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Ottawa Valley Masquerade: Brockville 3M plant ships first batch of Canadian-made respirators

Brockville, Ontario — International manufacturing giant, 3M, is excited to announce that the first batch of N95 respirators manufactured in Brockville, Ont. have been shipped out across Canada, to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“During the last year, 3M’s priority has been to help the world respond to COVID-19 at a time when the global pandemic has created unprecedented demand for critical products. We are focused on making more respirators than ever before; working with the government and other stakeholders to deliver on commitments to public health; supporting the communities where we work and live; and providing a variety of products to help businesses return to work as economies reopen. Our commitment is to do everything we can to help keep people safe,” said president of 3M Canada, Penny Wise, in a statement.

The company claimed to have produced 2 billion respirators globally by the end of 2020, quickly becoming a household name worldwide due to the overwhelming demand for 3M products over the last year.

Wise says that 3M is looking to up production to 2.5 billion respirators globally this year.

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