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3M Relies on More Than Just Face Masks to Get Through Pandemic

3M Co. 8210V N95 particulate respirators
Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

3M Co. jumped after the maker of personal protective equipment reported strength in more than just its face-mask business.

Rising demand for cleaning supplies, food-safety products and even home-improvement items helped propel sales and profit above Wall Street’s expectations for the first quarter. While many industries have been decimated by the coronavirus outbreak, 3M reported Tuesday that its revenue rose 2.7%.