History of 3M Greenville
3M Greenville is located at Donaldson Center Industrial Air Park in Greenville, S.C. Formerly known as Donaldson Air Force Base, this area was originally a military air base which has been transformed into what it is today: a large industrial park with over 80 employers and 4,000 employees.
The Greenville Film Plant was acquired from Olin Corporation in 1974. The plant was built by Olin in 1971 and opened in 1972. A major expansion took place in the Film Plant in 1982 and 1983. In 2007, a $100 Million expansion project began that will result in the construction of a new Film Line building, creating additional manufacturing capability at the Film Plant.
In 1975, construction was started at the Greenville Tape Plant and it started operation in 1976. Additional converting facilities were added to the Tape Plant in 1983 and manufacturing capacity was added in 2003.