N95 respirators and masks are particulate-filtering equipment that helps in filtering and blocking airborne particles and pollutants. Thus it protects its wearer from getting infected and has proved to be one of the most effective implement to help prevent COVID-19 from entering into the body. It has been used worldwide since the Coronavirus pandemic, and has prevailed as it is regarded as the most feasible facepiece respirator.
Different organizations from around the world such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) etc. have regulated the use of N95 masks as an effective measure against the spread of Coronavirus. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have also worked along these organizations to regulate N95 masks around the globe.
Lowe's and the N95 Purchase
The N95 masks are being provided all over the world through online retailing centers and manufacturer stores. Consequently, these online providers of N95 masks have played a key role in the disease control for its buyers. Some significant online stores which provided prompt distribution of N95 masks include Lowes, Amazon, Alibaba Groups and Instacart etc.
Lowe's Companies, working with the business name: “Lowe’s”, is one of the best American retailing companies to focus in home-based upgrading. This company is the second largest hardware chain across the globe operating in United States and Canada. Its headquarters lie in Mooresville and North Carolina; also working behind The Home Depot, and ahead of big companies like European retailers Leroy Merlin and OBI etc.
Lowes marks its name on the top for providing N95 masks during COVID-19 pandemic all over the world. It has successfully held to make it to millions of purchases of N95 masks and providing these to buyers with quite efficiency. Lowes has made contracts with various manufacturers of N95 masks from all over the world and has been selling them in a massive amount through its network across the world.
For the purchase of N95 masks, Lowes has worked with 3M: one of the biggest manufacturers of N95 respirators and surgical masks. Besides, Lowes has also ordered a huge amount of N95 respirators and surgical masks from companies of different companies. Lowes is considered a savior company for providing N95 masks in the times of its shortage where people required it on any cost in order to save their lives. Lowes has about 2015 stores, working across different states of USA. It is a great achievement for this company to provide PPEs and N95 surgical masks to as many people as it could during the time of pandemic crisis.
3M (Multinational Conglomerate Company)
3M Company was found in 1902 and has been working diligently since then. It covers the fields of USA healthcare, workers’ safety, industry, consumers’ goods and many other etc. It has been among the top companies for maintaining its standard and providing the finest services to its clients. The company was basically established in 1901. It is, in fact, regarded as the best manufacturing company for producing commercial goods for as many as sixty industries at once.
For the last two years, 3M Company is very well known for manufacture of personal-use tools and equipment for safety and protection of people. Moreover, it has worked quite efficiently in this regard since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic as it has produced the best protection implements which include N95 surgical masks and N95 respirators etc. in the best of quality.
3M Company is the only multinational company that has produced and provided the largest amount of N95 respirators and N95 surgical masks during Covid-19 pandemic. They have worked with utmost efficiency to manufacture enough N95 masks to so many countries in USA. It has followed proficient strategies to meet the need of N95 masks to make and distribute these to different sellers all over the world.
Models of N95 Masks and N95 Respirators Manufactured by 3M
3M Company has produced some of the best N95 surgical masks and N95 respirators; achieving a landmark for being appreciated from all over the world for the most efficiently operating and best quality products for the protection against Coronavirus. Nonetheless, these are some of the top marked and bestselling models of N95 surgical masks produced by 3M Company:
1. Pneumatic NIOSH N95 (Disposable)
2. Moldex N95 Respirator (Disposable)
3. 3M Safety N95 8210Plus Particulate Respirator
4. 3M 8511 N95 Respirator3M 1860 Medical N95 Mask
5. 3M 2-Pack Disposable Sanding and Fiberglass Valved Safety N95 Mask
These masks are regarded as the best models of surgical N95 masks for their quality and standard. These products are among bestselling articles from this company as well. 3M Company produces more than 10 models of N95 surgical masks already in the retailing market. However, Lowes has bought all of these models from 3M Company and provided to its clients across the globe.
Contracts of Lowes with Foreign Manufacturers
Besides working with the 3M Company, Lowes has also worked with many countries across the world other than USA for the manufacture of N95 products including surgical masks and respirators. With the spread of coronavirus, it had become a major problem for people that shortage of masks was something life threatening; however, Lowes worked with proper strategies and plans to meet the need of massive production and providence of N95 surgical masks and N95 respirators. It has collaborated with different companies from China and Middle East as well.
Lowes had worked with 3M Company as its one of its biggest partners in the production and sale of N95 masks. It has helped Lowes to increase N95 sale and provide PPE to its buyers from all over the world. It also marks a landmark for working with many companies simultaneously outside the USA for manufacturing N95 products.