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  • 8/27/03 11:07 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An advanced power-line cable from 3M, designed to reduce electrical transmission congestion by increasing overhead electrical power-line capacity, is undergoing advanced field testing by utilities in three states. Concurrently, it is the subject of a pilot program under way at the National Transmission Technology Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy. Themore...
  • 8/21/03 4:11 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today in litigation with its insurers over insurance coverage for breast implant claims. The court's ruling confirms insurance coverage owed to 3M by 29 insurers remaining in the case and holds that these insurers are liable up to the limits of their respective policies. This ruling essentially concludes the eight-year litigation between 3M and these insurers. Subsequent proceedings tomore...
  • 8/19/03 2:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An advanced power-line cable from 3M, designed to reduce transmission bottlenecks by increasing overhead electrical power-line capacity, is one of the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace this year, according to R&D Magazine. The product, known as the 3M Composite Conductor, is capable of transmitting two to three times more electricity than conventional power-line cables of the same diametermore...
  • 8/14/03 8:01 am CDT
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Health Information Systems Division announced today that the U.S. Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) has selected 3M to provide a comprehensive package of consulting, auditing, and training services to assess and monitor the quality of ambulatory coding at Air Force medical treatment facilities worldwide. 3M's Coding Quality Oversight program will support Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) goals to improve population health assessmentmore...
  • 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...