3M is a $16 billion diversified technology company with leading positions in health care, safety, electronics, telecommunications, industrial, consumer, office, and other markets.

Through innovation, we've created markets ranging from Post-it® Notes and Scotch® Tapes to reflective sheeting for road signs and optical films for electronic displays. In addition to creating new markets, we continually reinvent ourselves in existing markets to stay ahead of competition.

3M businesses share technologies, manufacturing operations, brands, marketing channels and other important resources. Thanks to innovation and our expertise in materials science, we're broadly diversified in products and markets.

We're a truly global company. We operate companies in more than 60 countries and serve customers in nearly 200 countries. In 2001, we generated 53 percent of our sales from outside the United States.