3M Sells Optical Fiber, Copper Passive Connectivity Business to Corning for $900M
3M Sells Optical Fiber, Copper Passive Connectivity Business to Corning for $900M

The 3M division, which had annual global sales of about $400 million, includes a 500-member staff.

Tom Emmer’s Mining Bill Passed the House, But Will Anyone Champion it in the Senate?
Tom Emmer’s Mining Bill Passed the House, But Will Anyone Champion it in the Senate?

Emmer’s bill is so narrowly tailored to Minnesota interests that it almost requires a Minnesota sponsor in the upper chamber. But Franken has already come out against it, leaving all eyes on Amy Klobuchar.

Proto Labs Acquiring New Hampshire-based Sheet Metal Manufacturer for $120M
Proto Labs Acquiring New Hampshire-based Sheet Metal Manufacturer for $120M

While both Proto Labs and Rapid had similar focuses in terms of quick-turn, low-volume manufacturing, they had different, but complementary capabilities.

L&M Radiator Expanding Hibbing HQ, Creating 22 Jobs
L&M Radiator Expanding Hibbing HQ, Creating 22 Jobs

The state said it would support the manufacturing company’s $17.6 million project with a $354,000 grant.

Ecolab Selling Off $180M Equipment Care Business to Boston Investment Firm
Ecolab Selling Off $180M Equipment Care Business to Boston Investment Firm

The unit made up roughly 2 percent of Ecolab’s overall business.

Honeywell to Spin Off Units with $7.5B in Revenue
Honeywell to Spin Off Units with $7.5B in Revenue

The spinoffs, which will create two new, independent organizations outside of Honeywell, are expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Diving Into the Booming Splash Pad Market
Diving Into the Booming Splash Pad Market

After six years of building and investing in their company, four entrepreneurs are ready to make a splash.

Commerce Department's Analysis Could Be Death Knell of Enbridge Pipeline Project
Commerce Department's Analysis Could Be Death Knell of Enbridge Pipeline Project

The Commerce Department concluded that no new pipeline capacity is needed to ensure “future adequacy, reliability and efficiency of energy supply.”

Toro CEO Richard Olson Named Chairman of the Board
Toro CEO Richard Olson Named Chairman of the Board

Olson takes over from retiring chairman and former CEO Michael Hoffman.