MPI is a B2B entity and unable to currently serve the B2C/retail community.
Greg Navone and Louie Frias are Las Vegas businessmen/real estate brokers for more than 3 decades. In business across numerous ventures, the need for such a company presented itself when one of their product partners contacted them about their ability to provide PPE. Not being in that space at the time meant remaining focused on other matters. Until the issue of dire PPE shortages across the globe were the norm across all news channels. At that moment in time, the decision was made to refocus their efforts and jump in to help.
We provide 3mN95 respirators and standard face masks to our customers.
As we know, there are two sources, and several classes of masks available. Domestically manufactured, and imported. The strain of domestic need for American made product has stretched the stockpiled supply and factories are behind the curve to catch up.
Presidential order to permit medical use of the 3mN95 industrial respirator allowed this product to serve our front line workers creating extremely high demand.
We are fortunate that we have access to domestic product. Currently and are limited to the quantities we can purchase/provide to our customers.
The most widely known and used product is the 3M N95 disposable respirator. It’s international brother the KN95 is manufactured overseas. The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on March 24 to allow American health care workers to use masks made to specifications for five other countries (Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico) and Europe.
A subsequent letter from the CDC dated April 3, 2020 updates the list by including the previously omitted country of China. Domestic manufactured N95 respirators are NIOSH approved. The countries listed on the CDC directive also have their own government approvals for their products.
The next classification of masks are of the non-respiratory class. Standard and surgical grade masks. These can be approved or not as of yet approved by FDA. Once a mask is FDA approved, it can then be utilized in a surgical setting. We are partners with a face mask producer here in North America and can provide rapid deployment of the product. (The current product is being submitted to FDA for surgical approval.)
When possible, we prefer to provide our customers with domestically manufactured products, however, there are times when this is not possible due to demand therefore, we will source via our international partner.
Generally, the 3mN95 Model 8210 is the ultimate industry respirator offering the greatest protection. This product is rare and access even more so limited.
Although an EUA is not an FDA-approval, a medical product authorized for emergency use under an EUA may be introduced into interstate commerce during the effective period of the EUA declaration, and as such, contingent upon compliance with the terms and conditions of the authorization, may be legally imported and exported under section 801 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 381). The letter of authorization should serve as appropriate documentation or certification that the product may be legally imported or exported.
NIOSH does not require approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) be marked with an expiration date. If an FFR does not have an assigned expiration date, you should refer to the user instructions or seek guidance from the specific manufacturer on whether time and storage conditions (such as temperature or humidity) are expected to have an effect on the respirator’s performance and if the respirators are nearing the end of their shelf life.
MPI never accepts direct payment for transacting business.
To begin the process, the purchasing entity issues a purchase order or LOI.
The manufacturer(s) request(s) then verify(ies) a bank issued, LOC from the purchaser, signed by the bank president or branch manager where funds are held. Once the LOC is verified, a non-disclosure document is issued from MPI to the purchasing entity. Once this document is received, the order will be confirmed, packaged and shipped direct to the end user. Our pricing includes shipping costs unless additional fees by a carrier are incurred. A bill of lading and product certificate are issued by the manufacturer and not by MPI.
In the future, an escrow account with a major bank may be an option, however until MPI can negotiate a more attractive fee for such service, the aforementioned method will be in place.
Product available domestically in a strategic warehouse can be delivered between 4 and 6 days. Products manufactured domestically can take 3 – 4 days to produce, then 4 – 6 days to arrive at the final destination. These time frames are subject to change due to order influx, production capacity and carrier efficiency.
We work with our customers and the manufacturer and/or carrier to resolve all issues as quickly as possible. Please call our tollfree number (877.789.9705) or send an email to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the issue, your order number, any description of the issue you can provide, any photos you feel would be helpful and company name and we will begin immediately to help.
We’re a small business. We exist to create jobs and provide a product to an end user. Having said that, we also need to generate a reasonable profit for the time, effort and investment required to do so. We are sensitive to the current health crisis we are all in and work closely with our manufacturers, government agencies and private entities to remain competitive and not engage in abusive price practices. We value relationships more than we value profit. Both Greg and I have enjoyed very long careers in highly regulated industries involving matter of the public trust and will always do our best to create long-lasting relationships.