While she was aware that 3M makes Scotch Tape and Post-it Notes, Linda admits that she didn’t exactly know much beyond that. But once she discovered the company manufactures thousands of things, from ACE bandages to Command mounting and hanging products, she became excited about the possibility of working in such a stable environment.
“I thought ‘That’s it,’ and I didn’t look for anything else,” she recalled.
It was good timing. In 2018, the Clinton 3M factory announced they would be producing Filtrete brand filters for Walmart. The added production line of popular in-home furnace filters meant the plant was hiring for an additional 100 jobs. In September 2018, they added Linda to their ranks.
After spending a big portion of her career producing specialized parts for tractor-trailers, seeing products she’s manufactured on display in her local Walmart is an added bonus.
“I go in the store with my husband and say ‘See – Filtrete. That’s us. That’s what we make,’” Linda said.