3M Unitek 1902 held bright promise for five businessmen in Two Harbors, Minnesota. They started Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) to mine what they thought was corundum, a mineral ideal for making sandpaper and grinding wheels. The mineral, however, turned out to be a low-grade anorthosite. Sales of the poor-quality mineral were weak, and the company nearly failed -- but its founders persisted. For nearly 100 years, 3M employees have worked to move the company forward.


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