Plymouth Ford plant makes over 4 million face shields for health care workers

Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:07:03-04

PLYMOUTH (WXYZ) — The Ford Sheldon Plant in Plymouth, Michigan, has manufactured more than 4 million face shields for health care workers as the country battles against the spread of the coronavirus.

The announcement was made on Facebook April 18, by Production Management Supervisor Doug Geiss.

"(We're) shipping as fast as we can make them," Geiss wrote.

Ford Motor Company confirmed the numbers to 7 Action News on Sunday, saying in a statement: "At Ford, we feel a deep obligation to step up and contribute in times of need. We’re doing it because we feel it’s the right thing to do."

Earlier in the week Ford Motor Company announced it will begin producing powered air-purifying respirators at its Vreeland facility near Flat Rock. The company also said on April 13 that it's Plymouth facility had produced 3 million face shields. By Saturday, the company had made roughly another 1 million shields, for a total of more than 4 million shields.

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