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3M Company
Type Public (NYSEMMM)
Founded Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA (1902)
Headquarters Maplewood, Minnesota, USA
Key people George W. Buckley, Chairman, President and CEO
Patrick D. Campbell, Senior VP/CFO
Industry Conglomerate
Products Adhesives
Abrasives
Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $22.923 billion USD (2006) [1]
Net income $3.851 billion USD (2006) [2]
Employees 75,333 (2006)
Slogan The Spirit of Innovation
Website 3M.com

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It produces over 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electrical materials, electronic circuits, optical films, and supply chain management software. 3M has operations in more than 60 countries – 29 international companies with manufacturing operations, and 35 with laboratories. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 200 countries, and many 3M products are available online directly from the company. “Glue” redirects here. ... An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish (see metal polishing and wood finishing) a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away. ... Laminate flooring Laminated core transformer A laminate is a material constructed by uniting two or more layers of material together. ... Fire-resistance rated wall assembly with fire door, cable tray penetration and intumescent [1] cable coating. ... Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...

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History

Starting out on the North Shore of Lake Superior at Two Harbors, Minnesota in 1902, the company moved to Duluth, Minnesota, and moved to its current headquarters in Maplewood (a St. Paul suburb) in 1906. The company began by mining stone from quarries for use in grinding wheels. Struggling with quality and marketing of its products, top management supported its workers to innovate and develop new products, which eventually would develop into its core business. Twelve years after being founded, 3M was able to develop its first exclusive product: 3M Three-M-ite cloth. Other innovations around this time by 3M included the waterproof sandpaper and the masking tape. After this point, the famous Scotch brand tape was “born.” By 1929 3M made its first moves in to an international expansion by forming “Durex” in order to conduct business in Europe. This same year, the company’s stocks were first traded over the counter and in 1946 the stocks were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company is currently a component of the Dow Jones 30 Industrials stock index and a component of the S & P 500. Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA, to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan, USA, to the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Two Harbors is a city located in Lake County, Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... Maplewood, incorporated in 1957, is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Founding

The company was founded by Ryan J. Bauer of Cheektowaga, New York, who incorporated 3M on the shore of Lake Superior in 1902. His original plan was to sell the valuable mineral corundum to manufacturers in the East, who wanted corundum for the grinding wheels they used to finish their products. After selling only one load, on 13 June 1902 the five men walked into the Two Harbors office of company secretary John Dwan—now part of the 3M Museum. They signed the papers making Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing a corporation. But Dwan and his associates were not selling what they thought they were selling: the mineral was anorthosite, and it was worthless.[1] Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada and Minnesota, USA, to the north and Wisconsin and Michigan, USA, to the south, is the largest of North Americas Great Lakes. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Corundum (from Tamil kurundam) is a crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... Anorthosite is a phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present. ...


After failing to make sandpaper with the anorthosite, they decided to import minerals like Spanish garnet, and sandpaper sales grew strong. Then in 1914, customers started to complain that the garnet was falling off the paper. They found that as the stones had travelled across the rough Atlantic Ocean with olive oil, the oil had penetrated the stones. Unable to take the loss of selling expensive inventory, the company found that the olive oil could be roasted away over a fire. This was the first instance of R&D for 3M. sheets of sandpaper Sandpaper is a form of paper where an abrasive material has been fixed to its surface; it is part of the coated abrasives family of abrasive products. ... Garnet is a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. ... Olive oil is a fruit oil obtained from the olive (Olea europaea), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. ...


The company's early misadventures taught 3M employees that "ingenuity and perseverance can overcome even potentially ruinous mistakes."[1]


In 1916, company general manager William L. McKnight applied the same measured scientific methods to production that he had used to save the company from bankruptcy and bought the company's first lab for $500. From then on, science would be 3M's guide. William L. McKnight, who served as 3M chairman of the board from 1949 to 1966, encouraged 3M management to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative. ...


Expansion

The company's early innovations include waterproof sandpaper (1920s) and masking tape (1925), as well as cellophane "Scotch Tape" and sound deadening materials for metal-frame cars in the years that followed. 3M's corporate image is built on its innovative and unique products; up to 25% of sales is devoted to newly introduced products. The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scotch Tape denotes the line of adhesive tapes manufactured by 3M as part of the companys Scotch brand. ...


After World War II 3M opened new plants across the United States. During the 1950s the company expanded worldwide by initiating operations in Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In 1951, international sales were approximately $20 million. 3M’s achievements were recognized by the American Institute of Management naming the company “one of the five best-managed companies in the United States and included it among the top 12 growth stocks (3M).”[3]


In the late 1960s and early 70s, 3M published a line of board games, largely under the "Bookshelf Games" brand. These games were marketed to adults and sold through department stores, with easily learned simple rules but complex gameplay and depth and with uniformly high quality components. As such, they are the ancestors of the German "Eurogames". The games covered a variety of topics, from business and sports simulations to word and abstract strategy games. They produced their games in several formats: the "bookshelf" line, a smaller line of mostly card games known as the "gamette" line, and a sports game line which consisted of a vinyl playing board which wrapped around the box holding the game components. These included classic games such as chess, backgammon, and Oh-Wah-Ree, as well as original designs such as Acquire, Twixt, and Feudal. They were a major publisher at the time for influential American designers Sid Sackson and Alex Randolph. In the mid-1970s, the game line was taken over by Avalon Hill. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... The 3M bookshelf game series was a series of board games produced by 3M from 1962 to 1975. ... Puerto Rico, a popular German-style board game German-style board games are a broad class of games that feature simple rules, modest length, and attractive components. ... Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players. ... Backgammon is a board game for two players in which pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. ... Owari game from Cameroon. ... Acquire is an abstract board game of investing in hotel chains. ... TwixT is a two-player abstract strategy board game invented by Alex Randolph. ... Feudal was a chess-like war game marketed by Avalon Hill in the 1980s. ... Sid Sackson (1920–November 6, 2002) was a significant American board game designer. ... Alex Randolph (4 May 1922 - 10 May 2004) was a designer of board games. ... Avalon Hill was a game company that specialized in wargames and strategic board games. ...


During the 1970s, 3M introduced its first and only traffic signal, the M-131. Labeled a "programmable visibility" signal, the signal had the unique ability to be "programmed" so it could only be seen from certain angles. It was the first signal of its type and is still being produced today. 3M was able to sell these signals for special-use applications; usually left turn signals, skewed intersections, or dangerous intersections where a very bright indication is needed. The signals are very heavy however and expensive to maintain. Removal is quite frequent in some areas of the country.


3M, through their Mincom division, introduced several models of magnetic tape recorders for instrumentation use, and recorders for studio recording of sound. An example of the latter is the model M79 recorder [4], which still has a following in studio recording circles today. 3M Mincom was also involved in designing and manufacturing video production equipment for the television and video post-production industries in the 1970s and 1980s, with such items as character generators and several different models of video switchers, from models of audio and video routers to video mixers for studio production work. Ministory of Communications - Moroccan Government Mincom is the Ministry of Communications for the Moroccan Government. ... For other uses, see Instrumentation (disambiguation). ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... A character generator (CG for short) is a device or software that produces static or animated text (such as crawls and rolls) for keying into a video stream. ... A Sony BVS-3200CP vision mixer A vision mixer (also called video switcher or production switcher) is a device used to select between several different video sources and in some cases composite (mix) video sources together and add special effects. ... Audio Router Used for transporting audio signals from inputs to outputs. ... Video Routers are used for transporting video signals from inputs to outputs. ...


3M Mincom was involved in some of the first digital audio recordings of the late 1970s to see commercial release when a prototype machine was brought to the Sound 80 studios in neighboring Minneapolis. After drawing on the experience of that prototype recorder, 3M later designed and manufactured several commercially available models of digital audio recorders used throughout the early to mid-1980s. Digital audio comprises audio signals stored in a digital format. ... Sound 80 was a recording studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota founded by Tom Jung and Herb Pilhofer in 1969. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ...


In 1980, the company introduced Post-it notes. In 1996, the company's data storage and imaging divisions were spun off as Imation Corporation; Imation has since sold its imaging and photographic film businesses to concentrate on storage. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The logo of the brand. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The terms storage (U.K.) or memory (U.S.) refer to the parts of a digital computer that retain physical state (data) for some interval of time, possibly even after electrical power to the computer is turned off. ... Imaging refers to the science of obtaining pictures or more complicated spatial representations, such as animations or 3-D computer graphics models, from physical things. ... Imation Corporation NYSE: IMN is an American corporation spun off from 3M, with a worldwide presence that produces mainly data storage products. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Today, 3M is one of the 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (added on August 9, 1976), and is ranked number 101 on the 2006 Fortune 500 listing. The company has 132 plants and over 67,000 employees around the world, with sales offices in more than 200 countries. The vast majority of the company's employees are local nationals—that is, very few employees reside outside their home country. Its worldwide sales amount to over $20 billion, with its international sales reaching 58% of that total. Linear graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today Logarithmic graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by nineteenth-century... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ...


On 20 December 2005, 3M announced a major partnership with Roush Racing, one of NASCAR's premier organizations. In 2006, the company will sponsor Todd Kluever in the NASCAR Busch Series as he drives the #06 Ford Fusion. 3M will also be an associate sponsor of Mark Martin's #6 Ford in the Nextel Cup Series. In addition, on 19 February 2006, 3M announced that it would become the title sponsor of the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway for at least the next three years. is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Outside Roush headquarters. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Todd Kluever from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin was born July 6, 1978. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The American Ford Fusion (code name CD338) is a mid-size car based on the Ford CD3 platform. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 3M Performance 400 is the first of two NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car races held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, the other being the GFS Marketplace 400. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ...


On 4 April 2006, 3M announced the will to sell pharmaceutical non-core business. The pharmaceuticals businesses were sold off in three deals, in Europe, the Americas, and the Rest of the World. Another division of the Health Care business, Drug Delivery Systems remains under the control of 3M. The Drug Delivery System division contract manufactures inhalants and transdermal drug delivery systems.[2] is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A pharmaceutical company, or drug company, is a commercial business whose focus is to research, develop, market and/or distribute drugs, most commonly in the context of healthcare. ...


Today, after one-hundred years of history, 3M follows a business model based on “the ability to not only develop unique products, but also to manufacture them efficiently and consistently around the world (3M).” [5]

The Target Light System, built by 3M[3]

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Major technology platforms

An abrasive is a usually rough object that is used to smooth another through extensive rubbing. ... Acoustics is a branch of physics and is the study of sound (mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids). ... Two rolls of adhesive tape. ... An adhesive is a compound that adheres or bonds two items together. ... Advanced Materials is a leading peer-reviewed materials science journal published every two weeks. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... The structure of insulin Biological technology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Ceramics can refer to: Ceramic, a type of material Ceramics (art), a fine art. ... Drug delivery is a term that refers to the delivery of a pharmaceutical compound to humans or animals. ... Only meanings of encyclopedic scope are listed here for disambiguation purposes. ... A Dentist and Dental Assistant perform surgery on a patient. ... Orthodontics is the specialty in dentistry that studies the alteration of the alignment of crooked teeth. ... The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... In science and engineering, conductors, such as a electrical connector, are materials that readily conduct electric current through electrical conduction. ... A dielectric, or electrical insulator, is a substance that is highly resistant to electric current. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... Dildonics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use (definition adopted by the International Dildonics Association in 2007). ... In chemistry, alchemy and water treatment, filtration is the process of using a filter to mechanically separate a mixture. ... Firestop after fire exposure during fire test in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... A fluoropolymer is a polymer that contains atoms of fluorine. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... Respiration can refer to: Cellular respiration, which is the use of oxygen in the metabolism of organic molecules. ... Self-leveling silicone firestop system used around pipe through-penetration in a two-hour fire-resistance rated concrete floor assembly. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ...

