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  • 11/10/03 3:32 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) announced today a quarterly dividend of 33 cents per share, payable Dec. 12, 2003, to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, 2003. The dividend amount is consistent with prior 2003 quarters taking into account the two-for-one stock split, which took place Sept. 29. This marks the 349th consecutive quarterly dividend on 3M stock. 3M's Board of Directors also authorized the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's stockmore...
  • 11/6/03 2:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M composite conductor, an advanced composite cable designed to reduce electrical transmission congestion by increasing overhead electrical power-line capacity, has earned 3M Company and its Performance Materials Division the 2003 Tekne Award for established companies in the innovation category. The annual Tekne Awards recognize Minnesota companies and individuals that lead in technological innovation, development, commercializationmore...
  • 11/3/03 3:13 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) announced today that it will participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Capital Goods Conference, Wednesday, Nov. 5, in New York City. Patrick D. Campbell, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 8 a.m. Eastern time. Further presentation details will be posted on 3M's Investor Relations home page at http://investor.3M.com/ shortly before the event. About 3M -- A Global, Diversifiedmore...
  • 10/31/03 3:54 pm CST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smoke from the ongoing wildfires in the western United States can travel hundreds of miles exposing millions of people to higher than normal levels of outdoor and indoor air pollution. Such pollution can result in increased respiratory problems, particularly for those with allergies and asthma. For tips on how to reduce indoor air pollution, the American Lung Association Health House Program and 3M are offering "Breathe Easier:more...
  • 10/20/03 6:31 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and earnings results for third quarter 2003. Net income for the quarter was $663 million, or $0.83 per share, versus $545 million, or $0.69 per share, in the third quarter of 2002. Net income and per-share earnings increased 21.6 percent and 20.3 percent, respectively (a). "Our employees are connecting with customers like never before," said W. James McNerney, Jr., 3M chairman andmore...
  • 10/13/03 8:29 am CDT

    - Web-Based Software Enables Compliance And Product Surety; Shortens Time To Market And Lowers Packaging Costs -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Global Packaging Services today announced the availability of the next version of the 3M Integrated Packaging Tool from 3M -- a centralized, Web-based integrated packaging management system for companies in the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, and consumer packaged goods industries. Version 4.0 of the application includes new features designed to enable compliance with customers, regulatory agencies and internal company policies,more...
  • 10/13/03 8:16 am CDT

    - New Offering Can Save Manufacturers Millions in Packaging Costs -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M recently introduced a suite of tools and services to help its customers manage packaging-related issues more cost effectively. 3M's new Global Packaging Services group was formed in response to a fast-growing global market demand for more efficient packaging management solutions. Today, 3M is a world leader in packaged goods with more than 60,000 products sold in over 200 countries. As a result of its experience inmore...
  • 10/13/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its more than 30 years of leadership in packaging line automation, 3M has formed the 3M Automation Center of Excellence, a group within the company's Industrial Services and Solutions Division. The Automation Center of Excellence supports the growth of solutions offered through the division, as well as other parts of the company, to deliver and manage automation and automated services for their industrial customers. 3M's automationmore...
  • 10/8/03 4:47 pm CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Optical Component business and Fiberguide Industries Inc. of Stirling, N.J., have entered into a reseller agreement for Fiberguide to become an authorized OEM reseller of 3M specialty optical fiber. Fiberguide will market and sell a wide range of the 3M Power-Core line of large core multimode (MM) optical fibers, featuring 3M TECS brand hard clad silica and 3M TECS coated silica/silica fibers and high numerical aperture (NA)more...
  • 10/8/03 4:01 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Care has sponsored a new video to make it easier for health care professionals to update their procedures in light of the new hand hygiene guidelines issued recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The video, "Hand Hygiene: Cleaning Up Our Act," reviews the new CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings, hand washing methods, their benefits and indications for use. The video features themore...