"The Mining"

3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Except for limited efforts to extract low-grade corundum from Crystal Bay, Minnesota, for abrasives in 1904, the company has done no mining. Nonetheless, the original name remains, even though the company letterhead was changed to emphasize 3M in 1960.

3M employees long called the company “The Mining.”

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Crystal Bay Facilities, 1906

Crystal Bay Facilities, 1906

Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Letterhead

Letterhead

Original 3M letterhead | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

3M logo history

3M logo history

Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Street Address:

900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul [map]

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“"The Mining",” Saint Paul Historical, accessed April 30, 2017, http://saintpaulhistorical.com/items/show/356.

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