3M invests $67 million to expand safety product manufacturing in Nebraska

3M invests $67 million to expand safety product manufacturing in Nebraska

May 6, 2024
The expansion will include new production lines, equipment, and a warehouse.

 3M has announced plans to expand its facility in Valley, Nebraska. The company will invest $67 million into the project, which will expand the current plant by 90,000 square feet. The expansion will include new production lines, equipment, and a warehouse. The project, which 3M hopes will help it meet customer demand for various safety products including its respirators and hearing protection products, will result in the creation of 40 new jobs. To help aid the expansion, 3M utilized the ImagiNE Nebraska Program, a tax incentive-based program created by the state of Nebraska.

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Matt Huset, plant director at 3M's Valley plant, said, "3M has been a part of Valley and the greater Omaha business community for 45 years. "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."

Chris Goralski, president of 3M Safety and Industrial added, "From respiratory and hearing protection to welding safety and medical products, 3M Valley is integral to manufacturing the solutions that help protect people worldwide. These products help make a difference during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, or 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." 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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