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History of 3M Cynthiana

The first 3M operations in Cynthiana begin in a tobacco warehouse on Church Street. Later in 1969, the present 52 acre site was purchased and construction of a 200,000 sq. ft. plant began. Original products include paper copiers and overhead projectors.

A plant expansion adds another 30,000 square feet due to growth.

The plant is converted to the manufacture of Post-it ® Note pads for the North American and Japanese markets. Initially, Post-it ® Notes were available only in canary yellow in three sizes. The conversion creates new opportunities for 3M Cynthiana and results in another 137,000 sq. ft. expansion

The plant gains another product line, Scotch ® Box Sealing Tape

The plant is expanded by another 35,000 sq.ft.-warehouse expansion

Post-it ® Easel pads are introduced.

A fourth expansion added another 48,000 square feet for supporting a broader offering in retail and printed Post-it ® Notes..

Additional tape converting and molding capabilities were added to consolidate Package Protection Tapes into 3M Cynthiana.

3M Cynthiana supported the launch of the new Post-it ® platform: Super Sticky for notes that stick practically anywhere, holding stronger and longer.

3M Cynthiana was awarded membership to the National Environmental Performance Track (NEPT) and the Kentucky Excel programs.

3M Cynthiana Plant Manager

Ann Getting

3M Cynthiana Former Plant Managers

Tom Boland
Rose Kopras
Gary Whitenack
Neal Kurzejeski
Chris Holmes
Valerie Young
Dan Carlson


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