Solar film brightens 3M’s future locally: Plant expansion to create 120 jobs, revitalize factory

3M is reinvesting in its Columbia factory and planning to add about 120 jobs by 2012.

The Minnesota-based company is pumping more than $20 million into the facility to add new products and relocate existing ones here. The only product the company has announced so far is one that industry analysts see as having a long, successful lifespan: protective film for solar panels that can be used instead of traditional glass casings.

[Columbia Business Times]