3M expands healthcare operation in South Dakota

Published October 10, 2014

3M Co. wil invest $57.6. million to expand its flagship healthcare plant in Brookings, SD. The project includes adding 44,000 square feet and $40.2 million of new equipment to the existing factory . The factory makes medical tapes, dressings, surgical drapes and other wound care products. The building was last updated in 1991.
In a statement, Joaquin Delgado, executive vice president of 3M’s health care business unit, said that investments in Brookings “are designed to provide increased manufacturing capacity to support growing demand for our products.”
Construction is slated to begin in April. Equipment will be installed periodically and be completed by December 2018, the company said. The project will create 60 new jobs by 2019.