Since the production of the car in The Ford Plant past unemployed in mid-March, several car manufacturers have producing much needed medical equipment and PPE to help combat the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world. That includes a Large supply of Power Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) is designed, built, and sent to health workers in only 40 days. And now, Ford Canada is increasing face shield production.
Ford of Canada already manufactures face shields Windsor engine factory, but it seems that production has increased. The plant is currently working to collect more than 2.75 million face shields for distribution in Canada to help protect medical workers and first responders at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is only the latest effort by Ford to help combat the spread of the corona virus. To date, car makers have engineered and made more than 8 million face shields and as many as 100,000 respirators in partnership with 3M. It produces around 1 million face masks per day, and also produces up to 100,000 isolation dresses that can be washed a week in collaboration with Joyson Safety Systems.
Ford also helped patients and the community by building 50,000 life-saving ventilators on July 4th, 2020 in the US in collaboration with UAW and GE Healthcare, and tens of thousands of others in other countries. And in China, carmakers have prioritized the production of 1,500 ambulances.
Meanwhile, the production of Ford cars is already started back in China as well as in Europe, while production in the U.S. will resume on May 18th. Series of new safety protocols and new employee safety handbooks has also been applied at this facility, and reportedly worked well so far.
It’s nice to know that Ford Canada and other FoMoCo regional divisions are helping the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and get back to work.
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