Headquartered in St, Paul Minnesota, 3M Company is a U.S multinational company that operates in diverse fields of industry, worker safety as well as healthcare and consumer goods. Founded in 1902 by five businesspersons, the company initially operated as a mining venture with the aim of mining corundum. The company has since moved on and diversified its field of operations into four business segments.
The Safety and Industrial segment offer personal safety products such as adhesives, tapes, and abrasives. The Transportation and Electronics segment offers electronics such as display materials and systems as well as electronic material solutions. The healthcare unit provides medical solutions for oral care as well as drug delivery systems. The consumer segment, on the other hand, offers home improvement, home care, and consumer healthcare products.
3M Company has operations in over 70 countries and employees more than 90,000 employees. Its stock is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange.