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  • 12/20/13 8:34 am CST

    Collaborative UK conference brings experts together in the fight for improved patient safety

    Operating room (OR) nurses, OR practitioners, infection prevention and control nurses and senior healthcare managers all found common ground at a recent meeting in London, England celebrating OneTogether: The Power of Small Actions.  The OneTogether programme is a global initiative  ignited  by 3M’s Infection Prevention Division in partnership with leading professional associations aimed at improving patient safety by reducing preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIsmore...
  • 12/19/13 12:48 pm CST

    $27.7 million awarded over the life of the contract

    3M announced today that the Georgia State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA) has awarded a $27.7 million contract to 3M Toll Services for Toll Systems Integration on the  I-75 South Express Lanes and the I-75/I-575 Northwest Corridor Express Lanes projects over a six-year period. Contract costs will be paid through toll revenue bonds backed by tolls on both roadways. The partnership with 3M will provide SRTA with the latest in innovative tolling solutions for the state’s first reversiblemore...
  • 12/18/13 12:00 pm CST

    The new facility, located in Cottage Grove, Minn., will test products ranging from safety harnesses to escape-and-rescue solutions

    3M has unveiled a state-of-the-art testing facility for its expanding portfolio of fall protection solutions, complete with a research and development tower. The testing facility is located within 3M’s Fall Protection campus in Cottage Grove, Minn. and will be fully functional by the end of 2013. The new facility, which was designed to test according to global fall protection regulatory standards, gives the 3M Research and Development team an innovative environment to collaborate, and designmore...
  • 12/17/13 7:31 am CST

    Board Approves 35 Percent Increase in First-Quarter 2014 Dividend

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a meeting with institutional investors and analysts today, 3M will provide an update to its five-year plan and introduce its 2014 outlook. 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin will discuss the strength of 3M’s business model, driven by three key strategic levers: active portfolio management, investing in innovation, and business transformation. These levers, combined with more aggressive capital deployment, will drivemore...
  • 12/17/13 7:30 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 85.5 cents per share for the first quarter of 2014, a 35 percent increase over the quarterly dividend paid in 2013. The dividend is payable March 12, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 14, 2014. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 97 years. As of November 29, 2013,more...
  • 12/17/13 7:00 am CST

    Company’s New Advanced ITO Film Delivers Excellent Optical Quality, While Addressing Capacity Manufactures Need to Meet Growing Market Demand

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Electronic Solutions Division today announced the launch of its new unpatterned indium tin oxide (ITO) film that offers an alternative source for high-quality, high-volume touch sensor films. The film can be used in touch-enabled electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, notebooks and all-in-one (AIO) computers. Specifically, the new 3M™ Advanced ITO Film can help touch panel manufacturers and integrators to achieve productionmore...
  • 12/17/13 7:00 am CST

    3M’s Highly Flexible Metal Mesh Material Enables New Design Possibilities such as Curved and Foldable Touch Screen Designs

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Touch screen manufacturers and integrators have a new choice when it comes to touch sensor film options. In an effort to help the touch industry meet the growing demand for touch functionality in electronic devices, the 3M Electronic Solutions Division today announced its new 3M™ Patterned Metal Mesh Film. This new film is targeted to increase design options and touch sensitivity for OEM’s and ODM’s, while enabling the next generation of touchmore...
  • 12/17/13 7:00 am CST

    3M to Deliver High Optical Quality Patterned Touch Sensor Films in Larger Volumes to Meet Growing Demand for Touch-Enabled Displays, Including Curved or Wrapped Bezels

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announces the launch of a new touch sensor film, 3M™ Patterned Silver Nanowire Film, that combines the expertise of two leading technology and manufacturing companies to provide the quality, unique attributes, and volume that touch screen manufacturers demand. 3M plans to ramp up its total global touch sensor film manufacturing capacity to more than 600,000 square meters per month in 2014, which includes 3M™ Patterned Silver Nanowire Touchmore...
  • 12/16/13 8:00 am CST

    Helmets with lightweight bulletproof material starting to deploy with U.S. military members

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today announced its Enhanced Combat Helmets were named as one of the “100 Best Innovations of 2013” by Popular Science magazine for making our world safer and more efficient. The Enhanced Combat Helmets, designed and manufactured by Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, provide unparalleled ballistic and fragmentation protection over today’s standard-issued helmets. The combination of advanced materials with unique 3M processingmore...
  • 12/11/13 3:15 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today the following events: 3M 2014 Outlook Meeting in New York City on Tues., Dec. 17, 2013. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST and is scheduled to adjourn at 5 p.m. EST. Fourth-Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call on Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. CST. Both events will be webcast live, and replays of each will be available on 3M’s Investormore...