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  • 5/7/14 7:58 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M reached an innovation milestone today with the issuance of 52 patents, moving the company’s total number of patents past the 100,000 mark. “We celebrate this important milestone, and honor all of the scientists whose inventions have contributed to the success of 3M and the products it brings to companies, homes, and people,” said Fred Palensky, 3M executive vice president and chief technology officer. “Our unwaveringmore...
  • 5/7/14 3:22 pm CDT


    SafePlace received $15,000 to support the Expect Respect program which engages youth, parents, schools and communities in building healthy teen relationships and preventing dating abuse.A grant of $10,000 to Girl Scouts of Central Texas will fund community-based programming, making scouting available to high-needs girls in our community.Huston-Tillotson University will use $10,000 to help fund the Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  The nationally recognized program,more...
  • 5/7/14 11:44 am CDT

    Companies to bring together best-in-class solutions for natural gas transportation fuel systems

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M and Rush Enterprises today announce an agreement to pursue the design, manufacture and installation of a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks and fuel systems for use in Class 6-8 vehicles in North America. The Agreement allows for 3M to supply tanks with proprietary technology, and for Rush Enterprises to provide enhanced fuel systems, distribution and service support. “We believe the lack of a holistic approach to fuelmore...
  • 5/5/14 7:07 am CDT

    Scotch-Brite Calls on Dads and Kids to Give Mom What She Really Wants This Mother’s Day

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--French toast and freshly squeezed orange juice is sweet, but a clean home is what moms really dream about for Mother’s Day. According to a recent survey1, seventy-five percent (75%) of moms would prefer a clean home on Mother’s Day to being served breakfast in bed. In addition, sixty percent (60%) of moms would most prefer a clean house over other gift options like candy, flowers and a card. Scotch-Brite™ understands that a clean home feels goodmore...
  • 5/1/14 9:00 am CDT

    3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express System and 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid recognized as top innovations

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the innovation company that never stops inventing, today announced that two of its recent technologies have been honored by the prestigious Edison Awards, a global competition for honoring exceptional creativity and ingenuity. At the black-tie award gala last night in San Francisco, the company’s 3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express System received a silver Edison Award in the Science/Medical area’s “Detection” category while the Two-Phasemore...
  • 4/30/14 10:55 am CDT

    New protection product helps workers see their device screens more clearly in high-glare lighting environments

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From under the harsh florescent lights found in office buildings to the bright, natural rays coming through the window of a coffee shop, today’s workforce is constantly viewing information on their computer screens in less than optimal lighting situations. This, coupled with a rise in devices with glossy displays being released by computer manufacturers, has forced employees to close the blinds, change their computer’s angle or even move themore...
  • 4/24/14 6:30 am CDT

    First-Quarter Highlights:

    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 4.6 percent
    • Operating income margins of 21.9 percent, up 0.3 percentage points year-on-year
    • Earnings of $1.79 per share, up 11.2 percent
    • Returned $2.3 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    • Increased first-quarter per-share dividend by 35 percent
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $1.79 per share, an increase of 11.2 percent versus the first quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.6 percent year-on-year to $7.8 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 4.6 percent while currency impacts reduced sales by 2.0 percent year-on-year. First-quarter operating income was $1.7 billion, operating income margins were 21.9 percent and net income was $1.2 billion. The companymore...
  • 4/23/14 2:08 pm CDT

    Lock three times stronger than Velcro® Industrial Strength Fasteners*

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a study conducted by Houzz & Home1, more than half of homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects, with 42 percent motivated to improve storage, organization and efficiency. As a growing number of homeowners take on do-it-yourself projects, Scotch Brand is launching new Scotch Extreme Fasteners, tested and proven to lock three times stronger than Velcro® Industrial Strength Fasteners*. Designed tomore...
  • 4/22/14 9:00 am CDT

    Technology advancements include complete solventless manufacturing process, layflat liners and air-release constructions

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a 30-year history as a reliable workhorse for converters and OEMs, 3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP is about to get even better. Enhancements to the product’s liner technology are raising the standard of performance for its adhesive family, used in bonding to metal and high surface energy plastics (higher than 37 dynes/cm), with improvements in both sustainability and liner technology. With applications ranging from ATMs, vehiclemore...
  • 4/22/14 7:50 am CDT

    Company marks Earth Day with record-setting recognition from EPA

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As environmental concerns and energy efficiency become increasingly top of mind for many people around the world, corporate social responsibility migrates from just a watchword to a strategic initiative for responsible institutions to demonstrate their commitment to these ideals. Together, the actions of consumers, academia, and industry can tremendously impact energy expenditures and conservation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)more...