FCA to Produce Protective Face Masks
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will be manufacturing and donating protective face masks. It plans to produce over one million per month, with production capacity being installed and manufacturing beginning in the coming weeks with initial distribution to Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
The face masks will be donated to police, EMTs and firefighters, and hospital and health care clinic workers.
“Protecting our first responders and health care workers has never been more important,” said Mike Manley, CEO, FCA. “In addition to the support we are giving to increase the production of ventilators, we canvassed our contacts across the healthcare industry and it was very clear that there is an urgent and critical need for face masks. We’ve marshalled the resources of the FCA Group to focus immediately on installing production capacity for making masks and supporting those most in need on the front line of this pandemic.”
FCA is developing a multifaceted global program through applying manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering expertise to support the global fight against COVID-19.
FCA is working with national, regional and city authorities to make sure the donated face masks go to people and facilities with the most need.
Mario CywinskiMario Cywinski is the Editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine, a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and a judge for Canadian Truck King Challenge. He has over 11 years of editorial experience and over 16 years of automobile industry experience, as well as small business industry experience.
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