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  • 5/11/16 8:35 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the giving nature of invaluable donors who help save lives every day. Nexcare Bandages, in partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, proudly announces the eighth annual Nexcare Give Program to spread awareness about the importance of blood donation and encourage people to get involved. Themore...
  • 5/10/16 3:47 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 $1.11 per share for the second quarter of 2016, payable June 12, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20, 2016. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 99 years. As of March 31, 2016, 3M had 606,514,530 common shares outstanding and 83,896 shareholders of record.more...
  • 5/10/16 2:04 pm CDT
    AUSTIN, Texas & ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin today highlighted 3M’s solid 2015 performance while focusing on the company’s execution of the 3M Playbook to deliver efficient growth. Thulin addressed 3M’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Austin, Texas. “We continue to execute well and invest in our businesses to create even greater value for our customers and our shareholders,” Thulin said. “I continue to be pleased with our team’smore...
  • 5/2/16 9:34 am CDT
    Food processing facilities need to be fastidious about the cleanliness of their operations, and 3M innovation helps contribute toward businesses’ sanitary practices.  3M™ Condensation Management Film was voted as a prestigious Gold winner of the 2016 Edison Award within the Applied Technology category for Food Manufacturing Process. 3M Condensation Management Film is adhered to surfaces in cooled food processing facilities to help reduce the labor associated with removing condensationmore...
  • 4/27/16 1:21 pm CDT
    3M Food Safety announced Wednesday that its 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella has been approved for Official Method of AnalysisSM by AOAC INTERNATIONAL (OMA method number 2016.01). The validation certifies that the test kit is equivalent or better than standard reference methods for the detection of Salmonella in a broad range of foods and food processing environmental surfaces. The Official Methods of Analysis, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s premier, internationally recognized program formore...
  • 4/26/16 6:30 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today reported first-quarter earnings of $2.05 per share, an increase of 10.8 percent versus the first quarter of 2015. Sales declined 2.2 percent year-on-year to $7.4 billion. Organic local-currency sales declined 0.8 percent while acquisitions, net of divestitures, added 1.6 percent to sales. Foreign currency translation reduced sales by 3.0 percent year-on-year. Operating income was $1.8 billion and operating incomemore...
  • 4/25/16 7:18 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To celebrate 20 years of providing damage-free organizing and decorating solutions, Command™ Brand from 3M has partnered with pop culture icon and “U Can’t Touch This” musician MC Hammer to help launch the brand’s new Do. No Harm. integrated marketing campaign. For the brand’s first celebrity partnership, Command Brand chose the one and only “Hammer” that hates nails to empower consumers to put away the toolbox and hang fearlessly withoutmore...
  • 4/19/16 12:25 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research shows that an estimated 334 million people have asthma worldwide, and 65 million people have moderate to severe COPD - a number that is expected to rise 24 percent by the year 2034 to make COPD the world’s third leading cause of death.(1,2,3) As cases increase, driven by the aging population, hospitals and care providers continue to see low levels of adherence and poor and inconsistent competence using current treatment devices. Thismore...
  • 4/18/16 7:04 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Food Safety announced today the availability of software enhancements to its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader, a popular peripheral device that serves as an automated alternative to the more time-consuming task of manually counting and documenting colonies of bacteria on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates indicator tests. The new 3M Petrifilm Plate Reader software version 4.0 now automates the imaging, interpretation and data mapping of the 3M™ Petrifilm™more...
  • 4/13/16 7:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global demand for commercially sterile beverages is growing more than 9 percent annually, according to a market research report by Reportlinker, fueled by supply chain cost benefits and consumer demand for more convenient beverages that retain both flavor and nutrients. With the growing trends around these beverages, 3M announced today the launch of the 3M™ Microbial Luminescence System UHT Beverage Screen Kit, a new rapid test for Ultra Highmore...