Suited for speed, manufacturer helps Ford crank out ventilators
22 Apr 2020
Another area manufacturer has joined the fight against COVID-19.
MME Group of Vadnais Heights is partnering with Ford Motor Co. in its quest to assemble 50,000 medical ventilators in 100 days. In late March, Ford announced its plans to retool a Michigan facility to produce the lifesaving device. The Detroit automaker signed a $336 million contract with the federal government last week sealing the deal. The facility expected to open April 20.
MME was selected to manufacture an intricate silicone diaphragm component critical to the function of the ventilators, which keep people alive when they can’t breathe on their own.