WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan recognized Ford Motor Company’s donation of 120 million masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.
Dingell said the company’s contribution of Michigan-made masks has saved lives – as have its #FinishStrong and Project Apollo initiatives.
“Face masks that are manufactured in Michigan by Ford-UAW employees are protecting Americans in all 50 states,” said Dingell. “UAW workers have been coming to work in the middle of the pandemic to ensure that their communities are safe.
“From manufacturing ventilators for hospitals and providing masks to the areas hardest hit by the pandemic, to donating Michigan-made masks for the 59th inaugural ceremonies, Ford’s dedication to safety has protected millions during this crisis.”
Dingell noted that Ford and its workers have a long history of answering the call of duty to serve the nation.
“Workers at the Willow Run Assembly Plant heard the call of their nation during World War II, and now 80 years after being the arsenal of democracy, Ford’s factories became the arsenal of health,” she said. “Michigan workers met the moment when normal production shifted to manufacturing the personal protective equipment and ventilators that this country sorely needed.”