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  • 9/2/14 3:59 pm CDT

    Project HOPE, MAP International and Direct Relief International  to distribute 3M respirators in West Africa

    3M, one of the largest suppliers of personal protection equipment, has donated nearly 1 million respirators to help doctors and aid workers contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. Project HOPE, MAP International, and Direct Relief International will distribute 3M’s NIOSH-approved N95 respirators to workers in Sierra Leone and surrounding areas. “Respirators can be an important component in the fight against Ebola,” said Oyebode A. Taiwo, M.D., M.P.H. Global Medical Director at 3Mmore...
  • 8/31/14 7:26 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has completed its acquisition, through Sumitomo 3M Ltd., of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.’s 25 percent interest in Sumitomo 3M Ltd. for 90 billion Japanese Yen (approximately $865 million at current exchange rates). 3M is now the sole owner and the business will be known as 3M Japan Ltd. Sumitomo 3M Ltd. was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. and NEC Corp.more...
  • 8/26/14 9:19 am CDT

    3M’s devices and dressings aid in patient safety, facilitate cost efficiencies

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 26, 2014) – 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier’s more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contractmore...
  • 8/25/14 10:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the 2014 Greater Twin Cities United Way annual fund moving full-steam ahead, the state’s largest non-governmental funder is already teeing-up for 2015. Today, 3M and Greater Twin Cities United Way announce that next year’s local campaign will be led by Inge Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer. “3M shares with United Way the same commitment to changing lives and saving lives,” said Thulin. “Giving back ismore...
  • 8/25/14 8:00 am CDT

    Stake will bolster 3M’s relevance in energy market

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M New Ventures – the corporate venture arm of 3M – announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a move that will further accelerate SEI’s efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the energy sector. The investment from 3M New Ventures comes as several existing stakeholders also bolstered their equity inmore...
  • 8/20/14 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizing has never been so easy. For the first-time ever, 3M is making it possible to write, erase and write again, all on a piece of tape. With the launch of new Scotch™ Dry Erase and Chalkboard Tapes, consumers can purchase these revolutionary tapes that behave exactly like a whiteboard or chalkboard, making labeling and organizing as simple as tearing tape. “Scotch Tape is known for inspiring creativity and now the brand willmore...
  • 8/12/14 10:00 am CDT

    Three-Year Commitment to Kick Off in 2015 with Jeff Gordon

    CONCORD, N.C. & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizing has never been so easy. For the first-time ever, 3M is making it possible to write, erase and write again, all on a piece of tape. With the launch of new Scotch™ Dry Erase and Chalkboard Tapes, consumers can purchase these revolutionary tapes that behave exactly like a whiteboard or chalkboard, making labeling and organizing as simple as tearing tape. “Scotch Tape is known for inspiring creativity and now the brand willmore...
  • 8/11/14 5:46 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 85.5 cents per share for the third quarter of 2014, payable Sept. 12, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 22, 2014. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 98 years. As of June 30, 2014, 3M had 647,969,147 common shares outstanding and 89,560 shareholders of record.more...
  • 8/11/14 4:30 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today the appointment of Sondra Barbour to its Board of Directors. Barbour currently is executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business division and an officer of Lockheed Martin. Prior to Barbour’s current position, she served as senior vice president of the Enterprise Business Services organization and Lockheed’s chief information officer, heading all of themore...
  • 8/1/14 2:28 pm CDT

    Innovative design offers improved overall experience and new, smallest wand on the market

    As more dentists and orthodontists adopt digital scanning in their practices, innovating to provide the best user experience is more important than ever. 3M Digital Oral Care is changing the market again with exciting technological transformations to the 3M True Definition Scanner. The next generation system includes a revolutionary new wand with a profile so slim that it’s the smallest on the market. The new system will be released this fall in tandem with 3M™ True Definition Scanner Softwaremore...