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  • 8/1/03 2:00 am CDT

    - Refinements that Make a Big Difference -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to kitchens, one size doesn't fit all. Kitchen designers say this truth is of increasing importance as more members of the family share kitchen chores. "We often provide cabinets and counters of varying height," says Marilyn Desmarais of Drolet Kitchen Center, Pawtucket, R.I. "But even that doesn't always make utensils and kitchen gadgets accessible to all family members," she concedes. Desmarais says the backsplash areamore...
  • 7/30/03 8:01 am CDT

    - Free Skin Screenings will be Offered During PGA Champions Tour Event -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most Americans still don't know about the early signs of one of the most common types of skin cancer. That's why 3M Pharmaceuticals is partnering with the University of Minnesota's Department of Dermatology to raise awareness about actinic keratosis, or AK. Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings and information at the 3M Championship, Aug. 7 through Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 3M Championship, a PGAmore...
  • 7/24/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew J. Ouderkirk, a Corporate Scientist in 3M's Film and Light Management Technology Center, received the American Chemical Society's 2003 Industrial Innovation Award in a ceremony at the society's regional meeting in Chicago recently. Dr. Ouderkirk was cited for his role in leading the invention team for multilayer polymer optical film, a technology platform that facilitates the manipulation of light in ways not previouslymore...
  • 7/21/03 6:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and earnings results for second quarter 2003. The company reported net income of $619 million, or $1.56 per share, versus $466 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. Excluding special items(a) in the second quarter of 2002, net income increased 14.8 percent from $539 million last year, and earnings per share increased 14.7 percent from $1.36 per share in last year's secondmore...
  • 7/15/03 2:00 am CDT
    MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IVAX Corporation (AMEX:IVX)(LSE:IVX.L) has agreed to assume exclusive rights to 3M Company's (NYSE:MMM) branded respiratory products, together with related marketing and sales people in nine European countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The agreement covers the products QVAR(R) (HFA beclomethasone dipropionate), Airomir(R) (HFA salbutamol) in Autohaler(R) and MDI devices, and overmore...
  • 7/3/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power tool users are not stranger to hard work. Whether a construction worker is tackling a total renovation or a homeowner attempts a do-it-yourself project to strip and repaint a table, power tools help make the job easier. Now 3M, the leader in abrasives for over 100 years, makes these projects even simpler with a new line of SandBlaster abrasives custom-made for power tools. SandBlaster high-performance abrasives for power tools aremore...
  • 6/23/03 9:25 am CDT

    - Scotch-Brite Brand Discovers the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in Wallace, N.C., is the "Cleanest Volunteer Firehouse Kitchen in America" -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scotch-Brite(TM) brand, a leader in household cleaning products, proudly announces the winner of the first-ever Cleanest Volunteer Firehouse Kitchen contest, a national search designed to uncover which firehouse keeps their kitchen sparkling clean. Scotch-Brite products from 3M has awarded the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in Wallace, N.C., the Grand Prize based on their inventive cleaning tip of taping a scrubber to their toes, which allowsmore...
  • 6/18/03 10:57 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Microinterconnect Systems Division (MSD) headquarters in Austin, Texas, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for design, development, deployment and management of global business processes for commercialization of flexible microinterconnect circuits. TUV Rheinland of North America is the independent certification body which handled the conformity assessment for MSD in Austin. This means that now all laboratory, manufacturingmore...
  • 6/17/03 11:15 am CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetPak HSHM (High Speed Hard Metric) five-row backplane connectors from 3M are the high-speed solution for designs with challenging electrical performance and space requirements in the telecom/datacom, enterprise computing, and automated test equipment industries. They are based on the industry standard 2-mm hard metric connector and are sized in accordance with the IEC-61076-4-101 connector standard. Because MetPak HSHM connectors come in IECmore...
  • 6/13/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The home improvement season is under way and do-it-yourselfers nationwide are looking for ways to make fix-ups easy and hassle free. That's why 3M SandBlaster sanding sponge created a free tips booklet, entitled Tips to Relieve Home Improvement Headaches. Full of sanding, painting and caulking tips gathered from do-it-yourselfers across the country, this booklet gives easy-to-follow advice for overcoming common home improvementmore...