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  • 4/24/14 6:30 am CDT

    First-Quarter Highlights:

    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 4.6 percent
    • Operating income margins of 21.9 percent, up 0.3 percentage points year-on-year
    • Earnings of $1.79 per share, up 11.2 percent
    • Returned $2.3 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Increased first-quarter per-share dividend by 35 percent
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $1.79 per share, an increase of 11.2 percent versus the first quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.6 percent year-on-year to $7.8 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 4.6 percent while currency impacts reduced sales by 2.0 percent year-on-year. First-quarter operating income was $1.7 billion, operating income margins were 21.9 percent and net income was $1.2 billion. The companymore...
  • 4/23/14 2:08 pm CDT

    Lock three times stronger than Velcro® Industrial Strength Fasteners*

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a study conducted by Houzz & Home1, more than half of homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects, with 42 percent motivated to improve storage, organization and efficiency. As a growing number of homeowners take on do-it-yourself projects, Scotch Brand is launching new Scotch Extreme Fasteners, tested and proven to lock three times stronger than Velcro® Industrial Strength Fasteners*. Designed tomore...
  • 4/22/14 9:00 am CDT

    Technology advancements include complete solventless manufacturing process, layflat liners and air-release constructions

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a 30-year history as a reliable workhorse for converters and OEMs, 3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP is about to get even better. Enhancements to the product’s liner technology are raising the standard of performance for its adhesive family, used in bonding to metal and high surface energy plastics (higher than 37 dynes/cm), with improvements in both sustainability and liner technology. With applications ranging from ATMs, vehiclemore...
  • 4/22/14 7:50 am CDT

    Company marks Earth Day with record-setting recognition from EPA

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As environmental concerns and energy efficiency become increasingly top of mind for many people around the world, corporate social responsibility migrates from just a watchword to a strategic initiative for responsible institutions to demonstrate their commitment to these ideals. Together, the actions of consumers, academia, and industry can tremendously impact energy expenditures and conservation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)more...
  • 4/17/14 6:12 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: First-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Thurs., April 24, 2014, at 8 a.m. CDT. The live webcast, press release and supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.3M.com. The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
  • 4/15/14 9:38 am CDT

    Diamond Grade™ Reflective Sheeting and Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tape among innovations

    Ever since the first fully-reflective traffic sign was installed in the U.S. city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1939, 3M innovation has been making roadways around the world safer. This year, 3M is celebrating the 75th anniversary of reflective sheeting and honoring its legacy of traffic safety technology development that today includes high performance materials and comprehensive services.    Over its three-quarters of a century in the traffic safety industry, 3M has demonstratedmore...
  • 4/15/14 9:29 am CDT

    Funds benefit ATSSA and ARTBA Foundations for children of roadway workers

    3M is preparing to donate up to $20,000 to scholarship funds this year as part of its 3M Visibly Safer Work Zones Project. Now in its third year, the project supports programs of the American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (ATSSF) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA TDF) that provide scholarships for children of roadway construction workers killed or permanently disabled on the job. To date, the project has donated $more...
  • 4/10/14 7:08 am CDT

    Michael Allen ministrou workshop em que apresentou diversos cases e falou das principais tendências do mercado de comunicação visual para o setor bancário

    Na última terça-feira, dia 8 de abril, Michael Allen, especialista em Comunicação para o Setor Financeiro, ministrou um workshop sobre “Tendências Globais em Comunicação e Marcas para Bancos de Varejo”, no Hotel Hilton Morumbi, em São Paulo. O evento foi organizado pela divisão de Comunicação Visual da 3M e foi dirigido a profissionais de marketing de instituições financeiras do país. Além de Allen, o workshop também contou com a participação demore...
  • 4/9/14 7:01 am CDT

    — Integrated design reduces parking space and simplifies installation for construction and industrial applications —

    To tweet this news, click here or copy and paste this to your twitter handle, “Learn how quickly the 3M QS4 integrated splice for medium voltage cables installs. http://ctt.ec/3Vg79+

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces the Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice now available for the construction and industrial market. Introduced to the utility market in 2013, the 3M Cold Shrink QS4 splice integrates all of the layers of a shielded power cable splice into one compact joint to make installation quick and easy. Based on 3M’s field-proven QS-III Cold Shrink splice body, the new QS4 splice is specifically designed to meet IEEE standards.more...
  • 4/8/14 8:00 am CDT

    3M demonstrates two-phase immersion cooling technology to reduce water consumption and energy use, while increasing supercomputer efficiency

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the growth of the Internet of Things spikes so does the growth of data traffic in the cloud, which requires data centers to deliver more performance and storage with less energy consumption. Today, 3M is announcing the implementation of a fully functional supercomputer developed in collaboration with Intel and SGI that uses a revolutionary two-phase immersion cooling technology pioneered by 3M. In this proof-of-concept, SGI® ICE™ Xmore...