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Ford of Canada to make 100,000 face shields in Ontario | Car News

Ford’s Canadian division declared that it has begun manufacturing of one hundred,000 face shields at the company’s plant in Windsor, Ontario, to provide defense for medical staff and first responders across the place in the ongoing struggle towards the coronavirus.

Ford of Canada reported in a statement this 7 days that it is doing the job carefully with the Ontario and federal governments to distribute the face shields across the province, as very well as across Canada. Deliveries are envisioned to commence this 7 days.

“Ford of Canada has a extensive record of supporting Canada and its communities in moments of have to have. By redeveloping our manufacturing facility in Windsor to meet the urgent demand from customers for face masks, we can assist protect the life of our heroic medical industry experts and first responders who go on to deal with the most vulnerable among the us.”

– Dean Stoneley, president, CEO of Ford Canada, in joint statement with Unifor

A Ford spokesperson reported the first one hundred,000 face masks will be designed at the Windsor Motor plant, which generally makes six.8L V10 engines.

John D'Agnolo, président de locale 200 d'Unifor

John D’Agnolo, président de locale 200 d’Unifor

There was no point out by Ford or the union at this point how a lot of employees will be mobilized to make the screens.

“I am extremely grateful to our associates at Ford in Windsor for undertaking a incredible assistance for their neighborhood and their place in the course of this national emergency. I commend Ford for doing the job with Unifor to be certain that rigorous health and safety protocols are in area that will be certain our associates can manufacture badly needed medical materials and return dwelling securely to their households and families.”

– Unifor President Jerry Dias, in same statement

The automaker said that, on the guidance of federal government and health officials, Unifor and Ford Canada will remain in consistent conversation, equally nationally and at the plant level, to be certain that all safety measures and safety measures are taken to assist protect employees and their families.