Skip to Primary Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content

Search Press Releases

Press Releases



  • 11/8/16 4:08 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.11 per share for the fourth quarter of 2016, payable Dec. 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 100 years. As of Sept. 30, 2016, 3M had 601,466,401 common shares outstanding and 82,468 shareholders of record. About 3Mmore...
  • 11/7/16 7:00 am CST

    3M introduces Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP at PACK EXPO

    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PACK EXPO, Booth N-4921 – Properly securing appliance parts and electronic components is a critical part of the packaging process. Manufacturers need the confidence that the equipment will move from the plant to install without damage, including stains and residue from adhesives. 3M’s new Scotch® Clean Removal Strapping Tape 8899HP offers a long lasting hold with clean removal from a wide variety of surfaces. “Customers were askingmore...
  • 11/1/16 7:00 am CDT

    Company will deliver next-generation lightweight helmets and body armor inserts for the Soldier Protection System

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Army has selected Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, as the awardee for two low-rate initial production (LRIP) contracts for next-generation helmet systems and hard body armor inserts as part of the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) and Vital Torso Protection (VTP) – Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts (ESAPI) components of the Soldier Protection System (SPS). The Army designed the IHPS to give soldiers a lighter-weightmore...
  • 10/26/16 7:05 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global science-based company 3M is known for pushing the boundaries of science and innovation with its cutting-edge technologies in multiple industries. Now, it is also being recognized as one of the best places to work around the world. Great Place to Work® and Fortune has announced 3M as one of their 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces. This global recognition considers employees’ assessments of their jobs, managers, coworkers,more...
  • 10/25/16 6:30 am CDT

    Third-Quarter Highlights:

    • Operating income margins of 24.7 percent, up 0.4 percentage points year-on-year
    • Sales flat year-on-year; organic local-currency sales decreased 0.8 percent
    • Operating cash flow of $1.9 billion contributed to 19 percent increase in free cash flow
    • Returned $1.4 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases; marked 100 th consecutive year of paying dividends
    • Solid Business Transformation execution, including West Europe ERP deployments

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported third-quarter earnings of $2.15 per share, an increase of 4.9 percent versus the third quarter of 2015. Sales were $7.7 billion, flat year-on-year in dollar terms. Organic local-currency sales decreased 0.8 percent while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 0.3 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation increased sales by 0.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.9 billion and operatingmore...
  • 10/24/16 7:21 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There’s an art to great leadership. If you combine the skills of listening, empowerment and experience, and enable them in the right person, you can create an effective force for change. 3M is fortunate to have a strong champion for women’s leadership and advancement in Senior Vice President of Human Resources Marlene McGrath. The National Association for Female Executives has recognized McGrath’s strong leadership as well, namingmore...
  • 10/21/16 4:48 pm CDT

    Maanasa Mendu Awarded $25,000 and Named America’s Top Young Scientist in Nation’s Premier Middle School Science Competition for her invention of HARVEST, a device that uses solar and wind power to create energy

    Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Maanasa Mendu from Mason, OH the winner of the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Mendu created HARVEST, a bio-inspired energy device that uses solar and wind power to create energy.  This innovation was inspired by a visit to India where she discovered many people lacking basic life necessities such as clean water and lighting.  Through her invention, Mendu hopes to provide amore...
  • 10/17/16 7:15 am CDT
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems is expanding its market-leading 3M 360 Encompass System platform to introduce 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional, the industry’s first encounter-based professional fee coding solution. The new software brings the power of 3M’s computer-assisted coding, physician query capability and reporting to coding and billing for physician services, helping professional coders improve productivity, boost compliance andmore...
  • 10/11/16 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems, a business of 3M, and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement to develop new population health measurement technology for managing clinical and financial performance. The joint technology platform will be designed to analyze quality performance data across healthcare delivery systems and patient populations, andmore...
  • 10/6/16 3:30 pm CDT

    Move freely between operatories with a digital scanner that can be carried by hand

    ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile tablets, commonplace in many aspects of clinical practice in health care settings, have arrived in the dental industry with the introduction of the 3M™ Mobile True Definition Scanner , a one-of-a-kind tablet-based intraoral scanner that fits in your hand. The compact, ergonomic design is similar to rechargeable tablets that patients and clinicians use in their daily lives, allowing clinicians to move freely betweenmore...