About Us

At 3M, we use science to improve lives and help solve the world’s toughest challenges. We remain focused on executing our plans and continuing to deliver exceptional value for our customers.

More than a century ago, 3M started as a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, then named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Now a global company, our products improve the daily lives of people around the world.

More than 60,000 3M products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other industries. One third of our sales come from products invented within the past five years, thanks to innovations from the thousands of researchers and scientists we employ around the world. With corporate operations in 70 countries and products delivered to 200, we are committed to creating the technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life.