Costa Rica: 3M Closes Production Plant

The U.S. company, which still operates a plant in the country for the production of sandpaper and adhesive tapes, has begun the process of relocating its operations, which includes the closure of the factory operating in Heredia.

Monday, November 9, 2020

According to information released by the company, the closure of the industrial complex located in Santa Rosa de Heredia, follows a business strategy and is not a consequence of the economic crisis that generated the outbreak of covid-19.

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Elobservador.cr reviews that through its communications agency the company reported that "... 3M decided to relocate the production processes that were being carried out in the manufacturing plant located in Santa Rosa, a process that will start in November 2020 and will end in April 2021."

"In this way, the processes of the Consumer business (cleaning tapes and fibers) and Abrasives (sheets and rolls of sandpaper) began to be produced in other plants located in Latin America", the company's statement highlights.

According to the company, which also produces Scotch tape and Post-it self-adhesive papers worldwide, informed employees days ago about the closure of its plant in the country, which operated for almost five decades.



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