IBM Debuts New Services Center in France and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM): Current price $194.35

On Monday, IBM announced a new services center in the city of Lille, which will create as many as 700 French language information tech roles in the next three to five years, permitting the corporation to deliver an industry-leading array of tech services to clients throughout France. The newly-established IBM Services Center Lille, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM, will supply  local clients with high value application development, application maintenance, and systems integration services that meet the growing demand for flexible software capability through which to harness the benefits of emerging Big Data, cloud and mobile business technologies.

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3M Company (NYSE:MMM): Current price $108.11

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society on Monday said that the Skin & Wound Assessment & Treatment team at Northwest  Medical Center in Tucson has received the 3M Award for  Excellence in Skin Safety. Now in its second year, the 3M-sponsored award was created to recognize health care facilities and their board-certified WOCN Society  members who have implemented a patient care regimen to prevent skin injuries. The winning team received financial support via an unrestricted educational grant to attend the annual WOCN conference in Seattle.

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United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX): Current price $92.12

United technologies and its subsidiary, Otis Elevator Co., reported they will donate eight Otis escalators, which are valued at $2 million, to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, now being built on the National Mall. As the primary vehicle for transporting visitors, the new Otis NCE escalator units will aid the museum achieve towards its goal of becoming the first “green” building and the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) museum on the Mall. Otis NCE escalators employ power monitoring sensors together with other advanced tech to significantly lower energy consumption versus that of conventional escalators.

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