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  • 6/1/17 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its electronic monitoring business to an affiliate of Apax Partners, a leading global private equity advisory firm, for $200 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. 3M’s business, with annual sales of approximately $95 million, is a provider of electronic monitoring technologies, serving hundreds of correctional and law enforcement agencies around the worldmore...
  • 5/23/17 12:09 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In its continuing mission to improve every life, 3M announced today the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report. The 2017 Sustainability Report covers what the company accomplished throughout 2016 in addressing significant global challenges involving raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, as well as education and development. The report features stories of 3M products and people that combinemore...
  • 5/23/17 11:13 am CDT
    Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using leading roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four months to improve safety for drivers and to test advanced vehicle to infrastructure technologies on the connected and autonomous vehicles of the future.The I-75 Modernization project will positionmore...
  • 5/22/17 6:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For 50 years 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes has been helping clinicians listen and care for their patients. To mark this historic occasion, Littmann stethoscopes announces today the launch of 50 Years of Listening (littmann.com/50years): a collection of personal stories from medical professionals. This celebration of clinicians and their dedication will continue throughout the year. Littmann stethoscopes is asking doctors, nursesmore...
  • 5/18/17 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Army has accepted two 3M™ products to equip soldiers with hearing protection and auditory situational awareness. The 3M Personal Safety Division has received initial orders for more than 6,500 devices that include 3M™ PELTOR™ TEP-100 Tactical Earplug Kits and 3M™ PELTOR™ COMTAC™ III ACH Communications headsets, plus spare parts and accessories totaling more than $1.6 million. Deployment of these Tactical Communications and Protectivemore...
  • 5/16/17 7:05 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nationwide, approximately 36,000 blood donations are needed each day. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donations from volunteers. To raise awareness about the importance of blood donation, Nexcare Bandages, in partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, proudly announces the ninth annual Nexcare Give Program . The Nexcare Give Program, timed to the World Healthmore...
  • 5/11/17 12:54 pm CDT
    3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli O157 (including H7) has been granted First Action status through the Official Methods of AnalysisSM program by AOAC® INTERNATIONAL (AOAC 2017.01). The 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 - E. coli 0157 (including H7) was introduced in April 2016, and joins the family of the next generation molecular pathogen detection test kits using a single assay protocol, enabling batch processing of samples and improvingmore...
  • 5/10/17 9:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that it has entered into agreements to sell its tolling and automated license/number plate recognition business, which is part of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division, to Neology, Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions for tolling, electronic vehicle registration and public safety applications. Neology is a subsidiary of SMARTRAC, a portfolio company managed by One Equity Partners, a middle-market private equitymore...
  • 5/9/17 3:19 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.175 per share for the second quarter of 2017, payable June 12, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 19, 2017. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 100 years. As of March 31, 2017, 3M had 597,239,576 common shares outstanding and 80,968 shareholders of record. About 3Mmore...
  • 5/9/17 10:43 am CDT
    INDIANAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin today highlighted the company’s 2016 performance and progress in executing the 3M Playbook. Thulin addressed 3M’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Indianapolis, Ind. “In 2016 we executed the 3M Playbook and delivered a great operational performance, while making investments to prepare us for the future,” said Thulin. “We are evolving into a stronger enterprise that is wellmore...