Valley’s 3M plant announces $58 million expansion

By: - May 2, 2022 4:57 pm

3M plant in Valley, Nebraska, announces expansion (Courtesy of 3M)

A $58 million expansion project creating about 50 new jobs is planned at the 3M facility in Valley, Nebraska.

The 80,000-square-foot addition aims to grow production of 3M’s respiratory and hearing protection products, according to a news release from the company.

“Our colleagues at 3M’s Valley plant have played an important role providing critical supplies to frontline workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Matt Huset, plant director at the Valley site.

The additional investment in jobs, equipment and a warehouse is expected to help meet customer demand for the personal safety products. The company is working with the State of Nebraska to tap tax incentives available through ImagiNE Nebraska, the state program aimed at encouraging economic growth.

3M acquired the Valley site west of Omaha in 1979, which currently employs about 560 people. 

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