3M was originally known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. In 1902 their plan was to mine minerals to sell to manufacturers for producing grinding wheels. Like most great companies 3M has evolved and found success by being versatile. Some of 3M's innovations include water proof sandpaper, masking tape and clear cellaphane tape. Auto mechanics use many of the products 3M has to offer like 3M weather strip adhesive, 3M scotch masking tape, roloc gasket removal discs (what a time saver), cut-off wheels, grinding wheels, fuel injection cleaner, not to forget sand paper and sanding discs. For more information visit or call 3M at 1.888.364.3577.