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|3M Co was incorporated in 1929 under the laws of the State of Delaware to continue operations begun in 1902. The Company is a manufacturing, technology innovator and marketer of a variety of products. It is a technology company with a presence in the six businesses: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security and Protection Services; Display and Graphics; and Electro and Communications. The Industrial and Transportation segment serves a range of markets, such as appliance, paper and packaging, food and beverage, electronics, automotive original equipment manufacturer 'OEM' and automotive aftermarket. Industrial and Transportation products include tapes, a variety of coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft and specialty vehicles. The Health Care segment serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, and health information systems. Products and services provided to these and other markets include medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems and anti-microbial solutions. The Consumer and Office segment serves markets that include consumer retail, office retail, home improvement, building maintenance and other markets. Products in this segment include office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products and consumer health care products. The Safety, Security and Protection Services segment serves a range of markets that increase the safety, security and productivity of workers, facilities and systems. Main product offerings include personal protection products, safety and security products including border and civil security solutions, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The Display and Graphics segment serves markets that include electronic display, traffic safety and commercial graphics. This segment includes optical film solutions for electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics systems; and projection systems, including mobile display technology and visual systems products. The Electro and Communications segment serves the electrical, electronics and communications industries, including electrical utilities; electrical construction, maintenance and repair; original equipment manufacturer 'OEM' electrical and electronics; computers and peripherals; consumer electronics; telecommunications central office, outside plant and enterprise; as well as aerospace, military, automotive and medical markets; with products that enable the efficient transmission of electrical power and speed the delivery of information. Products include electronic and interconnect solutions, micro interconnect systems, high-performance fluids, high-temperature and display tapes, telecommunications products, electrical products, and touch screens and touch monitors. The Company’s manufacturing operations are affected by national, state and local environmental laws around the world. The Company has made, and plans to continue making, necessary expenditures for compliance with applicable laws.|
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