Michigan’s own Ford Motor Company is teaming up with 3M in Minnesota and GE Healthcare out of Chicago to produce medical equipment including air purifying respirators, ventilators and face shields.
The company hopes to assemble up to 100,000 face shields per week, and increase it’s 3-D printing capacity to produce personal protective equipment.
Bill Ford, Executive Chairman said “This is such a critical time for America and the world. It’s time for action and cooperation. By coming together across multiple industries, we can make a real difference for people in need and for those on the front line of the crisis. At Ford, we feel a deep obligation to step up and contribute in times of need, just as we always have through the 117 year history of our company.”
The first 1,000 face shields are expected to be tested this week, at various Detroit area hospitals.