About 3M

At 3M, we apply a disciplined approach to scientific discovery that allows us to innovate with purpose and help solve the world’s biggest challenges, benefitting hundreds of millions of people around the world.

3M started as a small-scale mining venture in Northern Minnesota, then named Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Since our company was founded more than a century ago, 3Mers have led some of the world’s most significant innovations and discoveries, and we continue to work toward our shared goal of improving every life.

More than 60,000 3M products are used in homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and other industries. Approximately 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 globe. With 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.

You can learn more about 3M, our people and the impact we make here.