Gov. Walker: Announces support for 3M expansion in Menomonie

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Project Will Create 25 Jobs

Menomonie – Governor Scott Walker announced today that 3M Company is eligible for up to $770,000 in economic development tax credits allocated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for an expansion project at its facility in Menomonie in Dunn County.

“The expansion of 3M will bring new high-quality job opportunities in the Menomonie area,” Governor Walker said. “I’m pleased the WEDC was able to assist in this project, and look forward to additional business growth and continued success for 3M and for companies statewide.”

“We are delighted that WEDC has recognized 3M’s expansion as a contributor to economic growth in the state of Wisconsin,” noted Paul Steece, 3M’s vice president and general manager of Electrical Markets.

Operating in 65 countries, 3M is a diversified technology company with a presence in several business sectors. The Menomonie facility houses manufacturing for several company products. The $28.4 million project involves expanding the manufacturing building, purchasing new equipment, engineering and training, and will result in the creation of 25 new full-time positions.

The WEDC is Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency. Created in statute as a public authority, the WEDC is responsible for economic development activities previously administered by the Department of Commerce, a state agency eliminated on July 1, 2011.