28 May 2008
28 May 2008
The 3M Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Department will build an aerospace-focused factory in Wroclaw, Poland.
An addition to its sister factory in Springfield, Mo., the Poland facility will significantly increase 3M’s manufacturing capacity for structural bonding adhesives and surface protection products. The factory is expected to be operational by late 2009.
“The expansion into Poland is our response to the ongoing needs of our global aerospace customers, many of whom are located in Europe and Asia,” said Brian Young, general manager of 3M Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Department. “This new factory will effectively double our capacity to support our customers where they do business and supply better service around the world.”
“Through this significant investment, 3M is demonstrating a commitment to our customers,” said Young. “Significant volume increase, dual-sourcing and strategic location shows that we are well-aligned with our customers’ current needs and growth plans.”
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