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  • 1/30/14 6:30 am CST

    Fourth-Quarter Highlights:

    • Earnings of $1.62 per share, up 14.9 percent
    • Sales of $7.6 billion, up 2.4 percent
    • Organic local-currency sales growth of 3.4 percent
    • Operating income margins of 20.9 percent, up 1.4 percent year-on-year
    • Free cash flow conversion of 131 percent
    • Returned $2.1 billion to shareholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.62 per share, an increase of 14.9 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales grew 2.4 percent year-on-year to $7.6 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 3.4 percent, acquisitions added 0.7 percent to sales and currency impacts reduced sales by 1.7 percent year-on-year. Sales and per-share earnings were the highest of any fourth quarter in 3M’s history.more...
  • 1/27/14 8:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System (Cat #2094). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls – a comfort layer and compression layer. The comfort layer has beenmore...
  • 1/27/14 8:00 am CST
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hospital organizations and physician practices can speed ICD-10 code conversion of electronic health record (EHR) systems with the latest release of the 3M Code Translation Tool (CTT). The enhanced ICD-10 code translation technology from 3M Health Information Systems can now be used to convert ICD-9-based custom problem lists into ICD-10 coded problem lists for import back into the EHR system. The new feature transforms time-consuming, manualmore...
  • 1/24/14 5:23 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced the following investor events: Fourth-quarter 2013 earnings conference call on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 8 a.m. CST. The live webcast, press release and supporting slide presentation will be available on 3M’s Investor Relations website at The earnings call may also be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.Smore...
  • 1/22/14 12:46 pm CST

    Canadian libraries gain access to thousands of eBook titles

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems announces the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the service. 3M Library Systems will discuss the upcoming expansion at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January 24-28 in Philadelphia, Pa. Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer interfacemore...
  • 1/22/14 9:00 am CST

    New Loose-Fill Insulation Innovation from 3M Mimics Natural Down

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today the launch of 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation, a new loose fill insulation alternative to natural down. This loose fill alternative is a first for the brand that has been trusted to keep people warm for more than 30 years. 3M Thinsulate Featherless Insulation was designed to closely mimic the look and performance of natural down with two times the loft when wet and without the allergens. The fill is asmore...
  • 1/14/14 8:58 am CST
    Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) and 3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced that the 3M True Definition scanner has been qualified for use with the Invisalign case submission, which requires an intraoral scanner that can readily capture an accurate full arch digital impression. This qualification will now enable Invisalign providers with a True Definition scanner to submit a digital impression in place of a traditional PVS impression as part of the Invisalign case submission process.  The 3Mmore...
  • 1/13/14 7:30 am CST

    3M Aberdeen Plant Named among IndustryWeek’s 2013 Best Plants

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IndustryWeek has announced that 3M Aberdeen (Aberdeen, S.D.) has been chosen as one of their “Best Plants of 2013” – an annual salute to North American manufacturing excellence, now in its’ 24th year. IndustryWeek’s “Best Plants” competition recognizes facilities that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness enhance satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. “3M is committed to themore...
  • 1/7/14 9:00 am CST

    Certification validates accelerated detection process for yeast and mold

    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today that its new 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received certification (#121301) from the AOAC Research Institute’s Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) Program. The 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Plate was first introduced in September 2013 as an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods. Themore...
  • 1/6/14 5:08 pm CST
    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Electronics is exhibiting some of the company’s industry-leading solutions for the consumer electronics industry during the 2014 International CES, taking place Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. CES attendees are also invited to get a free 3M Privacy Screen Protector applied to their iPhone® 4S or iPhone® 5 Tuesday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to noon (PST) while learning more about the 3M technologies below at booth number 30459.more...