Personal protective equipment is crucial for frontline healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19. Ever wanting to do its part, General Motors is stepping up and manufacturing PPE like face masks, face shields, and protective gowns.
GM converted its Warren, Michigan, manufacturing facility to produce face masks, and it is now capable of putting together upwards of 1.5 million masks per month. With the help of its suppliers, the automaker is also producing 50,000 face shields per week and bolstering production of protective gowns and aerosol boxes. All of these supplies will be donated and distributed to help heroes risking their lives every day to save the lives of others.
“It’s amazing how much our employees have accomplished in such a short time,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “People from all corners of the company have really stepped up to help, and to lend their talents, time and energy to battle coronavirus.”
Another way GM has pitched in to the fight is by producing Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilators. Contracted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to deliver 30,000 ventilators, General Motors expects to deliver half that number by the end of June and the total amount by August.
You can learn more about General Motors’ PPE manufacturing and other efforts in the fight against coronavirus by visiting GM’s website. If you need a new vehicle or need your current vehicle serviced during this difficult time, contact the team at Schwan Buick GMC, and we’ll be here to help.