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  • 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...
  • 7/31/14 10:26 am CDT

    Collaboration with Minnesota Bureau for Criminal Apprehension results in new features to help improve fingerprint examination process efficiency

    3M will present the latest features of its flagship Cogent Automated Fingerprint and Palmprint Identification System (CAFIS) client application at the International Association for Identification’s Annual Education Conference, held August 10-16 in Minneapolis, Minn., and attended by more than 1,000 forensic professionals. The company will demonstrate new features including automated left-right reversal latent print searching capability and GYRO fingerprint marking methodology support, bothmore...
  • 7/30/14 2:04 pm CDT

    Scotch Brand Helps Add Personality & Style To Back To School Shopping Lists

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scotch Brand from 3M is introducing several new products just in time for back to school season to help add personality and creativity to schoolwork, home organization and classroom décor. Long gone are the days when yellow number two pencils and black and white composition notebooks were the standard. In recent years, back to school shopping has become all about making a statement and expressing one’s personality – even with back tomore...
  • 7/29/14 9:19 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety is marking the 30th anniversary of the introduction of its revolutionary 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates, the worldwide standard for fast, simple, easy-to-interpret indicator testing. First introduced in 1984, the 3M Petrifilm Plate technology has long been the industry standard for efficient and reliable colony interpretation and enumeration for food and beverage processors. For three decades, food safety professionals around themore...
  • 7/28/14 12:05 pm CDT
    July 2014Junior Achievement of Central Texas was awarded $25,000 for programming at Wooten Elementary, Burnet Middle School and Lanier High School. Teachers at these schools will work with a trained community volunteer to deliver financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum. Greater Austin Performing Arts Center, Inc. received $20,000 for the 2014-2015 Redd Carpet Fund. This grant will allow small and emerging Austin-based arts organizations to use the Long Center’smore...
  • 7/24/14 6:30 am CDT

    Second-Quarter Highlights:

    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 4.8 percent
    • Earnings of $1.91 per share, up 11.7 percent
    • Operating income margins of 22.8 percent, up 0.8 percentage points year-on-year
    • Free cash flow conversion of 103 percent
    • Returned $2.0 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Announced (July 16) acquisition of remaining 25 percent of Sumitomo 3M subsidiary for 90 billion Japanese Yen (approximately $885 million)
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter earnings of $1.91 per share, an increase of 11.7 percent versus the second quarter of 2013. Sales grew 4.9 percent year-on-year to $8.1 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 4.8 percent, acquisitions added 0.1 percent to sales and currency impacts were flat year-on-year. Second-quarter operating income was $1.9 billion and operating income margins were 22.8 percent. Net income was $1.3more...