In the next few weeks, it will hand over ventilator production at its COCOMO plant in Indiana to VENTEC life systems, a partner in ventilator manufacturing.
GM has previously worked with VENTEC life systems to build 30000 ventilators under a $490 million contract from the Federal Department of health and human services in response to the surge in new crown cases.
GM said it expects to complete the order by the end of August, but VENTEC will continue to operate the business in the form of leasing factories to improve production capacity. The company also makes vocsn intensive care ventilators at its plant in Bossel, Washington.
the ventilator program currently employs about 800 employees, 70 of whom are GM workers, who will then return to their previous positions at the company, while the rest will be considered for transfer to VENTEC.
the U.S. Federal Department of health and human services has also awarded Ford and GE Healthcare a $336 million contract to produce 50000 ventilators.