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Borgman Ford is proud to stand beside Ford, who in a time of crisis is again stepping up to the plate to do their part. In a new partnership with General Electric, Ford will be mass-producing ventilators to help patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms recover. Ford also has the support of the United Auto Workers Union and expects to produce 50,000 ventilators in Michigan within 100 days. Production is expected to start at their Rawsonville Plant on April 20th, and once fully ramped up, Ford expects to be producing 30,000 ventilators a month.

An article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more - read some excerpts below or visit Media.Ford.com for the full story.

Ford To Produce 50,000 Ventilators In Michigan In Next 100 Days; Partnering With Ge Healthcare Will Help Coronavirus Patients

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, announced today it will begin producing in Michigan a third-party ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the vitally needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.
 
Ford will provide its manufacturing capabilities to quickly scale production, and GE Healthcare will provide its clinical expertise and will license the current ventilator design from Airon Corp. – a small, privately held company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life support products. GE Healthcare brought the Airon Corp. design to Ford’s attention as part of the companies’ efforts to scale production of ventilators quickly to help clinicians treat COVID-19 patients.
 
“The Ford and GE Healthcare teams, working creatively and tirelessly, have found a way to produce this vitally needed ventilator quickly and in meaningful numbers,” said Jim Hackett, Ford’s president and CEO. “By producing this ventilator in Michigan, in strong partnership with the UAW, we can help health care workers save lives, and that’s our No. 1 priority.”
 
Ford expects to produce 1,500 by the end of April, 12,000 by the end of May and 50,000 by July 4 – helping the U.S. government meet its goal of producing 100,000 ventilators in 100 days.
 
Ford, along with the companies it is supporting, will provide additional updates as these special projects progress.

Read the full article by visiting Media.Ford.com.

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