• 3M forecasts adjusted profit up 10-14 percent in 2011
    3M Co., which makes everything from Post-Its and Scotch Tape to respirators and computer monitor arms, said Tuesday it expects adjusted earnings to grow 10 to 14 percent next year over its predicted profit for 2010.December 7, 2010
  • 3M buying Eden Prairie medical products firm for $810M
    3M says it will buy Arizant, an Eden Prairie firm that makes blankets, gowns and other products to keep surgical patients warm, for $810 million.September 9, 2010
  • New acquisitions increase 3M's share in security market
    3M, the maker of products like Post-it Notes and sandpaper today took a big step into the business of people-watching. The Minnesota-based company is buying an Israeli company that makes tools for electronic tracking, monitoring and identification.August 31, 2010
  • 3M to acquire Cogent for about $933 million
    Maplewood-based 3M expects to pay nearly $1 billion for Cogent Inc., a California maker of automated systems that read fingerand palm prints.August 30, 2010
  • 3M is bringing back the 'magic'
    3M reports its first quarter profits next week. These days, a growing portion of the industrial giant's sales are coming from new products. It's a payoff from the company's steady investment of more than $1 billion annually in research and development.April 23, 2010
  • 3M donates royalty-paying patents to U of Minn.
    Maplewood-based 3M Corp. has donated some royalty-paying patents to the University of Minnesota's law school and Office for Technology Commercialization.February 17, 2010
  • MPCA approves cleanup plan for Cottage Grove site
    The state has approved a final cleanup plan for a disposal site in Cottage Grove contaminated by chemicals formerly manufactured by 3M Co.September 3, 2009
  • 3M begins cleanup of PFCs at former landfill
    Next week, excavators will start digging into a former landfill in Woodbury and removing soil contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals.August 27, 2009
  • 3M says it cut 1,000 jobs worldwide
    Maplewood-based 3M announced on Monday it eliminated 1,000 jobs from its worldwide workforce in the second quarter of the year.June 30, 2009
  • 3M offers buyouts to 3,600 US employees
    3M Co. is offering early retirement packages to 3,600 employees in the U.S. as the maker of Post-it Notes and Scotch tape tries to cut costs amid the economic downturn.April 9, 2009
  • 3M cuts 1,200 jobs worldwide
    Maplewood-based 3M says today that it has cut 1,200 jobs from its worldwide workforce in the first quarter of the year. A spokeswoman says less than half the cuts are in the U.S., and several hundred of those jobs are in Minnesota, where 3M employs 15,000 workers.March 31, 2009
  • 3M CEO George Buckley on doing business in Minnesota
    3M is the only Minnesota company among the Dow 30 industrials, and is one of the state's largest corporate employers. The company's CEO George Buckley discusses the economy, the Minnesota business climate and trends in manufacturing and business.Midday, March 30, 2009
  • Judge rejects health claims in 3M lawsuit
    A judge decided there is no proof anyone has been hurt by tiny amounts of 3M-manufactured perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, in drinking water.December 19, 2008
  • 3M layoffs include 400 jobs in Twin Cities
    Maplewood-based 3M says layoffs announced recently will include about 400 Twin Cities jobs as the weakening global economy cuts into profits.December 8, 2008
  • 3M cutting 1,800 jobs in 4th quarter
    3M Co. says it's cutting 1,800 jobs in the fourth quarter, and ordering some workers to take vacation or unpaid time off for the last two months of the year.December 5, 2008

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