GM Canada Plans to Make Face Masks in Oshawa
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General Motors Canada is preparing parts of its Oshawa plant to produce face masks to help meet the country’s need for face masks. The model will be based on the GM production model in place in Warren, Michigan.
“This is a proud day for all the employees of GM Canada to be preparing the Oshawa plant to make millions of face masks at cost to help Canada fight this COVID-19 Emergency,” said Scott Bell, president and managing director, GM Canada. “We look forward to partnering with our government and union partners to make this happen quickly.”
GM plans to manufacture approximately one million masks per month at cost for the Canadian government with around 50 employees supporting two shifts of production.