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3M Company – How we’re helping fight the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts lives globally, 3M and its 96,000 employees continue to step up, applying our innovative thinking to develop solutions for a unique moment in world history.

3M responded early and rapidly to the pandemic, supplying critical products to dedicated frontline health care workers and first responders. By the end of 2020, we will produce 2 billion respirators globally – more than three times the amount we manufactured in 2019.  As of October 2020, 3M distributed 1.4 billion respirators globally and is on track to deliver 2 billion by the end of the year. 

Expanding manufacturing in the U.S. 

As a leading manufacturer of N95 respirators in the U.S., we are expanding our domestic manufacturing capacity.

At 3M’s Aberdeen, South Dakota, plant, a new 120,000-square-foot expansion to the 330,000-square-foot facility has added more manufacturing lines and automated equipment. That will help 3M increase N95 production in the U.S. to 95 million per month by the end of the year. The expansion is expected to add 100 jobs at Aberdeen’s 3M facility – that’s on top of the 200 jobs added at the plant since the beginning of the pandemic.  

But that’s not the only way 3M is helping. In addition to N95 respirators, 3M has ramped up production of other solutions used in the response to COVID-19, including hand sanitizers and disinfectants. 

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Market Watch: Ford partners with GE, 3M to build ventilators, COVID-19 protective equipment

A car maker, industrial conglomerate and Post-it Notes maker said Tuesday they are working together to help ease the COVID-19 national emergency, as they look to boost production of equipment to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“This is such a critical time for America and the world. It is time for action and cooperation,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman at Ford Motor Co. “By coming together across multiple industries, we can make a real difference for people in need and for those on the front line of this crisis.

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