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    Bears made with pride to fill mini 3M coveralls

    August 07, 2017
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    Bears made with pride to fill mini 3M coveralls

    Handcrafted teddy bears made by a company that supports adults with disabilities will be given away in a prize draw at Offshore Europe in September.

    Bears made with pride to fill mini 3M coveralls

    Handcrafted teddy bears made by a company that supports adults with disabilities will be given away in a prize draw at Offshore Europe in September.

    Bears made with pride to fill mini 3M coveralls

    Handcrafted teddy bears made by a company that supports adults with disabilities will be given away in a prize draw at Offshore Europe in September.

    • Eighteen handcrafted teddy bears made by a company that provides a support service to adults with disabilities have been commissioned by 3M to promote its range of protective coveralls at Offshore Europe in September.

      The prototype was named Lofty by the crafts men and women at Glendaveny Bears, based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, as the 14-inch bear needed extra long legs to fit the mini coveralls supplied by 3M.

      These lovingly made bespoke bears will be given away in a prize draw at the Offshore Europe conference and exhibition, which takes place in Aberdeen from 5-8 September.

      Said Dawn Ricketts, market development manager for 3M Oil and Gas: “Our protective coveralls are just one of the items of personal safety equipment that we will be displaying at Offshore Europe.

      “The mini coveralls we had made for the 2015 conference created enormous interest, so we decided to go a step further this year and commission the handcrafted teddy bears to wear them.”

      Glendaveny has been making traditional hand-crafted bears for more than 26 years and each one is christened by the crafts men and women who make them. The bears are based on an original design using the finest quality mohair with board and pin jointing.

      Added Dawn: “We are delighted that Glendaveny agreed to make the bears for us. The company supports 20 adults with disabilities, giving them the chance to learn traditional craft skills as well as work in areas such as process control, quality control and money handling in the shop.

      “The bears are made to celebrate a wide range of occasions, such as a graduation, christening, wedding proposal or anniversary, but we believe we are the first to commission a teddy to model a protective coverall.”

      As well as Personal Protective Equipment, 3M will be showcasing its wide range of solutions for the Oil and Gas industry at Offshore Europe. These are designed to help industry operators improve their productivity, extend the life of their critical assets and protect their people and include ceramic sand screens for downhole sand control; noise-cancelling communication headsets; and Glass Bubbles for adding buoyancy and insulation to drilling fluids and cements.



      Visit 3M on stand 5A101 at Offshore Europe

      Find out more about Glendaveny Teddy Bears