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Ford Launches “Project Apollo” to Build Respirators

There are industries that helped spread the Wuhan Virus in America, but are at the front of the line in demanding a bailout while doing zero to help. And there are other industries that not at the front of the bailout line this time around, but actually are helping.

 Ford Motor Co. plans to build respirators, ventilators and face shields in partnership with its UAW work force, manufacturing company 3M and GE Healthcare to aid medical workers as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to overwhelm their supply.

Known internally as “Project Apollo” and inspired by the quick-thinking ingenuity of the Apollo 13 space mission, executives on Tuesday said Ford workers plan to use car parts and factory tools to help get some equipment out to doctors, nurses and first responders as early as this week.

Ford said it initially would be able to make up to 1,000 respirators per month, helping 3M boost production of them tenfold. Officials on a conference call said they’re working to begin production in a matter of days or weeks.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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