3M (NYSE: MMM ) has used research and development to expand its reach into consumer goods, industrials, energy, and other markets. As the company searches for more organic growth there are many opportunities arising. Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium covers three areas in the video below that he thinks are huge opportunities, including renewable energy, a business in which 3M has struggled to gain traction.
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