3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company that specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of a wide range of innovative products. 3M develops technology platforms, including adhesives, abrasives, light management, microreplication, nonwoven materials, nanotechnology, and surface modification among others. The company offers its products to diverse sectors ranging from healthcare to automotive to electronics and energy to industrial and consumer. The company markets its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, dealers, sales representatives and direct to users. The company has operations in North and South America; Europe Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the US.