There are some companies so consistent and well managed that Jim Cramer wants investors to consider their stocks to be core holdings in their portfolios.
3M is one of those companies. When most people think of 3M, they think of Scotch tape and Post-it Notes. But the reality is that 3M is so much more than that.
3M is in an epicenter of innovation with diversified businesses all over the world. Its products range anywhere from healthcare and safety to electronics, energy and graphics.
This company is the No. 1 player in most markets where it competes, and it constantly invents new products. And despite the fact that the strength of the U.S. dollar has had a detrimental effect on companies with international exposure, 3M still managed to report a robust 6.3 percent organic growth when it reported in January.
Can 3M continue to reign as industrial king for the future? To find out, Cramer spoke with CEO Inge Thulin.