3M (originally the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company) is an American multinational conglomerate operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, healthcare, and consumer goods. The company produces over 60,000 products under several brands, including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, personal protective equipment, dental and orthodontic products, electronic materials, medical products, car-care products, and more. As of 2022, 3M has approximately 92,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 in Two Harbors, Minnesota, and is headquartered in Maplewood, Minnesota. 3M is known for its innovation and application of science to make a real impact by igniting progress and inspiring innovation in lives and communities across the globe. The company operates through four segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer.