President Donald Trump is calling on General Motors (GM) to re-open its old plant in Lordstown, Ohio in order to manufacture ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
However, GM no longer owns the Lordstown plant. Last year, they sold it to Lordstown Motors Corp. The company plans to make electric trucks there and has already started retooling the plant for its work.
On Friday, GM announced that they will be manufacturing up to 10,000 ventilators per month at their facility in Kokomo, Indiana. The first ventilators that the plant produces will be delivered in April.
Our teams have been working tirelessly with @MyVOCSN to produce critical care ventilators at our Kokomo, IN facility. Retooling is underway and we are poised to deliver the first ventilators next month with capacity of more than 10,000 monthly. https://t.co/34Here89Fa pic.twitter.com/vxZvSzHveb
— General Motors (@GM) March 27, 2020
GM is partnering with Ventec Life Systems in this endeavor.