Founded in 1902 in Two Harbors Minn and moved to Duluth in 1905, 3M was started by five men for the purpose of producing sandpaper products. Since it's humble beginnings as a manufacturer of sandpaper, 3M has experienced tremendous growth on the back of over a century of innovation. Over the last decade 3M has been celebrated numerous times and received large praise, recognition and many accolades as being one of the most innovative companies in America. Today 3M enjoys multi-billion dollar annual earnings while producing quite a vast array of products. From tape, Scotchgaurd, Post-its and glues, to manufacturing magnetic sound recording tape, cleaning pads, and carbonless papers, 3M has been defining how we live, work and organize for over a century.