The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they talk about how the new 3M forecast predicts solid 2012 growth. We analyze 3M and other big multinational competitors.

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