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  • 12/6/16 1:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care, a global leader in the eyeglass lens industry. The safety prescription eyewear business is part of 3M’s Personal Safety Division, which is in the Safety & Graphics Business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business, with more than 90 years as an industry leader in safety prescription eyewearmore...
  • 11/8/16 4:22 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speed, accuracy and clarity are three main ingredients to ensure a great drive-thru experience. Skimp on one, and it’s a recipe for disaster. 3M science is helping quick service restaurants tap the drive-thru’s full potential with the all-new digital network-ready 3M™ Drive-Thru Basestation G5. The new basestation features a smaller footprint, dual lane capabilities in a single base, and a built-in greeter. According to the NPD Groupmore...
  • 11/8/16 4:08 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016, payable Dec. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 100 years. As of Sept. 30, 2016, 3M had 601,466,401 common shares outstanding and 82,468 shareholders of record. About 3Mmore...
  • 11/7/16 7:00 am CST
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PACK EXPO, Booth N-4921 – Properly securing appliance parts and electronic components is a critical part of the packaging process. Manufacturers need the confidence that the equipment will move from the plant to install without damage, including stains and residue from adhesives. 3M’s new Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP offers a long lasting hold with clean removal from a wide variety of surfaces. “Customers were askingmore...
  • 11/1/16 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Army has selected Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, as the awardee for two low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts for next-generation helmet systems and hard body armor inserts as part of the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) and Vital Torso Protection (VTP) – Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts (ESAPI) components of the Soldier Protection System (SPS). The Army designed the IHPS to give soldiers a lighter-weightmore...
  • 10/26/16 7:05 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global science-based company 3M is known for pushing the boundaries of science and innovation with its cutting-edge technologies in multiple industries. Now, it is also being recognized as one of the best places to work around the world. Great Place to Work® and Fortune has announced 3M as one of their 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces. This global recognition considers employees’ assessments of their jobs, managers, coworkers,more...
  • 10/25/16 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported third-quarter earnings of $2.15 per share, an increase of 4.9 percent versus the third quarter of 2015. Sales were $7.7 billion, flat year-on-year in dollar terms. Organic local-currency sales decreased 0.8 percent while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 0.3 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation increased sales by 0.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.9 billion and operatingmore...
  • 10/24/16 7:21 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There’s an art to great leadership. If you combine the skills of listening, empowerment and experience, and enable them in the right person, you can create an effective force for change. 3M is fortunate to have a strong champion for women’s leadership and advancement in Senior Vice President of Human Resources Marlene McGrath. The National Association for Female Executives has recognized McGrath’s strong leadership as well, namingmore...
  • 10/21/16 4:48 pm CDT
    Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu from Mason, OH the winner of the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Mendu created HARVEST, a bio-inspired energy device that uses solar and wind power to create energy.  This innovation was inspired by a visit to India where she discovered many people lacking basic life necessities such as clean water and lighting.  Through her invention, Mendu hopes to provide amore...
  • 10/17/16 7:15 am CDT
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems is expanding its market-leading 3M 360 Encompass System platform to introduce 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional, the industry’s first encounter-based professional fee coding solution. The new software brings the power of 3M’s computer-assisted coding, physician query capability and reporting to coding and billing for physician services, helping professional coders improve productivity, boost compliance andmore...