Ford to Produce Respirators, Masks for COVID-19 Protection in Michigan; Scaling Up Production of Gowns, Testing Collection Kits
DEARBORN, Mich., April 13, 2020 – Ford is expanding its efforts to design and produce urgently needed medical equipment and supplies for health care workers, first responders and patients fighting coronavirus.
Ford also is now producing face masks and leading an effort to scale production of reusable gowns for health care workers. “We knew that to play our part helping combat coronavirus, we had to go like hell and join forces with experts like 3M to expand production of urgently needed medical equipment and supplies, said Jim Baumbick, vice president, Ford Enterprise Product Line Management. “In just three weeks under Project Apollo, we’ve unleashed our world-class manufacturing, purchasing and design talent to get scrappy and start making personal protection equipment and help increase the availability and production of ventilators.”
Apr 14, 2020 at 02:10