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  • 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

    First-Quarter Highlights:

    • 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 solutions, Command™ 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 withoutmore...
  • 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...