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  • 2/4/14 1:59 pm CST

    3M 360 Encompass System is top performer in new Computer-Assisted Coding Software segment

    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems was recognized as the “Category Leader” in two coding software categories in the "2013 Best in KLAS 2: Software & Services” report, published by KLAS Research.1 The 3M 360 Encompass System, which integrates and automates coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes, received the highest marks in the new Computer-Assisted Coding software category. 3M Codefinder Software ranked first in themore...
  • 2/4/14 9:45 am CST

    Group will study energy efficiency technologies and solutions for the Chinese market

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces it has been selected as a partner in the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Building Energy Efficiency consortium. The CERC, established in 2009 by President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao, is intended to facilitate joint research and development on clean energy technology by teams of scientists and engineers from the U.S. and China. As part of the Building Energy Efficiency consortium, 3M will participate inmore...
  • 1/31/14 6:20 pm CST

    Chilean Company Develops Technology to Increase Copper Recuperation

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, through its New Ventures Business, has invested in Lixivia, a Chilean company that 3M has been working with on an engineering process to increase recuperation of copper sulfurate above levels reached through standard industry applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We believe that Lixivia’s innovative technology addresses core issues of mining companies today,” said Stefan Gabriel, president, 3M Newmore...
  • 1/30/14 6:30 am CST

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • Earnings of $1.62 per share, up 14.9 percent
    • Sales of $7.6 billion, up 2.4 percent
    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 3.4 percent
    • Operating income margins of 20.9 percent, up 1.4 percent year-on-year
    • Free cash flow conversion of 131 percent
    • Returned $2.1 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.62 per share, an increase of 14.9 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales grew 2.4 percent year-on-year to $7.6 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 3.4 percent, acquisitions added 0.7 percent to sales and currency impacts reduced sales by 1.7 percent year-on-year. Sales and per-share earnings were the highest of any fourth quarter in 3M’s history.more...
  • 1/27/14 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System (Cat #2094). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer. The comfort layer has beenmore...
  • 1/27/14 8:00 am CST
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hospital organizations and physician practices can speed ICD-10 code conversion of electronic health record (EHR) systems with the latest release of the 3M Code Translation Tool (CTT). The enhanced ICD-10 code translation technology from 3M Health Information Systems can now be used to convert ICD-9-based custom problem lists into ICD-10 coded problem lists for import back into the EHR system. The new feature transforms time-consuming, manualmore...
  • 1/24/14 5:23 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced the following investor events: Fourth-quarter 2013 earnings conference call on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 8 a.m. CST. The live webcast, press release and supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor Relations website at The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
  • 1/22/14 12:46 pm CST

    Canadian libraries gain access to thousands of eBook titles

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems announces the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the service. 3M Library Systems will discuss the upcoming expansion at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January 24-28 in Philadelphia, Pa. Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer interfacemore...
  • 1/22/14 9:00 am CST

    New Loose-Fill Insulation Innovation from 3M Mimics Natural Down

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today the launch of 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation, a new loose fill insulation alternative to natural down. This loose fill alternative is a first for the brand that has been trusted to keep people warm for more than 30 years. 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation was designed to closely mimic the look and performance of natural down with two times the loft when wet and without the allergens. The fill is asmore...
  • 1/13/14 7:30 am CST

    3M Aberdeen Plant Named among IndustryWeek’s 2013 Best Plants

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IndustryWeek has announced that 3M Aberdeen (Aberdeen, S.D.) has been chosen as one of their “Best Plants of 2013” – an annual salute to North American manufacturing excellence, now in its’ 24th year. IndustryWeek’s “Best Plants” competition recognizes facilities that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness enhance satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. “3M is committed to themore...