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General Motors to Help Produce Ventilators


Health & Safety

March 23, 2020
By Mario Cywinski


Industries

General Motors, Ventec Life Systems, and StopTheSpread.org, are collaborating, in an effort to allow Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products during the COVID-19 pandemic..

“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, GM. “We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.”

Ventec will use logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise provided by GM, to build more ventilators.

“With GM’s help, Ventec will increase ventilator production,” said Chris Kiple, CEO, Ventec Life Systems.  “By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more ventilators to more hospitals much faster. This partnership will help save lives.”

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StopTheSpread.org will continue to unite business leaders to collect resources to complement and support government efforts.

StopTheSpread.org statement said: “We are grateful for the partnership between GM and Ventec Life Systems, which will enable Ventec to drastically scale production of critically needed respiratory care products. This is a vital step in delivering relief to our healthcare system, which is threatened by the spread of COVID-19. As this virus continues to endanger the lives of countless Americans, StopTheSpread.org is working to unite the business community around a common threat to our economy and our way of life. We know the strength of this effort relies on urgent coordination between the public and private sectors in order to get through this crisis.”