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  • 10/13/03 8:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Global Packaging Services today announced the availability of the next version of the 3M Integrated Packaging Tool from 3M -- a centralized, Web-based integrated packaging management system for companies in the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, and consumer packaged goods industries. Version 4.0 of the application includes new features designed to enable compliance with customers, regulatory agencies and internal company policies,more...
  • 10/13/03 8:16 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M recently introduced a suite of tools and services to help its customers manage packaging-related issues more cost effectively. 3M's new Global Packaging Services group was formed in response to a fast-growing global market demand for more efficient packaging management solutions. Today, 3M is a world leader in packaged goods with more than 60,000 products sold in over 200 countries. As a result of its experience inmore...
  • 10/13/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its more than 30 years of leadership in packaging line automation, 3M has formed the 3M Automation Center of Excellence, a group within the company's Industrial Services and Solutions Division. The Automation Center of Excellence supports the growth of solutions offered through the division, as well as other parts of the company, to deliver and manage automation and automated services for their industrial customers. 3M's automationmore...
  • 10/8/03 4:47 pm CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Optical Component business and Fiberguide Industries Inc. of Stirling, N.J., have entered into a reseller agreement for Fiberguide to become an authorized OEM reseller of 3M specialty optical fiber. Fiberguide will market and sell a wide range of the 3M Power-Core line of large core multimode (MM) optical fibers, featuring 3M TECS brand hard clad silica and 3M TECS coated silica/silica fibers and high numerical aperture (NA)more...
  • 10/8/03 4:01 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Care has sponsored a new video to make it easier for health care professionals to update their procedures in light of the new hand hygiene guidelines issued recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The video, "Hand Hygiene: Cleaning Up Our Act," reviews the new CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings, hand washing methods, their benefits and indications for use. The video features themore...
  • 10/7/03 2:00 am CDT
    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Business Aviation Association, Booth #3637 -- 3M Vikuiti Polarizers for variable light transmitting windows in private business and commercial aircraft now are available in panel form allowing more options for clean cabin design and more passenger control of light. Vikuiti polarizers for variable light transmitting windows allow passengers to control light gradually as opposed to blocking it out completely in the traditional "more...
  • 9/30/03 7:36 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With several corporate initiatives gaining momentum, W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer, told investors today that 3M is poised for solid long-term growth. McNerney made the remarks at a meeting of institutional investors and financial analysts in St. Paul. "3M's growth capability has never been stronger," McNerney said. "We're pursuing multiple avenues for growth, including accelerated organicmore...
  • 9/26/03 9:01 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has announced the creation of a Corporate Research Laboratory to energize its cutting-edge science and technology development, while also aligning a portion of its existing technology center resources to drive accelerated growth in the seven market-focused businesses. 3M said there will be no direct impact on overall research and development (R&D) staffing levels or on the company's more than $1 billion annual R&D and relatedmore...
  • 9/26/03 2:00 am CDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Global, Diversified Technology Company Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include icons such as Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Dyneon and O-Cel-O. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 70,000 people usemore...
  • 9/23/03 3:50 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M will provide a company update to a group of securities analysts and portfolio managers at a meeting in St. Paul, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The live audio webcast, as well as slide materials used, will be available on 3M's Investor Relations home page at http://investor.3M.com. Times and details are as follows: Sept. 30, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central Time:W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman of the board and CEOPatrick D. Campbell,more...