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Michigan Manufacturing Becomes Arsenal of Health 

March 30, 2020
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan companies are stepping up to help manufacture medical supplies to prevent shortages. Workers can now produce essential and potentially lifesaving equipment, preventing more layoffs. Right now, 600 Michigan companies have joined the fight against COVID-19. Learn more about how Michigan’s strong business community stepped up for the health and safety of the state.

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Automotive Suppliers 

  • Ford Motor Company will produce 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days in partnership with GE Healthcare at a plant in Ypsilanti.
  • RCO Engineering will make 30,000 face shields per day by April 2.
  • General Motors Co. aims to produce more than 200,000 ventilators in partnership with Ventec Life Systems.
  • GM plans to increase its production of surgical masks at its Warren plant from 50,000 per day to 100,000 per day.

Michigan Distilleries 

Other COVID-19 Heroes

  • HoMedics Inc., a massager maker, will import 25 million masks next month.
  • Carhartt will produce 20,000 gowns and 25 million masks.