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  • 1/24/17 6:30 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results. “The fourth quarter capped a successful year for our enterprise, as we posted double-digit growth in earnings-per-share, expanded margins and delivered robust cash flow,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We also made incremental investments to accelerate growth in core platforms, while returning significant cashmore...
  • 1/19/17 12:33 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & MADRID--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Commercial Court of Barcelona, Spain, has ordered a preliminary injunction against BossAuto Innova S.A. ("BossAuto") for infringement of the Spanish portion of 3M's European patent EP 0,954,381 B2. This patent relates to 3M’s PPS™ technology that enables the efficient mixing and spraying of coatings for automotive collision repair. The court order prohibits the import and/or manufacture, export, promotion, offering,more...
  • 1/18/17 4:15 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer, on the passing of Livio D. “Desi” DeSimone, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer, on Jan. 17, 2017. “Desi was a bold leader who courageously guided 3M through the turbulent economic decade of the 1990s. During his tenure as chairman and CEO, he strengthened 3M’s portfolio through his actions including the spinoff ofmore...
  • 1/16/17 8:24 am CST
    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PELTOR™ Sport is showcasing its latest innovations, including new tactical hearing protectors, at The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show®) in Las Vegas beginning January 17. Available in early 2017, the PELTOR Sport Tactical 300 and PELTOR Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors feature new proprietary 3M SMART technology that automatically adjusts to yourmore...
  • 1/9/17 4:55 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Fourth-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 8 a.m. CST. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Inge G. Thulin, chairman, president and chief executive officermore...
  • 1/3/17 1:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has completed the sale of its safety prescription eyewear business to HOYA Vision Care, a global leader in the eyeglass lens industry. The safety prescription eyewear business provides a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses, and premium coating options in a custom-made solution. The business has annual global sales of approximately $45 million. The safety prescription eyewearmore...
  • 12/16/16 10:02 am CST
    3M is leading the way in creating an inclusive and diverse culture that empowers everyone to achieve their best. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recognized 3M’s efforts by awarding the company a 100 percent score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. This marks the 3M’s sixth consecutive perfect score. “Fostering an environment that enables both respect and success for all employees is vital to our business success,” said Marlene McGrath, senior vice president, Humanmore...
  • 12/15/16 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Science-based company 3M announced the expansion of its U.S. parental leave benefits starting January 1, 2017. These benefits now extend to both biological and adoptive parents and increases the allotted time off to 20 weeks, which includes 10 paid weeks. The expanded benefits are part of 3M’s continuing commitment to support greater work-life balance across the company. “We want our people to know that they can thrive at work and atmore...
  • 12/14/16 2:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has filed an infringement lawsuit in Düsseldorf, Germany, against Dentsply DeTrey GmbH alleging that Dentsply’s Prime&Bond Active Universal adhesive dispenser design infringes on 3M’s Registered EU Community Design for the 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal adhesive flip-top dispenser design. 3M’s design protected flip-top dispenser allows for easy one-handed opening and controlled dispensing of adhesive material used in the dentalmore...
  • 12/13/16 5:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speaking today at the company’s annual outlook meeting in New York City, 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge Thulin will outline to the financial community why 3M is well-positioned for success in 2017 and beyond. Thulin will provide an update on the company’s execution of the 3M playbook, and emphasize ongoing investments to drive efficient growth and build strength-on-strength across the enterprise. “Over the last several years wemore...