on the job across the industries we serve and in daily life. The investments we’re making in Valley will help give us the capacity we need to meet the growing demand for these solutions today and into the future.”

To aid in this expansion, 3M has partnered with the state of Nebraska through its ImagiNE Nebraska Program, a tax incentive-based program intended to encourage companies to invest in Nebraska by creating jobs and growing the state and its economy.

3M has operated its facility in Valley since 1979 and the company is celebrating 45 years in the community this year.

About Jacob Musselman

Jacob is the content coordinator for Hardware Retailing Magazine. A lifelong Hoosier, Jacob earned a B.S. in journalism and telecommunications with a minor in digital publishing from Ball State University. He loves making bagels, going to farmers markets with his wife Hannah and two dogs and watching Formula One.

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