3M Co.    

SWX Swiss: MMM


3M Ctr.

Saint Paul, MN 55144-1000

United States

(888) 364-3577

Company description

3M Company was incorporated in 1929 in Delaware to continue operations begun in 1902 under the name Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Chicago Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Minnesota, 3M develops and manufactures products for a wide variety of industries. 3M has six operating business segments: industrial and transportation, health care, display and graphics, consumer and office, safety, security and protection services and electro and communications. The company has 157 sales offices worldwide, with nine in the United States and 148 internationally. Its products are sold through numerous wholesale companies and retail stores. Major 3M brands include Post-It Notes, Scotch Tape, Thinsulate and the family of Scotch-Brite cleaning products. The company also provides numerous products to the medical industry, including medical tapes and dressings, transdermal skin patches, professional tooth whiteners and orthodontic appliances.

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News and information about 3M Co.

$5B Case over PFCs, 3m's Actions Goes to Trial
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA); February 20, 2018; 700+ words
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company...
State's Top Federal Judge Hopes Nominees Will Be OK'd; Tunheim Wants Bench Returned to Full Strength for First Time since 2016
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 15, 2018; 683 words
...country. Minnesota continues to see an influx of new filings in multidistrict litigation cases, such the lawsuit against 3M Co. over its Bair Hugger warming blankets or the National Hockey League concussion litigation. And after a precipitous decline...
3M Recalls Some Bair Hugger Underbody Surgery Blankets; Firm Says Design Can Cause Airflow Blockage and Prevent Proper Warming
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 14, 2018; 653 words
Byline: JOE CARLSON; STAFF WRITER Maplewood manufacturer 3M Co. has recalled 33,000 cases of its Bair Hugger underbody warming blankets because of a design problem that may prevent the blankets...
District, Teachers Were Once a Team
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 11, 2018; 700+ words
...Financial Group and U.S. Bancorp. According to one analysis prepared by the union, of the big companies nearby, only 3M Co. seemed to be a consistent supporter. The teachers' union also pointed out that some of these other companies seemed...
For 3M, Chemical Legacy Is on Trial; Minnesota Case Is One of Dozens That Loom over the Maplewood-Based Firm
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 11, 2018; 700+ words
...nine jurors and battalions of attorneys will finally meet in a titanic legal clash between the state of Minnesota and the 3M Co. over a 100-square-mile plume of polluted groundwater in Washington County. The lawsuit turns on Minnesota's assertion...
3M Granted Delay in Pollution Trial; A Health Department Report Found No Ill Effects Linked to Water Contamination
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 10, 2018; 570 words
Byline: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY; STAFF WRITER A trial over groundwater contamination by the 3M Co. in Washington County will be delayed for one week at the company's request, a judge ruled Friday afternoon. The proceedings...
No 3M-Related Cancer Clusters Found; Findings Set Up a Conflict between Minnesota Health Dept. and AG's Office
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN); February 8, 2018; 700+ words
...premature births or low-birthweight babies in parts of Washington County where groundwater was contaminated years ago by a 3M Co. chemical. The review, prompted by residents' concerns, flatly contradicts the conclusions of an expert hired by state...
US Fed News Service, Including US State News; February 7, 2018; 272 words
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- 3m Co. (MMM), St Paul, Minn., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing

322222 - Coated and Laminated Paper Manufacturing

325411 - Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing

325520 - Adhesive Manufacturing

327999 - All Other Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

333314 - Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing

334510 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing

334613 - Magnetic and Optical Recording Media Manufacturing

551112 - Offices of Other Holding Companies


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 3841 - Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus industry report

2672 - Coated and Laminated Paper, NEC industry report

2833 - Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products industry report

2891 - Adhesives and Sealants industry report

3299 - Nonmetallic Mineral Products, NEC industry report

3695 - Magnetic and Optical Recording Media industry report

3827 - Optical Instruments and Lenses industry report

3845 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus industry report

6719 - Offices of Holding Companies, NEC industry report