3M St Paul Monument

(St Paul, MN) — March 13th, 2023 — The Ethisphere Institute has recognized 3M for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the 10th straight year. 3M is one of only nine industrial companies worldwide to be honored this year. “At 3M, we are committed to doing things with unwavering integrity,” said Michael Duran, 3M senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. “It is our commitment

3M New Medical Adhesive

(St Paul, MN) — March 13th, 2023 — 3M has unveiled its new medical adhesive that can stick to the skin for up to 28 days and is intended for use with a wide array of health monitors, sensors, and long-term medical wearables. Prior to 2022, the standard wear time for extended medical adhesives was up to 14 days. 3M now doubles that standard to help deliver a more patient-centric model of care.

3M Shrank VR Headsets

(St Paul, MN) — February 14th, 2023 —  “It looks like a shoe box on your face.” That’s how one 3M employee described the first VR headsets on the market more than a decade ago. Those early units had a reputation for being bulky. “It was the biggest problem in the industry,” said Susan Kent, R&D lab director at 3M. That is, until headset makers asked 3M for help. The

"Skilled" Docuseries From 3M

Global research shows nine in 10 agree more people should enter the trades; 3M commits to advocacy and education to expand the talent pipeline (St Paul, MN) — PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22, 2023  — 3M (NYSE: MMM) is premiering a new documentary film today, “Skilled,” to celebrate the skilled trades and break down stereotypes that may prevent people from pursuing these vital careers. “Skilled” features four trade workers—a plumber, fall protection specialist, welder, and film gaffer—at

3M Discovery Education Grants

(St Paul, MN and Charlotte, NC)  — Jan. 19, 2023 — 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) are announcing the launch of the Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network and Alumni Grants Program. The effort will support past participants and the future science leaders as part of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for a mentorship with a 3M scientist,

3M Increasing Equity STEMM

(St Paul, MN) — January 10th, 2023 —  3M is taking part in a nation-wide effort to help eliminate systemic barriers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). The coordination is being led by the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The historic collaboration includes over 90 organizations across multiple sectors and combines more than $1.2 billion in

Search Begins for 2023 America's Top Young Scientist

3M and Discovery Education open submissions to the 2023 Young Scientist Challenge (St Paul, MN  and Charlotte, N.C.) — Dec. 8, 2022   — 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) are excited to announce the 2023 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist) is now open to entries. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the chance to earn

Post-it® App for Microsoft Teams

(Minnesota) — Nov 2nd, 2022 — The shift to hybrid work just became easier. Thanks to a recent co-innovation between 3M and Microsoft, the new Post-it® App for Microsoft Teams allows users to generate and organize ideas with the power of a digital whiteboard tool. With many great ideas starting as thoughts written on a Post-it® Note, the Post-it® App for Teams takes it one-step further, bridging the gap between

Alex Wiesner Cottage Grove

(Cottage Grove, MN) — Sept 20, 2022 — Growing up, Alex Wiesner didn’t imagine he’d become a firefighter. However, through hard work and a commitment to serving his community, he did just that – and was recognized by the city of Cottage Grove as their 2021 Firefighter of the Year. Alex started his career as a muti-craft mechanic on the plant engineering maintenance team when he joined the 3M Cottage

3M New Ulm

  (New Ulm, MN) — Aug 31, 2022  —  3M’s New Ulm plant opened in 1962 when the company purchased a vacant 33,000 square foot building sitting on 60 acres of property in the southern Minnesota town. The first production line on site made electrical connectors, connectors for telephone lines, and electrical splicing kits. Over the years, 3M has constructed several additions in New Ulm to add new manufacturing capabilities

Como Park Zoo Penguins

(St Paul, MN) — July 22, 2022 — Como Park Zoo features a fan-favorite penguin exhibit with nine African Penguins. Zoo goers delight in seeing the penguins launch into the water and waddle around their enclosure in Saint Paul, Minnesota. But there is a health risk facing these penguins. It’s an oddly named condition called bumblefoot. No, bumble bees don’t have a vendetta against penguins, but abrasive surfaces do. Bumblefoot

3M St Paul Monument

3M acquires LeanTec technology, advancing inventory management and digital solutions for auto body shops Technology advances ‘connected bodyshop’ and provides shop owners and managers more access to data for enhanced productivity. (St. Paul, MN)  — April 25, 2022  — 3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced that it has acquired the technology assets of LeanTec, a provider of digital inventory management solutions for the automotive aftermarket segment in the United States and


(St Paul, MN) — April 15, 2022  — 3M’s Safety and Industrial Business Group and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) have announced the winners for the Skilled Trades – 3M Transformational Scholarship for students with a focus in skilled trades. This scholarship will allow schools to help students from diverse backgrounds pursue their dreams in skilled trades while also bridging the gaps of inequality in our communities. 3M

3M Future of Manufacturing Cottage Grove,

(St Paul, MN) — Apr 1, 2022 —  3M is investing $165 million to improve water quality and reduce water use at its manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The investment follows an August 2021 announcement of a company wide collaborative effort to partner with Clean Harbors for waste management, which eliminated the need for 3M’s incinerator to process waste in Cottage Grove. The company has since fully transitioned its

Classic Post-it Notes

The art of ideation and color come together with newly released Post-it Note collections in partnership with Pantone Color Institute (St. Paul, MN) —  April 5, 2022  — For over 40 years, Post-it® Brand, the creator of the original Post-it Note, has served as a canvas to help bring ideas to life. This year, the classic Post-it Notes you know and love are getting a colorful refresh thanks to a

3M St Paul Monument

(St Paul, MN) — March 15, 2022  — The Ethisphere Institute today recognized 3M for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the ninth straight year. 3M is one of only seven industrial companies worldwide to be honored this year. “For the past 120 years, 3M has built its reputation on doing things ethically,” said Michael Duran, 3M senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. “Our