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A demo of 3M's M Pro 150 pocket projector at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 
Top 50 rank: 17
Rank in Medical and Other Precision Equipment: 2
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 6.87
Why it's admired
The diversified adhesives manufacturer (translation: it makes Post-It notes and Scotch tape) is known for its innovation. It also garners respect for managing effectively through the economy's ups-and-downs: Indeed, as a maker of more than 1,000 automotive products, 3M is highly susceptible to the car industry. Last year, the company saw particularly bright sales of windows and solar panels, thanks to government stimulus funds injected into the renewable energy industry. --C.T.

Should 3M be admired, or what?
3M stats
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 1
People management 6
Use of corporate assets 5
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 5
Financial soundness 5
Long-term investment 6
Quality of products/services 3
Global competitiveness 1
Most Admired
1 Becton Dickinson 6.90
2 3M 6.87
3 Baxter International 6.78
4 St. Jude Medical 6.54
5 Medtronic 6.52
6 Thermo Fisher Scientific 6.43
Rank Company Overall score
7 Stryker 6.35
8 Zimmer Holdings 5.89
9 Agilent Technologies 5.59
10 Danaher 5.58
11 Boston Scientific 4.85
12 Eastman Kodak 4.35
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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