After doing its part to aid in the fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing ventilators, Ford plans to shift its focus to manufacturing masks at a brisk pace through 2021, reports CNET.
Ford was one of the automakers who rose to the task when the US needed to boost ventilator production in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But now that its job is nearly complete, Ford’s not quite done helping out the country. Instead, it’ll pivot to yet another much-needed piece of safety equipment: Masks.
Ford announced this week that once it has built 50,000 ventilators, the automaker will pivot to producing 100 million masks. Expected to run through 2021, Ford is already cruising toward its target at the pace of 2.5 million medical-grade masks per week. It will boost these figures by increasing the number of production machines by late October.
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