Editor’s observe: This is the initially in an occasional collection of tales exploring Chatham’s robust production spine, specially minimal-recognised operations with important impacts on countrywide and world economies.
PITTSBORO — 3M is a single of the world’s most prolific manufacturers, with tens of 1000’s of varied products and solutions.
But its plant in Chatham County sticks to the company’s roots — mining for raw materials.
The 95,000 square-foot facility just south of Pittsboro is a single of 3M’s 3 North Carolina functions. Each has distinctly different capabilities: a Charlotte plant can make