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  • 8/14/03 2:00 am CDT
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--O-Cel-O sponge scrubbers with fun designs (a brand of the 3M Co.), internationally acclaimed fashion and product designer Cynthia Rowley, and Parsons School of Design have selected the winner of the Second Annual "Fun By Design" Scholarship contest held at Parsons School of Design this July. Intense competition broke out among the students as they competed for the coveted "Fun By Design" first prize: the chance to see their workmore...
  • 8/11/03 2:09 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one split of the company's common stock. The stock split will be in the form of a stock dividend to be distributed Sept. 29, 2003 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 22, 2003. The company's Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 66 cents per share on a presplit basis, payable Sept. 12, 2003 to shareholders ofmore...
  • 8/4/03 12:46 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether you're hitting the hiking trail, barbecuing in the back yard or camping out in the great outdoors, you'll want to protect against mosquito bites. Not only will your outdoor experiences be more pleasant without itchy red welts on your arms and legs, but it's also important to protect against possible insect-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus. With this year's first human casualty (a woman in Alabama) as a result ofmore...
  • 8/4/03 8:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most Americans still don't know about the early signs of one of the most common types of skin cancer. That's why 3M Pharmaceuticals is partnering with local medical institutions to raise awareness about actinic keratosis, or AK. Dermatologists from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, SUNY-Brooklyn, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and New York Medical College will provide free skin cancer screenings and information at the TD Waterhouse Cup tennismore...
  • 8/4/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Prince George's County, Md., patrolman accepted the 3M/International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) 15th Annual Vehicle Theft Investigation Award today for using his knowledge of component part labels to recover a stolen vehicle with counterfeit registration plates and altered vehicle identification numbers (VIN). The award is co-sponsored by 3M and IAATI and recognizes investigators for outstanding investigation efforts inmore...
  • 8/1/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M is introducing seven Command adhesive locker and decorative items to adorn, tidy up and organize teens and 'tweens' belongings both at school and at home as the latest addition to the brand's product line of self-stick hooks, clips, hangers, strips, cord bundlers and cord clips. There are hard and soft pockets; photo clips and micro hooks; a foam photo frame and mirror and a Stretch Web that works on the principal of an upholstered Frenchmore...
  • 8/1/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to kitchens, one size doesn't fit all. Kitchen designers say this truth is of increasing importance as more members of the family share kitchen chores. "We often provide cabinets and counters of varying height," says Marilyn Desmarais of Drolet Kitchen Center, Pawtucket, R.I. "But even that doesn't always make utensils and kitchen gadgets accessible to all family members," she concedes. Desmarais says the backsplash areamore...
  • 7/30/03 8:01 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most Americans still don't know about the early signs of one of the most common types of skin cancer. That's why 3M Pharmaceuticals is partnering with the University of Minnesota's Department of Dermatology to raise awareness about actinic keratosis, or AK. Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings and information at the 3M Championship, Aug. 7 through Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 3M Championship, a PGAmore...
  • 7/24/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrew J. Ouderkirk, a Corporate Scientist in 3M's Film and Light Management Technology Center, received the American Chemical Society's 2003 Industrial Innovation Award in a ceremony at the society's regional meeting in Chicago recently. Dr. Ouderkirk was cited for his role in leading the invention team for multilayer polymer optical film, a technology platform that facilitates the manipulation of light in ways not previouslymore...
  • 7/21/03 6:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE:MMM) today announced its sales and earnings results for second quarter 2003. The company reported net income of $619 million, or $1.56 per share, versus $466 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter of 2002. Excluding special items(a) in the second quarter of 2002, net income increased 14.8 percent from $539 million last year, and earnings per share increased 14.7 percent from $1.36 per share in last year's secondmore...