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  • 8/4/16 10:29 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M issued the following statement today from Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer on the passing of Lewis W. Lehr, former 3M chairman and chief executive officer: “Lew Lehr was a visionary who helped build 3M into the enterprise we are today. Over a 39-year career, during which he rose from an engineer to chairman and CEO, Lew pioneered 3M’s move into the health care industry, strengthened our R&Dmore...
  • 8/2/16 8:59 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M. 3M’s patented technology enables the coloring of unshaded ceramics by color-matching dental restorations to the natural color of patients’ teeth. 3M has licensed its patents to muchmore...
  • 8/2/16 7:03 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food wastemore...
  • 7/26/16 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported second-quarter earnings of $2.08 per share, an increase of 3.0 percent versus the second quarter of 2015. Sales declined 0.3 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales declined 0.2 percent while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 1.4 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 1.5 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.9 billion and operating incomemore...
  • 7/21/16 8:35 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and collaborative problem solving, announced the grand opening of the new 3M Design Center. Integral to the company’s commitment to apply science in dynamic ways to improve lives daily, the new studio serves as a central hub to enhance creativity for the award-winning 3M Design team. “3M Design is at the forefront of creating customer-driven experiences,” saidmore...
  • 7/14/16 2:52 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: Second-quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. Jefferies Industrials Conference in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, willmore...
  • 7/14/16 11:50 am CDT
    Protecting the planet, conserving natural resources, and improving people’s lives are all part of 3M’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. In keeping with this effort, 3M™ Commercial Solutions Division is relaunching its line of Twist ‘n Fill™ chemical concentrates with bottles containing 35 percent post-consumer recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The new bottles will debut for 37 of the 39 Twist ‘n Fill chemical concentrates in the next several months.The new bottles will bemore...
  • 7/11/16 9:01 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced today that Dr. Michael G. Vale has been appointed to the position of executive vice president, Health Care Business Group, and Dr. Joaquin Delgado to the position of executive vice president, Consumer Business Group. Both leadership changes are effective immediately. These appointments are a natural outcome of 3M’s strong focus on developing leaders and its history of broad business experience and success. Withmore...
  • 7/11/16 7:03 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety today released its enhanced 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System. The system is the outcome of years of research, testing and customer feedback, all meant to provide food processors greater confidence and peace of mind. Food safety managers need rapid testing to quickly and dependably identify potential contamination in their facilities and make the high-risk decision about whether or not to startmore...
  • 7/1/16 6:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Behind every successful surgical team is a sterile processing department managing the delicate balance between ensuring that equipment is appropriately reprocessed while maintaining productivity and efficiency. Fast responses depend on fast results, and 3M is driving speed with the introduction of the new 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System – providing biological results for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in justmore...