From the Chatham News + Record:

PITTSBORO — 3M is one of the world’s most prolific manufacturers, with tens of thousands of diverse products.

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 one of 3M’s three North Carolina operations. Each has distinctly different functions: a Charlotte plant makes “advanced dissolved gas control” membranes, and a Monroe plant manufactures breathing apparatuses for emergency medical uses.

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