3M & the Community

3M Engages the Community

“By contributing to, and participating in civic projects, 3M and 3M employees have helped to strengthen the bond of community relationship. The unique characteristic of 3M's contribution to the many communities of which it is a part, is the scope and enthusiasm in which 3Mployes enter into many of these various programs and activities.”  — 3M Megaphone, July 1953

 
3Mers Give Blood

The company set up a blood donation program with the Red Cross.  A bloodmobile came to the plant regularly.


3M and the Local High Schools

3M worked with local schools such as Johnson and Harding High Schools to recruit employees. Young men and women could work part-time while still in school, then move on  to full-time jobs after graduation.


3M and Junior Achievement

3M provided advisors to the Saint Paul Junior Achievement program. The program offered practical business experience to high school students by helping them set up their own businesses.

 

 

Images

Elsie Brandhorst in 1941

Elsie Brandhorst in 1941

Elsie Brandhorst, member of the 3M marching band, with drum and uniform. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

3M Club Float, 1938

3M Club Float, 1938

The 3M Club and the 3M Band have been active participants in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Red Cross Fund Campaign Poster, 1949

Red Cross Fund Campaign Poster, 1949

The company set up a blood donation program with the Red Cross. A bloodmobile came to the plant regularly. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

3M Blood Drive, 1952

3M Blood Drive, 1952

The company set up a blood donation program with the Red Cross. A bloodmobile came to the plant regularly. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

High School Students, ca. 1950s

High School Students, ca. 1950s

3M worked with local schools such as Johnson and Harding High Schools to recruit employees. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Archibald G. Bush Congratulates Junior Achiever

Archibald G. Bush Congratulates Junior Achiever

3M provided advisors to the Saint Paul Junior Achievement program. The program offered practical business experience to high school students by helping them set up their own businesses. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Johnson High School, 1930

Johnson High School, 1930

3M worked with local schools such as Johnson and Harding High Schools to recruit employees. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

Cite this Page:

Marjorie Pearson, Summit Envirosolutions, Inc., “3M & the Community,” Saint Paul Historical, accessed July 26, 2017, http://saintpaulhistorical.org/items/show/391.

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