Brands/products

Littmann is world reknowned manufactured of stethoscopes, and is one of the 3M brands. ... Nexcare is 3Ms personal health care brand. ... The logo of the brand. ... Scotch Tape denotes the line of adhesive tapes manufactured by 3M as part of the companys Scotch brand. ... Scotchgard is a 3M brand of products used to protect fabric, furniture, and carpets. ... Scotchlite (TM) is a material made by the 3M company that is made of millions of glass beads cut in half and affixed to the surface. ... According to 3m, Scotch-Weld is a One system of adhesives and portable applicator combines many production benefits of hot melt adhesives and bond performance usually associated with 2-part structural adhesives. ... Tegaderm is a transparent medical dressing manufactured by 3M. Tegaderm transparent dressings can be used to cover and protect catheter sites and wounds. ... Thinsulate is a synthetic fibre used for thermal insulation in clothing. ... Vikuiti (TM) is one of 3M Companys seven strategic brands The major products carrying the Vikuiti (TM) are Vikuiti (TM) Brightness Enhancement Films, that find their use in LCD displays in cell phones, laptops and desktop monitors. ...

Corporate governance

Current board of directors:

George W. Buckley | Linda G. Alvarado | Edward A. Brennan | Vance D. Coffman | Michael L. Eskew | Edward M. Liddy | Aulana L. Peters | Rozanne L. Ridgway | Kevin W. Sharer | Louis W. Sullivan George W. Buckley, is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive of 3M. He was named to these positions on 7 December 2005. ... President and Chief Executive Officer, Alvarado Construction, Inc. ... Retired Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sears, Roebuck and Co. ... Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Allstate Corporation. ... Retired Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Currently on the Board of 3M. Category: ‪Business biography stubs‬ ... Rozanne L. Ridgway served 32 years with the U.S. State Department, including service as Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic and to Finland, and, from 1985 until her retirement in 1989, as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada. ... Kevin W. Sharer is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Amgen Inc. ... Louis Wade Sullivan (born November 3, 1933) is an American physician. ...


President of 3M

1902–1905 Henry S. Bryan
1905–1906 Edgar B. Ober
1906–1909 Lucius P. Ordway
1909–1929 Edgar B. Ober
1929–1949 William L. McKnight
1949–1953 Richard P. Carlton
1953–1963 Herbert P. Buetow
1963–1966 Bert S. Cross

President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... William L. McKnight, who served as 3M chairman of the board from 1949 to 1966, encouraged 3M management to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative. ...

Chief executive officer of 3M

1966–1970 Bert S. Cross
1970–1974 Harry Heltzer
1974–1979 Raymond H. Herzog
1979–1986 Lewis W. Lehr
1986–1991 Allen F. Jacobson
1991–2001 L.D. DeSimone
2001–2005 W. James McNerney, Jr.
2005 Robert S. Morrison (interim)
2005– George W. Buckley

“Chief executive” redirects here. ... Harry Heltzer (1911 – September 21, 2005), was the Chairman & Chief Executive Office of 3M from 1970 to 1975. ... W. James McNerney, Jr. ... George W. Buckley, is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive of 3M. He was named to these positions on 7 December 2005. ...

Chairman of the board of 3M

1949–1966 William L. McKnight
1966–1970 Bert S. Cross
1970–1975 Harry Heltzer
1975–1980 Raymond H. Herzog
1980–1986 Lewis W. Lehr
1986–1991 Allen F. Jacobson
1991–2001 L.D. DeSimone
2001–2005 W. James McNerney, Jr.
2005– George W. Buckley

A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... William L. McKnight, who served as 3M chairman of the board from 1949 to 1966, encouraged 3M management to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative. ... Harry Heltzer (1911 – September 21, 2005), was the Chairman & Chief Executive Office of 3M from 1970 to 1975. ... W. James McNerney, Jr. ... George W. Buckley, is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive of 3M. He was named to these positions on 7 December 2005. ...

