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Introducing New 3M Respirators
Made in Canada

Ms of April 1, 2021, the first Canadian-made 3M N95 respirators shipped from the newly-expanded Brockville Ontario facility. These high-quality respirators are now available to all Canadians including the frontline, healthcare, or those in need of a higher level of protection. The expansion of the 3M facility ensures that a consistent supply of respirators will be available to those frontline Canadians who need them most, helping them to remain safe, now and into the future.

Among the most critical PPE for frontline workers is the NIOSH-approved (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) N95 respirator, helping to protect them from COVID-19. Canada increases its self-sufficiency by securing domestically manufactured products, thereby reducing the risk of supply chain interruptions. Ensuring an adequate supply of PPE is essential to reducing the pandemic’s economic impact protecting the lives of all Canadians.

Available for healthcare, frontline, and other high-risk occupations announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery.

They are available through our website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks.

Jill Myers, eGrimesDirect: "We are delighted to get the new Canadian-made 3M 1870+ and 9205+ Masks out to our many customers that have been anxiously awaiting their arrival."

3M had produced over 2 billion disposable particulate respirators globally by the end of 2020, which has increased their production 3x since 2019.

The expansion of the Brockville, Ontario facility will help 3M meet its 2021 objective of increasing respirator production to 2.5 billion globally.

“What motivated [us] throughout this project is that we're able to help the nurses, the doctors, the people in the hospitals, and keep them safe.” - Emily Pringle, Operator at Brockville, Ontario, 3M Canada.

For more information on our 3M N95 rated respirators, visit our website:, aka Grimes Industrial Products Group, is a recognized 3M national distributor serving the North American industry for more than 60 years. We carry a full range of product lines and sell to a variety of industries, including:

• Aerospace
• Automotive
• Automotive Aftermarket
• Healthcare and Dental
• Metalworking and Fabrication
• Occupational Health & Safety
• Plastics
• Recreational
• Safety and Marine
• Woodworking

With an extensive knowledge base to draw from, our customers often view us as an extension of their own purchasing team. While Grimes remains one of the premier distributors of 3M Canada's renowned products, as we continue to grow, we have diversified and expanded our lines to include a comprehensive variety of industrial and consumer products, and in 1994 we launched

3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+
3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+
3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+
3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+

3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+



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  • NIOSH Approved: N95
  • Offers > 99% BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency) according to ASTM F2101
  • Embossed top panel helps reduce eyewear fogging

The 3M™ Aura™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+ has comfortable inner materials and helps provide respiratory protection against certain airborne particles. The individually packaged flat fold design allows for convenient storage prior to use.

This health care respirator is designed to help provide respiratory protection for the wearer. It meets CDC guidelines for M. tuberculosis exposure control. As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to reduce wearer exposure to certain airborne particles including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments. As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid-resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials. WARNING: These respirators help reduce exposures to certain airborne particulates. Before use, the wearer must read and understand the User Instructions provided as a part of the product packaging. A written respiratory protection program must be implemented meeting the requirements of your jurisdiction and/or CSA Z94.4 respiratory standard. Misuse may result in sickness or death. For proper use, see package instructions, supervisor, or call 3M PSD Technical Service in Canada at 1-800-267-4414 and in USA at 1-800-243-4630.

Our customers refer to us as their “Total Supply Solution.”

Our success has enabled us to develop sophisticated supply-chain management systems and exceptional customer service. We continue to foster strong alliances with manufacturers of superior industrial products. As we continue to explore innovative tools, materials and supplies that offer enhanced productivity and improved performance, we can offer our customers:

• central purchasing services
• comprehensive product selection
• custom solutions
• early access to new and innovative products
• friendly, practical customer service
• specialty product requirements
• supply-chain management
• unmatched in-depth technical expertise.

 Grimes Industrial Products Group has been in the wholesale safety and industrial industry since 1959; we expanded into eGrimes Medical ~ Primary Care, Long Term Care, Dental & Acute Care in 2007. Health Canada MDEL 11598, Authorized 3M Distributor.

What you can expect from an established business with an entrepreneurial flair is expertise, knowledge, an innovative approach. We are proud of the Grimes tradition of technical ingenuity, application expertise, product knowledge, and service, and we are committed to showing value to our customers and suppliers alike. We believe that being privately held and owner-operated allows us to be flexible and innovative enough to meet your needs today and well into the future.