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  • 11/12/08 8:02 am CST

    - Acquisition Broadens 3Ms Cable Marking Systems in Italy and Europe -

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grafoplast S.p.A., a manufacturer of wire identification systems for the wire and cable market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Grafoplast’s range of electrical permanent marking products complements 3M’s existing range of tape marking system products and will help us to better serve the wire and cable markets,” said Paul D. Steece, vice presidentmore...
  • 11/7/08 9:00 am CST

    Acquisition Brings 3M Closer to Microbiology Industry Customers in Norway

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has acquired Food Diagnostics AS, a provider of food diagnostics products and services for the food safety industry in Norway. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As a distributor of 3M Petrifilm Plate products in Norway, Food Diagnostics and 3M have enjoyed a working relationship for several years. “The acquisition of Food Diagnostics allows 3M to more directly serve the food processor and contractmore...
  • 10/13/08 2:00 am CDT

    Acquisition Broadens 3Ms Vehicle Registration Solutions in France

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Financière Burgienne, a provider of finished license plates under the FAAB and FABRICAUTO brands in France. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 3M invented reflective sheeting for use on vehicles and road signs and is a long-time supplier of printed, reflective license plate films to FAAB and FABRICAUTO, which distributes finished license platesmore...
  • 10/2/08 12:28 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of Meguiar’s Inc., the 100-year-old family business that manufactures the leading Meguiar’s brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meguiar’s brings its renowned products for everyone dedicated to maintaining a brilliant finish on their vehicles to 3M’s range of automotive aftermarketmore...
  • 10/1/08 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of EMFI S.A. and SAPO S.A.S. (“EMFI/SAPO”), manufacturers of polyurethane-based structural adhesives and sealants headquartered in Haguenau, France. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EMFI/SAPO’s high-performance adhesives and sealants complement 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division’s core industrial adhesives product line and provide access to the fast-more...
  • 9/23/08 10:56 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it recently acquired the business of Dedication to Detail, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of paint finishing systems including buffing and polishing pads. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of Dedication to Detail enhances 3M’s range of vehicle appearance products with the addition of patented quick release double-sided foam and wool pads sold under "The Edge" brand. Dedicationmore...
  • 9/8/08 12:00 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Meguiar’s Inc., the 100-year-old family business that manufactures the leading Meguiar’s brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meguiar’s brings its renowned products and proud history—from its beginnings providing Mirror Glaze polishes and waxes for professional use to today’smore...
  • 9/2/08 12:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of Ligacon AG, a Switzerland-based manufacturer and supplier of filtration systems and filter elements for the pharmaceutical, biotech and general industrial markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As part of 3M CUNO Filtration, Ligacon will gain access to 3M technologies and developments, which will allow improved offerings to the market and provide an excellent base formore...
  • 8/28/08 1:21 pm CDT

    Acquisition Broadens 3Ms Industrial Adhesives Portfolio

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has acquired Polyfoam Products Inc., a structural adhesives company specializing in foam adhesives for tile roofing and other adhesive products for the building industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Polyfoam’s patented professional tile roofing system provides an alternative to mechanical fastening and is setting a new standard in keeping tile roofs safe and intact, especially duringmore...
  • 8/1/08 10:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has completed its acquisition of TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik GmbH, an orthodontic technology and services company based in Bad Essen, Germany offering the novel Incognito brand system, a digital lingual orthodontic solution. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TOP will produce synergies with Lingualcare Inc., which was acquired by 3M Unitek in 2007 and sells lingual orthodontic solutions under themore...