4/25/17 6:30 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $2.16 per share,
an increase of 5.4 percent versus the first quarter of 2016. Sales were
$7.7 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year in dollar terms. Organic
local-currency sales increased 4.6 percent while divestitures reduced
sales by 0.4 percent. Foreign currency translation decreased sales by
0.5 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.8 billion and operating income marginsmore...
4/21/17 1:16 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1902, Thomas Edison was still an avid inventor. His ingenuity and
scientific pursuits resulted in technologies that would impact the
everyday living for millions of people. Also in 1902 was the inception
of 3M, which ever since has applied science to life with Edison’s same
determination as a way to improve the daily lives of its consumers. 3M
today announced that two of its most innovative and advanced
technologies have been selected tomore...
4/19/17 3:00 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events:
First-quarter 2017 earnings conference call on Tuesday, April
25, 2017, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800)
762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S.
Electrical Products Group 2017 Annual Spring Conference in
Longboat Key, Fla., on Monday, May 22, 2017. Inge G. Thulin, chairman,
president, and chiefmore...
4/19/17 8:00 am CDT
ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As thousands of orthodontists and staff from around the world descend on
the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San
Diego, CA this week, 3M is proud to announce a broad portfolio of issued
patents and intellectual property rights, issued over the last few
years, encompassing indirect bonding for orthodontic treatments. Claims
covered by these patents intend to enable orthodontists to improve their
4/13/17 3:04 pm CDT
3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance-Tested MethodSM, Certificate #041701 for a variety of foods. With this AOAC Performance-Tested Method designation, the 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate becomes the first commercial method of its kind to receive a validation from a third-party scientific organization. The ready-to-use plate, introduced in August 2016, simplifies the testing process for lacticmore...
4/6/17 7:30 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a lawsuit on April 5,
2017, in the Central District of California against K2 Concepts and
China-based Phoenix Automotive Refinishing, alleging multiple counts of
patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
The suit alleges that certain automotive painting spray gun cup
products, which are made by Phoenix in China and marketed and sold in
the United States by K2, infringe seven 3M patentsmore...
4/4/17 9:06 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology
and applying creativity and ingenuity to improve people’s lives,
announces a collaborative installation at the Milan Design Week 2017 in
partnership with internationally-renowned Studio Urquiola. Based on the
belief that behind every memory, there is a story, and behind every
story, there is a memory worth protecting, the installation titled “A
Capsule of Memorabilia” willmore...
4/3/17 12:19 pm CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement
lawsuit on April 3, 2017, in the District of Delaware against Amphenol
The suit alleges that certain Amphenol data transmission cable products
infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,933,333 titled "Shielded Electrical Cable,"
and U.S. Patent No. 9,601,236 titled “Shielded Electrical Cable.”
3M’s high-speed data transmission cables, including the 3MTMmore...
3/24/17 2:51 pm CDT
3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF VALIDATION (Certificate Reference No. 3M 01/17 – 11/16). The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates had previously received validation through the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM and AOAC® Official Methods of AnalysisSM programs. The validation for the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certifies that the plates are equivalent to or better than the reference method whenmore...
3/16/17 7:19 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scott Safety from Johnson Controls for a total enterprise value of $2.0 billion. Scott Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative products, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) systems, gas and flame detection instruments, and other safety devices that complement 3M’s personal safety portfolio.“Personal safety is a core growth business within the 3M portfolio,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3Mmore...