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3M and CMO COMPLIANCE Announce Partnership on 3M Firestop Management System

CMO COMPLIANCE will provide software platform

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:49 am CDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn.

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MMM
"This relationship with CMO will give our customers the best possible tools and support, with expertise from 3M – the trusted leader in firestop technology – and CMO, the experts in risk management compliance"

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and CMO COMPLIANCE (CMO) have announced a new partnership in which CMO will provide the software platform for the 3M Firestop Management System. The arrangement will give users of the 3M Firestop Management System the benefits of CMO’s flexible, cloud-based mobile solution, with an intuitive interface and up-to-the-minute configuration.

The 3M Firestop Management System is a web-based application that helps facility managers control their operations, improve compliance performance and simplify the inspection process. The easy-to-use software helps provide real-time management of critical information, such as relevant firestop documentation, worksite permits and daily passes. It also helps track the status of firestop installations and generate reports with critical firestop system and contractor status information. With this partnership, the 3M Firestop Management System will become even more versatile by allowing significant user configurations, ultimately creating a faster and easier management tool for facility managers and their teams.

3M has been an industry pioneer in firestopping for more than 30 years, providing customers with cutting-edge, fully integrated product, systems and technical support. The partnership with CMO will enable 3M to focus its expertise on developing new, innovative technologies, while the software driving the 3M Firestop Management System is managed by an industry leader in enterprise governance, risk and compliance software solutions.

“This relationship with CMO will give our customers the best possible tools and support, with expertise from 3M – the trusted leader in firestop technology – and CMO, the experts in risk management compliance,” said Bill Kesting, business unit manager for 3M Fire Protection Products.

“We are pleased to work with 3M to refine its software platform and better enable facility managers to attend to the critical business of firestopping,” said John Castner, Solutions Manager and Strategic Partnerships, CMO.

For more information, visit 3M.com/firestop. Current 3M Firestop Management System customers can contact Bill Kesting at wdkesting@mmm.com for detailed upgrade information.

About 3M Fire Protection
With a 30-year reputation in firestopping innovation, 3M Fire Protection Products are dedicated to providing firestop risk management by helping prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Sole sourcing your project with 3M means that quality products, listed systems, innovative solutions, professional service and technical support is available for you every step of the way – from pre-construction planning through implementation and maintenance for ongoing firestopping compliance.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About CMO COMPLIANCE
CMO COMPLIANCE is a recognized market leader in enterprise governance, risk, compliance and quality software solutions for global corporations and regulators. CMO COMPLIANCE solutions are used by leading corporations and regulators such as Barrick Gold, ISS, Orica, Liberty Mutual, Owens Corning, AXA Bank, McCormick, Xstrata and Philip Morris in a range of industries including Financial Services, Food, Energy and Mining, Oil & Gas to manage their GRC processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives. Further information is available at www.cmo-compliance.com.

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Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Finley, 612-342-9732
e.finley@creativepr.com
or
3M
Colleen Harris, 651-733-1566
or
CMO
Judy Buchea, 678-388-9439
Public Relations
Judy.buchea@cmo-compliance.com