In just over a week, Ford has shipped 1 million face shields across the country to protect front line health care workers fighting COVID-19 in their communities.
The company said that 120 UAW workers have been assembling the shields for front line workers using parts made with 3D printers at the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford.
“During difficult times, Americans pull together to solve tough problems — it’s part of who we are,” said New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. “New York City is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are deeply grateful for the resources and support we are receiving from people across the country. We thank the members of the UAW and Ford for their support.”
Over 190,000 of those face shields have been shipped and delivered to New York and New Jersey medical personnel and first responders.