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3M gets high marks for customer satisfaction across digital and multi-channel

3M has attained high marks for customer satisfaction in recognition of the company’s multi-channel engagement efforts, with particular emphasis on its digital channel programs. Among top consumer brands around the world, 3M ranked ninth overall in customer satisfaction in a recent survey conducted by ForeSee, a Michigan-based firm that measures the customer experience with top brands as determined by Interb ...

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Year-end message from Inge Thulin

Dear 3M Colleagues: As we finish up another successful year, I want to thank you all for your many contributions. I am very happy to say your great work throughout the year has made us stronger today than we were a year ago. In 2013, we accomplished much that will build our long-term success through our three key levers: active portfolio management, investing in innovation and business transformation. For o ...

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In the lab with Matt Scholz, Infection Prevention Division

Having a passion for both science and health care, Matt Scholz was excited to find he could combine the two at 3M. So, upon graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in chemical engineering in 1982, he joined the company. He’s been “in the lab” ever since and currently is a corporate scientist in the Infection Prevention Division. Among his early successes were proprietary technologies that r ...

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3M Germany earns sustainability award

The German Sustainability Award Foundation recognized 3M Germany for its exemplary resource protection. Among the 600 applicants for the 2013 German Sustainability Award, the company is one of the top three organizations in the category “Resource Efficiency.” 3M Germany was cited for setting ambitious goals to reduce its ecological footprint in the entire value chain. “3M considers the question of how to us ...

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3M affirms long-term sales and earnings growth objectives

At a meeting today with institutional investors and analysts, 3M provided an update to its five-year plan and introduced its 2014 outlook. 3M Chairman, President and CEO Inge G. Thulin discussed the strength of 3M’s business model, driven by three key strategic levers: active portfolio management, investing in innovation, and business transformation. These levers, combined with more aggressive capital deplo ...

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3M increases dividend 35 percent

The Board of Directors of 3M declared on Dec. 17 a dividend on the company’s common stock of 85.5 cents per share for the first quarter of 2014, a 35 percent increase over the quarterly dividend paid in 2013. The dividend is payable March 12, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14, 2014. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 97 years. Spark ...

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New COE in EMEA region increases competitiveness to fuel growth

A large undertaking in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in 2013 is aimed at achieving more profitable growth. It has entailed creating a new Supply Chain Center of Expertise (COE) in Bern, Switzerland, which lays the foundation for the entire region to become more competitive and improve service and value to customers. “The COE integrates all the management and strategic functions of EMEA’s ...

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Top products of 2013: Industrial Business Group

This article is one in a series about the three most significant 3M products in each business group for 2013. Learn more about the top products from Industrial. Flexible abrasives aid sanding in auto body shops To make sure vehicles turn out looking their best, auto body technicians require tools with a high degree of detail and precision. When a technician needs to sand by hand in small, hard-to-reach area ...

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Top products of 2013: Health Care Business Group

This article is one in a series about the three most significant 3M products in each business group for 2013. Learn more about the top products from Health Care. 3M™ True Definition Scanner is customized for orthodontists In mid-2013, 3M Unitek Corporation introduced the 3M™ True Definition Scanner to orthodontists. The scanner was first introduced in 2012 by the 3M ESPE Division to make digital impressions ...

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Top products of 2013: Electronics & Energy Business Group

This article is one in a series about the three most significant 3M products in each business group for 2013. Learn more about the top products from Electronics & Energy. Cable installation is simpler with integrated splice kit The 3M™ Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice Kit for medium voltage applications is a new solution for the utility market that leverages 3M’s years of experience providing high-perf ...

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Top products of 2013: Safety & Graphics Business Group

This article is one in a series about the three most significant 3M products in each business group for 2013. Learn more about the top products from Safety & Graphics. A new rugged respirator for harsh working environments One of the newest additions to 3M’s portfolio of respirators is the 3M™ Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6500 Series. It’s built tough enough to withstand long hours ...

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Top products of 2013: Consumer Business Group

This article is one in a series about the three most significant 3M products in each business group for 2013. Learn more about the top products from Consumer. Command™ brand introduces new line of outdoor products Now homeowners can bring a personal touch to outdoor spaces with the new Command™ Outdoor line. The new line of products includes clear window hooks, decorative hooks, and light clips that are equ ...

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“Most Gifted Wrapper” rises to gift-wrapping challenge

Wrapping a full-sized paddleboat with an attached canopy seems like a holiday headache, but Patricia Zapata of Kingwood, Texas, excelled at the task. Zapata was recently named the 2013 “Scotch® Brand Most Gifted Wrapper” in the annual national gift-wrapping contest sponsored by 3M. During the contest held at New York City’s Bryant Park, Zapata and seven other finalists wrapped odd-shaped gifts including a t ...

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Two 3M Automotive Aftermarket products earn top honors

From the Specialty Equipment Market Association to Popular Mechanics magazine, 3M Automotive Aftermarket products are winning industry awards. The new 3M™ Body Protection System was named a winner of the New Products Showcase Awards by SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association. Announced at the 2013 SEMA Show, the event recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or abou ...

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3M Saudi Arabia opens new Innovation Center

3M Saudi Arabia has opened a new Innovation Center at its office complex in Riyadh, a state-of-the-art facility that is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The new Innovation Center is designed to help 3M better connect with its customers, potential business partners, and research and development experts in the region. It demonstrates the company’s core technology platforms and showcases how they combine ...

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3M achieves 100 percent on Corporate Equality Index for 2014

3M has again been named a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), national organization. The HRC report, released annually, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. 3M achieved a 100 percent rating in the Corporate Equality Index based on equal employment opportunit ...

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Revitalizing the O2 program to woo top diverse global talent to support growth

The “war for talent” is intensifying for the 3M Supply Chain organization. “We know we have to step up our efforts to attract and hire top talent. As 3M continues to grow and expand globally, we need top talent on board to support growth now and in the future,” said Jerome Hamilton, vice president, Lean Six Sigma Operations and Corporate Quality. As part of that effort, the 3M Optimized Operations (O2) Prog ...

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New Customer Technical Center opens in Poland

A new hub for building customer relationships and market presence recently opened in Wroclaw, Poland. The 3M Poland Customer Technical Center (CTC) is a resource for Central and East Europe, as well as Poland. Designed around the concept of “expanding horizons,” this facility was created to engage customers with products and technologies relevant to 3M’s local markets. More than 1,000 people have already vi ...

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Executive appointments announced for two organizations

3M has announced the creation of two focused organizations that will build on the company’s strategic capabilities and accelerate its commercialization impact in the future. With this announcement, Ian F. Hardgrove has been named senior vice president, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services, and Jesse G. Singh named senior vice president, Marketing and Sales. The appointments are effective January ...

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Acquisition boosts growth potential in traffic safety markets

The acquisition of Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech) in September 2012 by the Traffic Safety and Security Systems Division came about as a result of listening to customers. “As we spent time in the field listening to commissioners and other leaders of motor vehicle agencies, we realized there was much more we could do for them,” said Dan McGurran, business director, Motor Vehicle Systems and Servic ...

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