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  • 12/16/14 5:01 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.025 per share for the first quarter of 2015, a 20 percent increase over the quarterly dividend paid in 2014. The dividend is payable Mar. 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 13, 2015. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 98 years. As of Nov. 28, 2014, 3M had 636,040,007more...
  • 12/16/14 5:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This morning, 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin will speak to investors and analysts at the 2015 outlook meeting in New York City. Thulin will emphasize that the company is well-positioned for long-term success. The company is on track to deliver its long-term financial targets, organic growth remains strong, and productivity is improving margins in 2014 and 2015. Three key strategic levers continue to drive the companymore...
  • 12/15/14 7:30 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has signed an agreement with Desco Industries, Inc. (Desco) for Desco to purchase the assets of 3M’s global Static Control business. 3M's Static Control business is a provider of products and solutions that help prevent, detect, and protect against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) events. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015 after the successful completion of Desco’s financing and ismore...
  • 12/15/14 7:08 am CST
    CHICAGO & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced that it has signed an agreement with Desco Industries, Inc. (Desco) for Desco to purchase the assets of 3M’s global Static Control business. 3M's Static Control business is a provider of products and solutions that help prevent, detect, and protect against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) events. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015 after the successful completion of Desco’s financing and ismore...
  • 12/10/14 5:04 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Second bullet should read: Fourth-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at 8 a.m. CST (instead of Fourth-quarter 2014 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 8 a.m. CST). The corrected release reads: 3M ANNOUNCES UPCOMING INVESTOR EVENTS 3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today the following investor events: 3M 2015 Outlook Meeting in New York City on Tuesday,more...
  • 12/10/14 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations. As a result of the settlement, Whitepeaks Dental Solutions will license this patented technology from 3M. 3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
  • 12/3/14 12:22 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems has unveiled the latest addition to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Supported by the newly updated 3M Cloud Library patron app—with 500,000 downloads and counting—the eAudiobook collection currently includes 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, with content from every major publisher in the audiobook space. “We’re very pleased to be able to offer both eBook and eAudiobook titlesmore...
  • 12/2/14 9:00 am CST
    Kids are often reminded it is what’s on the inside that counts. But for a group of middle school students from Connecticut, they’re also learning what’s outside is also fascinating.Meriden Public Schools is turning its playground into a science lab thanks to a 3M Eco Grant given to the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury. The center will develop a series of outdoor classes which will allow kids to become inquisitive scientists and use ecosystems as the coursework. “Thesemore...
  • 11/20/14 12:08 pm CST
    3M announced today an agreement with Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc., (AMS) to market the company’s SCRAM Remote Breath alcohol testing device. Featuring automated facial recognition and GPS location tracking, the handheld device provides corrections and law enforcement officers overseeing alcohol monitoring programs with a portable, wireless breath alcohol testing option. “Our corrections and law enforcement customers were asking for a portable breath alcohol testing solution from 3M,”more...
  • 11/20/14 9:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL , Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Paul A. Keel has been appointed senior vice president, Supply Chain, effective immediately. He replaces Christopher D. Holmes who will retire. Keel is currently managing director, 3M United Kingdom-Ireland Region. “Paul is an accomplished leader whose strategic thinking skills, international experience and demonstrated record of success make him uniquely qualified for this role,” said Inge Thulin, 3M Chairmanmore...