3M, a Fortune 500 company based in Minnesota, is sending much needed N95 respirators to some U.S. cities hit hardest by coronavirus cases. The company’s Chairman and CEO, Mike Roman said today via LinkedIn:
As I write this, more than 500,000 respirators are on the way from our South Dakota plant to two of the more critically impacted areas, New York and Seattle, with arrivals expected starting tomorrow.”
Roman said that 3M has increased the N95 respirator production to max capacity since the coronavirus outbreak began. He also stated:
“We are working with the U.S. and other governments, investigating alternate manufacturing scenarios, and exploring coalitions with other companies to increase capacity further.”
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