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  • 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 products aremore...
  • 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. Themore...
  • 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...