3M expands production of N95 masks, adds two buildings at Aberdeen location

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and the state's congressional delegation -- Sen. John Thune, Rep. Dusty Johnson and Sen. Mike Rounds -- attended Friday's event to mark the expansion of 3M's Aberdeen plant. Work on the addition continues in the background.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and the state’s congressional delegation — Sen. John Thune, Rep. Dusty Johnson and Sen. Mike Rounds — attended Friday’s event to mark the expansion of 3M’s Aberdeen plant. Work on the addition continues in the background

3M announced Friday that two new production lines installed at its Aberdeen factory soon will increase production of N95 respirator masks due to high demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Henry Carlson Construction, along with our sister company, Kyburz-Carlson Construction are working around the clock to complete the two buildings at the 3M Aberdeen location to increase the production of N95 masks.

The 3M facility will be adding 120,000 square feet to expand production of N95 masks, thank to grants issued by U.S. Department of Defense contracts to further expand its U.S. production of N95 respirators.

Aberdeen is the largest respirator plant in the US for the manufacturing company. The addition of two production lines will increase N95 mask production by tens of millions and increase the square footage of the facility by about 30%, according to prior reporting from Aberdeen News.

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