3M Company is a diversified technology company which engages in making products for industrial and transportation, health care, consumer and office, safety, security and protection services, display and graphics, and electro and communications businesses. The company was founded in the year 1902 at Two Harbors, Minnesota. The multinational company has operations in 65 countries. 3M operations can be classified under six business segments, Industrial and Transportation, Health Care, Consumer and Office, Safety, Security and Protection Services, Display and Graphics, and Electro and Communications. The products of 3M are sold through a number of distribution channels, such as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors and dealers in a range of trades worldwide.