GM, Ford in talks with President to make ventilators to fight COVID-19

GM, Ford in talks with President to make ventilators to fight COVID-19

Ford and GM are in talks with the White House about using vacant car factories to make medical equipment including ventilators that could help combat the coronavirus outbreak. Ford’s chief communications officer, Mark Truby, said: ’Ford stands ready to help the administration in any way we can, including the possibility of producing ventilators and other equipment.’

Chris
Chris
Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 months

Great idea, every country hit by COVID-19 suffers from acute shortage of these ventilators.

Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 1 months

Gm and ford actually have a history of stepping up and making random parts for the US in times of distress...gm made Sherman’s (I think), ford made jeeps, Saginaw and inland made m1 carbines...they’ve surprisingly done a substantial amount of manufacturing when the states need it the most

Peter
Peter 1 months

Make MADE IN AMERICA great again!!

bostonboy
bostonboy 1 months

Toyota has factories in the us, could they build the ventilators instead? I’d rather have a reliable ventilator instead of one that breaks down every few months!

pastorious
pastorious 1 months

Great move keeping people in business and bringing manufacturing back to America especially where it counts for medicine.

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

Hopefully schemes like this can minimize layoffs. I would agree but only if those are made in America by American workers.

a commoner
a commoner 1 months

Wonderful to see manufacturers thinking about changing their product to something that is a necessity during this crisis. I say quit talkingand just do it

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