See also

In thermodynamics, the word endothermic describes a process or reaction that absorbs energy in the form of heat. ... Fireproofing, a passive fire protection measure, subject to bounding, refers to the act of making materials or structures more resistant to fire, or to those materials themselves. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Firestop after fire exposure during fire test in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... An intumescent is a substance which swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume, and decreasing in density. ... Fire-resistance rated wall assembly with fire door, cable tray penetration and intumescent [1] cable coating. ... Sodium silicate, also known as water glass or liquid glass, available in aqueous solution and in solid form, is a compound used in cements, passive fire protection, refractories, textile and lumber processing. ... Sterilization (or sterilisation) refers to any process that effectively kills or eliminates transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and prions) from a surface, equipment, foods, medications, or biological culture medium. ...

References

  1. ^ a b http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200206/03_haega_3Mhistory
  2. ^ 3M (2006-04-04). 3M to Explore Strategic Alternatives for its Branded Pharmaceuticals Business. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-04-24.
  3. ^ Target Lights create evolving Minneapolis landmark, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal , April 11, 2003.

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The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... UnitedHealth Group Incorporated NYSE: UNH is a managed health care company. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... For the defunct chain of catalog showrooms, see Best Products. ... The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is the second largest underwriter of commercial property casualty and personal insurance in the United States. ... Supervalu Inc. ... It has been suggested that Firstar Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... Cenex, originally Farmers Union Central Exchange, is a brand name of Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, a United States cooperative. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ... Medtronic, Inc. ... Xcel Energy, Inc. ... Ameriprise Financial, Inc. ... This article is about the growers cooperative; for the Florida town, see Land O Lakes, Florida, for the Wisconsin town, see Land OLakes, Wisconsin. ... C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. ... The entrance sign in Appleton shows the corporate logo Corporate Center in Minneapolis Operations Center in Appleton Appleton entrance Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (first word pronounced THRIVE-int IPA pronunciation: ) is a Fortune 500 financial services organization with dual corporate headquarters based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Appleton, Wisconsin. ... Hormel Foods Corporation NYSE: HRL is probably best known as the producer of SPAM luncheon meat. ... The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is a Fortune 500 company based in Plymouth, Minnesota. ... Ecolab is a $4. ... The Nash Finch Company is an Edina, Minnesota based Fortune 500 company. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... It has been suggested that Fortune 500 be merged into this article or section. ... PepsiAmericas, Inc. ... Pentair is a company focused on water technologies and enclosures for electronic products. ... St. ... Alliant Techsystems NYSE: ATK is a major US aerospace and defense contractor with sales of approximately USD $3. ... The Minnesota Life Insurance Company was founded in St. ... Regis Corporation is the largest hair salon chain in the world, with over 11,000 salons (including both company-owned and franchises), it is ranked 778 on the Fortune 1000. ... Polaris Industries manufactures a full line of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), snowmobiles, Ranger utility vehicles in 2wd, 4wd or 6wd, Victory Motorcycles and EU rated quadcycles. ... The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is an American manufacturer of lawnmowers and other lawn care tools, founded in 1919. ... Fastenal is a company founded in 1967, based in Winona, Minnesota by Bob Kierlin. ... HB Fuller Company (HB Fuller) NYSE: FUL (incorporated 1887) HB Fuller is the second largest producer of adhesives worldwide. ... Ceridian Corporation NYSE: CEN is an information services company in the human resources, transportation and retail markets. ...

Major Minnesota-based non-public or externally owned corporations (alphabetically):
Andersen Windows | Cargill | Carlson Companies | Dairy Queen | Musicland | Schwan Food Company

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3M - definition of 3M in Encyclopedia (228 words)
The company was established in Duluth, Minnesota in 1902, moved to Two Harbors, and soon, but finally moved its headquarters to Maplewood (a St.
It has greatly expanded from its original product line of coated abrasives, to the point where 3M is one of the 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, beginning on August 9, 1976, and is number 126 in the 2002 Fortune 500 listing.
3M, long the company's nickname, was made the company's official name in 1992.
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