3M Canada Brockville Plant Awarded 7 Year Contract
April, 2012 3M Canada Company has been awarded one of two contracts to supply respiratory protection canisters to the U.S. Department of Defense, creating 24 full time positions.
Under the terms of the seven year contract, production of the canisters will begin at the company’s Brockville manufacturing facility within 24 months, as soon as the design is qualified.
The 3M Brockville facility produces various respiratory protective filtration products to support 3M Company's global Occupational Health and Environmental Safety business. Since opening in the late 1980s, it has delivered large volumes of industrial, first responder and military filter products to customers located in countries around the world. In addition to the Canadian Department of National Defense, the 3M facility has also supplied respiratory protection products to the US Department of Defense, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense and the Swedish Ministry of Defense.
“The new canister we will be designing and supplying to the U.S. Department of Defense is complementary to existing military and industrial products currently produced at the Brockville facility,” says Bill Boyce, Executive Director of 3M Canada’s Safety, Security and Protection Services business. Boyce added that no firm dollar value will be assigned to the newly awarded contract until the completion of the design qualification period.
“The company will be investing several million dollars to add new production equipment at the plant facility and will be hiring additional technical and production personnel to support the new business,” says Nadine Gropp, manager of the 3M Brockville facility.
3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. Globally, the company has operations in more than 65 countries and annual sales of more than $ US 27 Billion.
About 3M Canada - Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario. Other manufacturing facilities are located in Brockville, Toronto, Perth and Ottawa, Ontario and Morden, Manitoba.
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