3M was founded in 1902 as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. when its five founders were trying to harvest a mineral called corundum from the Crystal Bay mine. Although not much corundum was produced from the mine, a spirit of innovation and collaboration was born, to which today’s 3M owes its success. Recently, the company announced it expects to invest $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate new environmental goals.
Among 3M's advanced chemical and adhesive products are dozens of sealants, tapes and adhesives used daily by auto glass installers, glassworkers and glazing specialists for window tinting and other custom projects. When you buy 3M products, you can be confident in the company’s decades of research and development.
3M is committed to improving lives, enhancing homes and advancing companies through the creation of new technology and quality products.
3M is responsible for more than 60,000 products used in homes, business, schools, hospitals and more. Many of its most popular items were patented within the last 5 years.
3M and its brands maintain operations in more than 70 countries and is a recognized global powerhouse in more than 200.
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