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  • 1/27/16 9:00 am CST

    Will exhibit latest products and services in personal protective equipment and fall protection products

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M’s Personal Safety Division and 3M’s Capital Safety business, two of the industry’s leaders in personal protective equipment and fall protection products, will be joining forces to showcase their latest safety products and innovations at World of Concrete 2016, Tuesday, Feb. 2, to Friday, Feb. 5, in booth #O30232, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 3M acquired Capital Safety in August 2015, and the acquisition now enables 3M to providemore...
  • 1/26/16 6:30 am CST

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • Sales of $7.3 billion; GAAP EPS of $1.66, includes restructuring charge of $0.14
    • GAAP operating income margins of 20.5 percent; 22.1 percent excluding restructuring
    • Free cash flow conversion of 182 percent
    • Returned $1.8 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases

    Full-Year Highlights:

    • Sales of $30.3 billion; GAAP EPS of $7.58, includes restructuring charge of $0.14
    • GAAP operating income margins of 22.9 percent; 23.3 percent excluding restructuring
    • Free cash flow conversion of 103 percent; return on invested capital of 22.5 percent
    • Returned $7.8 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results. “The fourth quarter capped off a year of disciplined execution from our global team with solid margin and cash flow performance,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Throughout 2015 we controlled the controllable, while investing in the business and also returning significant cash to shareholders. “2015more...
  • 1/20/16 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell to Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, the assets of 3M’s Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business (formerly known as Polyfoam), which is part of 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 3M’s Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business is a provider ofmore...
  • 1/19/16 7:01 am CST

    New adhesive gives designers and engineers a new tool to achieve higher motor efficiencies

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced a new magnet bonding adhesive system designed to provide electric motor design and manufacturing engineers with an advanced tool for bonding permanent magnets to rotors and stators in high-efficiency permanent magnet (PM) electric motors. The 3M™ Magnet Bonding Adhesive AU-205 is a high-performance structural bonding adhesive system designed to virtually replace messy liquid adhesives to simplify magnetmore...
  • 1/18/16 9:28 am CST

    -- Next Generation of STEM Leaders Invited to Solve the Challenges of Tomorrow and Compete for $25,000 in the Annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge --

    -- Through One-of-a-Kind Summer Mentorship, 3M Scientists Will Provide Guidance and Support to Student Finalists as They Develop an Innovative Solution that Improves Lives --

    Discovery Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.  Through the program, young inventors have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America's Top Young Scientist.”The Challenge rewards students who use their science acumen and innovative thinking to create new waysmore...
  • 1/13/16 8:35 am CST

    The original Canary Yellow Post-it Note continues to evolve and inspire worldwide

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 1980s welcomed a flood of hit blockbuster movies, an influx of technological advances and one remarkable invention that has ‘stuck’ with us all these years – the Post-it Note from 3M. Since the debut of the iconic Canary Yellow Post-it Note, the assortment of products has evolved from a simple, practical reminder into a suite of reliable and convenient productivity tools. The Post-it Brand celebrates 35 years, honoring all of the innovativemore...
  • 1/7/16 8:03 am CST

    3M Ranked 8 out of 40 Public Companies

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The best companies don’t just attract great leaders, they also spot potential in their people and cultivate those qualities. That’s what science-based company 3M did when it brought on senior research engineer Ashish Khandpur early in his career. He traveled the world in various technical roles, learning about the company, its culture and its customers, while being mentored by 3M leaders who saw his leadership potential. Now, Ashishmore...
  • 1/6/16 10:24 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced the following investor events: Fourth-quarter 2015 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 8 a.m. CST. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officermore...
  • 1/5/16 11:07 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Company and Zirkonzahn SRL and Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH, announced today they have amicably settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by 3M under 3M’s European Patent No. 1,154,969 B2 against Zirkonzahn before the district court of Düsseldorf, Germany. The suit involved 3M’s patented technology that enables dimensionally precise sintering of dental ceramics. As a result of the settlement, Zirkonzahn SRL and Zirkonzahnmore...
  • 1/5/16 7:01 am CST

    New integrated design solutions help enable tomorrow’s breakthrough electronics

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M is showcasing its electronics design optimization and assembly solutions for the consumer electronics industry this week in Las Vegas at CES, taking place Jan. 6 – 9. Exhibiting in booth 31411 and demonstrating in its product showcase suites, 3M will display the science behind how 3M enables companies in the consumer electronics and automotive industries to design with freedom by bridging consumer demands for more exceptional displays withmore...