Detroit Automakers Ventilator Contracts Almost Up
Aug. 17, 2020—Detroit's two largest automakers—Ford and General Motors—are nearing completion of their federal contracts to manufacture ventilators to help in mass production during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports The Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, Ford will have made about 43,000 ventilators by late next week and is expect to reach 50,000 by the end of August, which will fulfill the $336 million contract with the Department of Health and Human Services.
General Motors, on the other hand, is set to reach 30,000 ventilators by the end of August, which will fulfill its $490 million contract.
Ford partnered with General Electric Co. to fill the order, while GM worked with Seattle-area medical-device maker Ventec Life Systems.