It’s good for business, the environment and the community.
Company says it was acting legally at the time, will pay the fine in15 days, no admission of liability.
Wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part because 3M and other companies legally dumped the chemicals for years.
Company believes PFCs present no harm at the levels they are observed in Minnesota.
Factories will need to fill 2 million jobs over the next decade, but many workers are facing an in-demand skills deficit.
Blames the stronger US dollar for cutting into sales.
Transaction includes approximately $700 million in debt; expected to close in Q3.
3M raises the energy efficiency ante.