5/10/16 3:47 pm CDT
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 second quarter of
2016, payable June 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of
business on May 20, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders
without interruption for more than 99 years.
As of March 31, 2016, 3M had 606,514,530 common shares outstanding and
83,896 shareholders of record.more...
5/10/16 2:04 pm CDT
AUSTIN, Texas & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin today highlighted 3M’s
solid 2015 performance while focusing on the company’s execution of the
3M Playbook to deliver efficient growth. Thulin addressed 3M’s 2016
Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Austin, Texas.
“We continue to execute well and invest in our businesses to create even
greater value for our customers and our shareholders,” Thulin said. “I
continue to be pleased with our team’smore...
4/27/16 1:21 pm CDT
3M Food Safety announced Wednesday that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella has been approved for Official Method of AnalysisSM by AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA method number 2016.01). The validation certifies that the test kit is equivalent or better than standard reference methods for the detection of Salmonella in a broad range of foods and food processing environmental surfaces. The Official Methods of Analysis, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s premier, internationally recognized program formore...
4/26/16 6:30 am CDT
- Company adopts new FASB accounting standard, which added $0.10, net, to EPS
- Operating income margins up 1.3 percentage points year-on-year to 24.1 percent
- Organic local-currency sales growth declined 0.8 percent
- Increased free cash flow 20 percent year-on-year to $946 million
- Increased first-quarter per share dividend by 8 percent, 58th consecutive year of increases
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $2.05 per share,
an increase of 10.8 percent versus the first quarter of 2015. Sales
declined 2.2 percent year-on-year to $7.4 billion. Organic
local-currency sales declined 0.8 percent while acquisitions, net of
divestitures, added 1.6 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation
reduced sales by 3.0 percent year-on-year.
Operating income was $1.8 billion and operating incomemore...
4/25/16 7:18 am CDT
Recording Artist Challenges People to ‘Stop Hammer Time’ as Brand Ambassador
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate 20 years of providing damage-free organizing and decorating
Brand from 3M has partnered with pop culture icon and “U Can’t Touch
This” musician MC Hammer to help launch the brand’s new Do. No Harm.
integrated marketing campaign. For the brand’s first celebrity
partnership, Command Brand chose the one and only “Hammer” that hates
nails to empower consumers to put away the toolbox and hang fearlessly
4/19/16 12:25 pm CDT
Technology aims to solve patient competence and adherence challenges, minimizing burden on health care providers and payers
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research shows that an estimated 334 million people have asthma
worldwide, and 65 million people have moderate to severe COPD - a number
that is expected to rise 24 percent by the year 2034 to make COPD the
world’s third leading cause of death.(1,2,3) As cases
increase, driven by the aging population, hospitals and care providers
continue to see low levels of adherence and poor and inconsistent
competence using current treatment devices. Thismore...
4/18/16 7:04 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today the availability of software enhancements
to its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader, a popular peripheral device that
serves as an automated alternative to the more time-consuming task of
manually counting and documenting colonies of bacteria on 3M™ Petrifilm™
Plates indicator tests. The new 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader software
version 4.0 now automates the imaging, interpretation and data mapping
of the 3M™ Petrifilm™more...
4/13/16 7:00 am CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global demand for commercially sterile beverages is growing more than 9
percent annually, according to a market research report by Reportlinker,
fueled by supply chain cost benefits and consumer demand for more
convenient beverages that retain both flavor and nutrients. With the
growing trends around these beverages, 3M announced today the launch of
the 3M™ Microbial Luminescence System UHT Beverage Screen Kit, a new
rapid test for Ultra Highmore...
4/13/16 6:00 am CDT
Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim on display at FDIC International 2016, Booth #701
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As firefighters’ jobs have evolved, so has their need for
high-performance gear that holds up to demanding service calls with
extreme conditions. 3M™
Scotchlite™ Reflective Material — Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim
is a segmented, stitch-free trim designed for greater flexibility and
mobility. NFPA-certified, the new design helps make turnout gear more
comfortable to wear.
Traditionally, turnout gear trim has been sewnmore...
4/12/16 2:49 pm CDT
Leading fall protection and safety specialists tour U.S. to educate construction workers about fall protection and dropped object prevention during 2016 National Safety Stand-Down
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M’s Capital Safety will host fall protection demonstrations throughout
the U.S. May 2-6, 2016, during OSHA’s
National Safety Stand-Down. Capital Safety has historically been
involved in OSHA’s Stand Down and is proud to participate in this
campaign to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction
industry about the serious dangers of falls and dropped objects. 3M
acquired Capital Safety in August 2015, adding Capital Safety’smore...