3M making more N95 masks than ever as COVID-19 surges, CEO says

Maia Anderson –
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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” We are bringing capacity on. We are making more N95 respirators than ever, and well continue to include some capacity as we enter into the end of the year, into next year,” Mr. Roman stated.

Mike Roman, CEO of 3M, told CNBC Oct. 27 that the company is making more N95 masks than ever as COVID-19 hospitalizations grow in 36 states..

3M began making N95 masks in January and is on track to produce 2 billion this year, with almost half being dispersed in the U.S., CNBC reported..

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N95 masks have actually remained in scarcity for health care employees throughout the pandemic and are a main issue as healthcare facilities face new surges of COVID-19 cases..

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Mr. Roman told CNBC that 3M is dealing with HHS to make sure location locations are prioritized to receive the N95 masks..