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William L. McKnight

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing

1929 - 1949

Fabricated Goods

1920 b. 1887
Born-Died1887 - 1978
BirthplaceSouth Dakota (SD)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1920

McKnight built an industrial giant, one of the most successful, innovative, and profitable companies in American industry, whose primary success was achieved through research and development. Among 3Mís 60,000 products, its most well-known are Scotch tape, Post-It Notes and Scotchguard fabric protector.