5/18/16 8:00 am CDT
Advanced materials from 3M provide lightweight, high-performance torso protection
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, has been awarded a $92.7 million
body-armor contract by Defense Logistics Agency for delivery of 177,000
pieces. The plates are designed to meet stringent performance
requirements outlined by the U.S. Department of Defense. Production and
deliveries are expected to begin in 2016.
Worn by U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, the lightweight
enhanced small arms protective inserts (ESAPI) are insertedmore...
5/18/16 8:00 am CDT
3M Science creates an enjoyable environment year round inside the stadium by permitting outdoor atmosphere without frigid temperatures
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, will become
the first sports facility in the United States with a transparent roof,
permitting outdoor light without weather restrictions. Utilizing
material from the franchise’s Official
Science Partner, 3M, the venue will be covered by high-performance
film, extruded from 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE
(ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene). The product, which lets light in, is
5/17/16 7:05 am CDT
More than 50 3M products used in U.S. Bank Stadium construction
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M’s science and technology will help propel the Minnesota Vikings
forward over the next decade. Today, two iconic brands announced the
expansion of their relationship as 3M becomes the Official Science
Partner of the Minnesota Vikings team.
“3M is a company that is synonymous with science and innovation in the
minds of millions of people around the world,” said Vikings
Owner/President Mark Wilf. “We are thrilled to work with amore...
5/13/16 2:00 pm CDT
3M bolsters presence in industrial ergonomic safety equipment
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Personal Safety Division announces that StrongArm® Technologies
ErgoSkeleton™ personal performance equipment will now be available for
purchase through 3M’s distribution channels within the United States.
StrongArm’s ErgoSkeleton line includes the V22 ErgoSkeleton™ and the FLx
ErgoSkeleton™, designed to help protect industrial workers from back
injuries, referred to by StrongArm as “Industrial Athletes.” Both
5/13/16 11:14 am CDT
First of its kind, 3M™ ScaleGard™ Blend Series of Products and recently released SGLP-CL Series of Reverse Osmosis Systems save equipment owners time and money
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it’s time to change the water filter in your local coffee shop’s
espresso machine, service technicians have traditionally relied on
estimating usage rather than having precise, exact information. That’s
about to change because 3M has created the 3M™ ScaleGard™ Blend Series
of Products, providing a solution that helps ensure a seamless operation
of expensive equipment by intelligently calculating water filter usage
to provide Recipe Qualitymore...
5/11/16 8:35 am CDT
Nationwide Campaign Partners Nexcare Brand with American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers to Inspire Donors to Give and Spread the Word About the Vital Need for Blood Donation
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. With no substitute
for human blood, those in need rely on the giving nature of invaluable
donors who help save lives every day. Nexcare Bandages, in
partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood
Centers, proudly announces the eighth annual Nexcare Give
Program to spread awareness about the importance of blood donation
and encourage people to get involved.
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...