3M Has Doubled Global Production of Its N95 Respirators

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With hospitals across the country in desperate need of protective gear to prevent healthcare workers from contracting the novel coronavirus, industry heavyweight 3M has doubled its global production of N95 respirators to more than 1.1 billion per year.

The Minnesota-based company is currently manufacturing over 400 million N95 respirators in the U.S. annually.

“This pandemic is affecting us all, and we are doing all we can to support public health and especially our first-responders and those impacted by this global health crisis,” said Mike Roman, 3M chairman and CEO, in a statement.



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