Co-op-Served Plant Surges to Provide N-95 Masks to Aid COVID-19 Response
10 Apr 2020
As the nation and the world work to flatten the curve against the COVID-19 pandemic, electric cooperatives are playing critical roles in meeting the need for crucial personal protective equipment for first responders.
A 3M plant, built to turn out respirator masks used by health care workers, emergency medical responders, construction workers and others, has ramped up production to help ease widespread shortages. The 46-year-old plant in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is powered by Northern Electric Cooperative.