Custom Search

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

3M to sell last campus parcel; 1,000 jobs leave St. Paul

Please click onto the COMMENTS for the story.

13 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

BY JASON HOPPIN
Pioneer Press
Article Last Updated: 01/08/2008 02:17:26 PM CST


3M Companies announced this week it would sell its entire campus on the East Side of St. Paul, bringing to a close a nearly century-old relationship between the Maplewood-based industrial products manufacturer and Minnesota's capital city. (Chris Polydoroff, Pioneer Press File) 3M Companies announced this week it would sell its entire campus on the East Side of St. Paul, bringing to a close a nearly century-old relationship between the Maplewood-based industrial products manufacturer and Minnesota's capital city.

Spokeswoman Donna Fleming Runyon said 3M would begin marketing the 46-acre campus immediately. The company had said in Nov. 2006 it would sell approximately 40 acres but keep two buildings that house a call center and company engineers.

The decision to sell the final six acres is intended to make the property more attractive to a potential buyer, Runyon said. About 1,000 employees will be relocated to other 3M facilities.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

3M, Ford Motor Company.

Who's next?

Saint Paul, a city with beautiful buildings and no place to work.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Council Member Kathy Lantry and Mayor Christopher Coleman.

St. Paul sure is really moving in the right direction under their leadership.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these beautiful code complaint homes and bountiful lots to build on and the jobs that can buy those parcels are leaving town. Thanks Kathy. Go on back to property managment where your ignorance was more tolerated.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1000 jobs gone! WOW. Dave Thune is trying his hardest to stop the Trader Joe's development in Highland Park. What the heck is going on? The city just lost 1000 jobs on the East side and Dave is trying his hardest to stop another 75 jobs from coming St. Paul. It does not make sense. What are they thinking down at city hall?

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be a true DFL'er.
Stop St.Paul's Growth Trune ,I get most of my food at Trader Joe's.
At least Norm Coleman as mayor had more brains, then to lose all these companies that put people to work and help pay taxes

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a pirate vessel sinks, all the rats leave the ship beforehand.

With St. Paul, the best people are leaving. The rats remain behind, along with the good people who are uninformed or are trapped by comitments.

St. Paul's approach is to do whatever the boneheads in inspections want. They have damaged the dynamics of the city, and now the city's true friends are not there to help any more.

Bottoms up, Saint Paul.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Nancy Lazaryan said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy Lantry and Coleman are not running the city, the inspections department are. I can't believe this Council was re-elected with the lack of control and leadership ability they have.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How polluted is that 46 acres, and did 3 M mess up the water in that area.
3 M put a lot of people to work over the years, but how many of them are dying from cancer from working there.
I work there in the early 1970's making the fiberglass for electrical broads, and the leftover resends in the buckets would smoke all day even after water was put on it to cool it.
We all heard of the ground water that was polluted, how much of that 46 acres was used as a dump site?
Look who Tim Pawlenty appointed to Minnesota EPA from 3 M.
Make up our own minds about are the jobs more valuable then health?

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were all going to die sometime.
No one showed up to vote thats how the council won.

George

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George is 100% CORRECT! No one bothered to show up and vote.

Maybe they will when they get their tax bill for 2008.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell- Sell - Sell, and when someone Buys- Buys- Buys- it makes more tax revenue for the city and county.
Money talks, if you have money the corrupt city wants it.

Right?

7:45 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home